Ballenas Secondary School 2017 grads head off on the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike, which was in Parksville on Wednesday, May 24. Parksville teams included the grads, the Parksville Chamber Champions and a group called Heart 2 Heart. Together, they raised thousands of dollars for the foundation. Next stops for the bike were Qualicum Beach and Campbell River on Thursday, May 25. — Adam Kveton

Parksville teams hop on Big Bike

Ballenas grads, others raise funds for Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike made its annual appearance in Parksville and Qualicum Beach this week, with several teams climbing aboard the 30-seat cycle and raising thousands of dollars for the foundation. In Parksville May 24, teams included the grads, the Parksville Chamber Champions and a group called Heart 2 Heart. The bike then went on May 25 to make stops in Qualicum Beach and Campbell River.