Come out

and cheer

cyclist with a




Linda Groulx hopes that a lot of

people will join her in welcoming her

brother, Bruce Fisher, to Hawkesbury

June 19.

Fisher, 71, is cycling from Brockville

to St. John’s, Newfoundland to raise

money for the Special Olympics


The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial

Police detachment, which also supports

the Special Olympics, will be providing

an escort.

Photo Linda Groulx

“I think it would be great if people

Bruce Fisher will pedal into Hawkesbury

came out to show their support. Perhaps

June 19 as part of his fund-raising cycle in

some local cyclists would also like to

aid of the Special Olympics.

cycle along with him,” says Groulx.

Fisher is scheduled to arrive in town

Help for job seekers

at about 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. Arriving from

Vankleek Hill on Highway 34, he will

travel on Spence east to Tupper, north


to Lansdowne and east to Marc-André

Street where he will be greeted at

Laurentian Park, a neighbourhood

TheOntariogovernment is contributing

situated east of Tupper Street.

$174,652 to help five unemployed people

This is not the first time Fisher has

improve their skills.

undertaken such a feat. In 2009, he and

North Glengarry Township is paying

a friend cycled along County Road 17

$162,508 to the North Glengarry Quality

fromOttawa toHawkesbury en route to

Management Program, which is funded

the Newfoundland ferry.

through Employment Ontario.

However, on this trek, he will be

“By investing in our people and our

going solo most of the way. He will be

community,we’rebuildingabrighter future

accompanied by his niece on the Québec

for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. Our Open

leg of the trip.


Since he considers County Road 17 to

skilledandeducatedworkforce intheworld,

be too dangerous, Fisher is sticking

giving Ontario the competitive edge in

primarily to secondary roads.

securing a strong economy for the future,”

He hopes to cover an average of 100


kilometres a day.

Marc Lalonde.

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