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24 hr Speedskating Marathon Feb 17-18th on Sylvan Lake raising $ for Children's Wish Foundation

Art Goelema

By Art Goelema

A number of marathon speedskaters have come together to organize a 24 hr speedskate to raise money for Children's Wish Foundation.
This event will be held Feb 17-18, 2013 as part of the Foothills Speedskating Marathon Associations on Sylvan Lake Alberta. The skaters begin at 2pm on the 17th.
The idea is to have 3 groups of skaters rotating so they can skate for one hour and then have 2 hours off. Also they will be accumulating as many kilometers as possible in the 24 hrs period on a 2 km track on Sylvan Lake.
We feel Children's Wish foundation is a great cause as it grants wishes to children and families dealing with serious illnesses.
At 12:00 pm till 1:30 pm on the 18th of Feb (final hours of the marathon), the public is being invited to skate to also raise money. Pledge sheets have gone out.
This is a non profit event, and we are hoping you can announce the marathon to increase awarenesss. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Art Goelema at 403-963-0171. Thank you so much.

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