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Ride benefits autism charity

The Canucks Autism Network will be the beneficiary when cyclists take to the streets of East Kelowna Saturday.

The 8th annual HM Commercial Ride for Autism starts and ends at the Vibrant Vine, and takes riders through orchards and wineries throughout the area.

Organizers say more than $300,000 has been raised for autism charities overt the first seven years of the event.

They began a partnership with CAN in 2017, where virtually all of the funds raised are being used to create programs supporting more than 250 kids in sports programs.

This year, through the support of CAN, the Okanagan Innovation Centre and Canada Learning Code, A job creation program and high-tech development camp will be started.



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