Cycling4Diversity set to stop at KPU Surrey and speak about breaking down cultural barriers

Fri, May 17, 2013

Metro Vancouver, BC – Riding through 14 cities over four days, the Cycling4Diversity team will demonstrate that acceptance of different cultures and races has no boundaries. From May 21-24, the cycling team will be riding to and speaking at a number of schools from Victoria to Abbotsford to discuss the benefits of cultural diversity and the importance of eliminating racism. In its quest to encourage students and citizens to expand their circle of friends, the cycling team will make a stop at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) Surrey campus on Wednesday, May 22.

"We're excited to be stopping at Kwantlen and sharing in our message of celebrating our cultural diversity and being inclusive during Cycling4Diversity Week in British Columbia," said Ken Herar, Founder, Cycling4Diversity. "Living in a multicultural country we should never stop building bridges and partnerships. The support from all the universities, colleges and public schools has been extremely encouraging. The team is honoured to deliver this important message."

At the May 22 event, KPU representatives will be presenting a donation to Cycling4Diversity and will join Surrey City Councillor Barinder Rasode who will declare May 19-25 "Cycling4Diversity Week."

"KPU is pleased to welcome Cycling4Diversity at its Surrey stop in this year's journey," said KPU President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Alan Davis. "We applaud the initiative and commitment of the riders in supporting diversity and equality in all our communities."

Cycling4Diversity began in 2011 to celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on May 21, a day proclaimed by the United Nations.

The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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