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RCoV Meeting – Bikes for Girls: Changing the World, One Bike at a Time

April 23 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

The Bikes for Girls team is focused on raising funds to provide bikes to girls living in remote African villages so that they can make the long journey to school. Independent research shows that girls with bikes have better attendance, get better grades, especially in math, and are more likely to graduate from high school. Over the last seven years, we have provided 1350 girls with bikes. We need your help to continue our work.

Bikes For Girls

The Bikes for Girls team is focused on raising funds to provide World Bicycle Relief (WBR) Buffalo bikes to rural African school girls to improve their educational outcomes. The lives of individuals, families, and communities are profoundly improved by each bike. A bike creates a story of impact – the freedom, power, and joy to overcome distance and time to achieve a better education, care for a sick loved one, and improve a household’s resilience. By combining world-class product development, measured community-led mobility programs, and a growing social enterprise WBR provides cost-effective long-term sustainable benefits for only $205/bike.

Ken McCance 

Ken McCance, a retired Professional Engineer/MBA, has had more than 30 years of experience in the project/general management and sales of international industrial and software projects. Ken’s career included extensive hands-on experience in consulting engineering from detailed engineering design to business group and executive management. He managed or contributed to projects in pulp and paper, mining, defense, energy, financial systems, oil refineries, e-business, and transportation. In his retirement, Ken has volunteered his expertise to local and international charities.

Robert G. Wyckham 

Robert G. Wyckham is an Emeritus Professor of Marketing, at the Faculty of Business Administration, at Simon Fraser University. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. Wyckham has taught at universities in the United States, England, France, and New Zealand. Professor Wyckham has authored articles in professional journals and books published in English, French, and Japanese As a consultant, Dr. Wyckham has worked for organizations in the private, public, and cooperative sectors. He has founded and been involved in the management of a number of entrepreneurial ventures. Robert was a twice-elected Alderman of West Vancouver; was Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees, was founder and Chairman of the Library Foundation, was founder and Chairman of the Citizens for Good Government. He is currently leading Bikes for Girls in association with World Bicycle Relief.

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