Novotel Toronto North York Supports Heart and Stroke Foundation with Big Bike Ride Fundraiser Events
Novotel Toronto North York Supports Heart and Stroke Foundation with Big Bike Ride Fundraiser Events.
- (1888PressRelease) June 09, 2011 - TORONTO, Ontario - Novotel, which offers a high standard of attentive service at seven hotels in Canada and nearly 400 around the world, continues to affirm its commitment towards its community. Novotel Toronto North York will again support the Heart and Stroke Foundation by hosting two Big Bike Ride events on Thursday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 22.
The Big Bike Ride is one of the Heart and Stroke Foundation's major fundraising events. The team event encourages organizations, companies and groups to participate and raise money for the charity. Teams made up of 29 riders and one driver (provided by the Heart and Stroke Foundation) pedal through over 200 communities, across nine provinces in Canada, raising funds along the way. Last year, the organization raised over $7 million for research thanks to more than 40,000 riders who got involved in the event.
Novotel Toronto North York has hosted and sponsored the Big Bike event in North York for the past four years. Each year, they have hosted the event registration and provided refreshments for participants all day. Most recently, Novotel Toronto North York hosted the May 10 Big Bike event which raised more than $14,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
"It is a great community event, and we are excited to welcome the more than 400 participants on June 9 and June 22 as they support this great cause," said Michael Singer, general manager of Novotel Toronto North York. "We hope these events will raise even more money to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation's critical research that will improve the lives of not only heart and stroke patients, but of all Canadians."
The Big Bike events on June 9th and June 22nd will take place at Novotel North York, located at 3 Park Home Avenue in North York from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Michael Singer, general manager of Novotel Toronto North York, at 416-733-2929, or contact the Heart and Stroke foundation of Canada at 613-569-4361.
About Novotel North America
As the mid-scale hotel brand within the Accor group portfolio, Novotel offers close to 400 hotels and resorts in 60 countries, situated in the centre of major international cities from business districts to tourist destinations. Novotel's consistently high standard of service contributes to the wellbeing of both business and leisure travellers: think spacious, modular-design guestrooms, balanced cuisine available 24/7, excellent meeting facilities, attentive staff, dedicated children's areas and rejuvenating wellness facilities. The Novotel group is a pioneer in sustainable development and all Novotel hotels participate in the EarthCheck worldwide environmental certification program.
In Canada, Novotel operates seven hotels - Novotel Toronto Mississauga, Novotel Toronto North York, Novotel Toronto Centre, Novotel Ottawa, Novotel Montreal, Novotel Montréal Aéroport and Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre. Novotel has been recognized as a "Best Employer in Canada" for two consecutive years by Aon Hewitt's Best Employers Studies. More information at Novotel.com.
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