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Another 166 Kilometers Cycling for Clara Hughes and her Big Ride Team and they Arrive in New Glasgow by

Journal Notes

After cycling another long 166 kilometers stretch with great tailwinds, Clara Hughes and her Big Ride Team sped their way into the town of New Glasgow. There were just under a thousand fans who were awaiting her arrival for hours on end in order to join the fight for proper Mental Health Care.

Clara arrived in the city just before dinner time, but still took the time to meet with as many individuals and families as possible before heading off to her tour bus to grab a bite to eat and get ready for her event of the night. She then made her way, along side her husband and team as always, to the Wellness Center in its Upstairs Convention Area on Westville Road in New Glasgow. She hosted a special event featuring several keynote speakers including George Canyon and Dave Gunning.

This event was very unique in the way that Clara Hughes was able to step away from the main stage and take more time to observe her fellow speakers and meet with fans instead of being the one doing most of the talking on stage. Clara decided that she wanted to use this new approach from time to time and to connect with her fans on an even closer level that will make their encounter together even more memorable.

The event went on from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Clara stayed around the Wellness Center until just before 10 p.m. To end the evening, Clara received a very special gift from Irene Limburg, a mental health advocate from Pictou, Nova Scotia. Ms. Limburg gave Clara Hughes a unique book with over 1000 signatures pledging Mental Health care for all. This was a very emotional moment for the pair and Clara will cherish this pledge book forever.

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