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Whistler GranFondo Finds Sponsor

Published April 21, 2010

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) has stepped up to be the main sponsor for the first ever RBC GranFondo Whistler mass cycling event. It will be held September 11, along the picturesque Sea to Sky Highway.

RBC is delighted to support the 4,000 enthusiastic cyclists—beginners to advanced—who have made this a sold-out event. The RBC GranFondo Whistler also offers a unique opportunity to participate in the RBC Blue Water Project, a 10 year, $50 million grant program to support charitable initiatives that contribute to a future of sustainable water resources worldwide. As part of the RBC GranFondo Whistler, the RBC Blue Water Project is donating $25,000 to 11 designated charities dedicated to the protection, conservation and improvement of water quality. And everyone gets a chance to vote for their favorite charity.

“We’re inviting everyone to get involved in the RBC GranFondo Whistler event and to play a role in helping protect clean water supplies,” said Graham MacLachlan, RBC regional president for B.C. “It’s a great way to get into shape, enjoy our beautiful province while making a meaningful difference in the world.”

People can visit the RBC GranFondo Whistler Web site at (click on link) and vote for their favorite water-related charity. RBC will allocate funding to charities dedicated to watershed protection and providing access to safe drinking water based on the number of votes received.

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