PEOPLE: Brenden’s Ride for Easter Seals leaves Surrey Saturday

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Brenden’s Ride for Easter Seals is the brainchild of Brenden Parker

SURREY — Brenden’s Ride for Easter Seals happens Saturday – and it’s all to help send children with disabilities to Camp Squamish.

The brainchild of Brenden Parker, the motorcycle ride from Cloverdale to Camp Squamish raised more than $15,000 last year and included 70 bikers.

Brenden has advanced Cerebral Palsy (CP). A graduate of Clayton Heights Secondary, he has gone to Easter Seals Camp Squamish for one week each summer for the past eight years.

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Up until 2012, admission was free. Last year, Easter Seals – a camp that offers kids a chance to be in a camp setting with other kids who have similar disabilities – was forced to charge a $500 fee for each camper.

That’s when Brenden came up with the idea of the ride.

The ride starts with breakfast and registration at The Henry at 5708 176 St. in downtown Cloverdale.

From there, the RCMP motorcycle drill team will escort 150 motorcyclists to Highway 1 and once the riders get to Camp Squamish, local country recording artist Karen Lee Batten will treat them to an afternoon performance.

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McDonald’s manager recognized in Surrey

McDonald’s Canada has awarded Surrey’s Kuldeep Singh with the 2015 Outstanding Manager of the Year Award.

Singh is the manager of McDonald’s at Highway 10 and 152nd Street. He has been a McDonald’s manager for six years.

“I’m honoured to receive this award,” says Singh. “I love my job.”

Singh and his team have also won numerous internal awards during his time at the Surrey restaurant.

The Outstanding Manager of the Year Award is one of McDonald’s Canada’s top honours and is presented to select restaurant managers across the country.

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