CMU cyclists to pedal for foreign student aid

April 5, 2010 | Focus On | Number 7
Canadian Mennonite University Release |

A team of five cyclists, made up of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) faculty members and alumni will race from Vancouver to Winnipeg in pursuit of ultra-marathon cyclist Arvid Loewen, to raise money for international student financial assistance and international practicums. Hot Pursuit 2010 begins on July 17, when CMU’s team of five will try to overtake Arvid Loewen, who is racing for the Mully Children’s Family Charitable Foundation, which helps abandoned and orphaned children in South Africa. Team CMU will race around the clock, attempting to cover 2,400 kilometres in three-and-a-half days. CMU director of enrolment Abe Bergen says, “Many [international] students wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for our financial awards program. Monies raised through Hot Pursuit 2010 will strengthen support for international education.” For more information, or to sponsor a Team CMU participant, e-mail

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