Silicon Valley’s interns enjoy perk-filled summer – National

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Sitting in a kitchen stocked with free food, a handful of 20-something Google summer interns weigh their favourite perks, but where to begin? With bikes, buses, massages, swimming pools, dance classes, nap pods, parties and access to their tech heroes, it’s a very long list.

“Unlimited sparkling water?” someone says.

In the end, however, the budding Googlers are most excited about the work.

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“The project I’m working on is super high impact, and I’m looking for ways to make my mark,” says Rita DeRaedt, 20, studying visual communication technology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She admitted to being a bit star-struck after she was assigned to a team headed by a designer she’s long admired.

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With summer’s arrival comes an influx of thousands of Silicon Valley interns. Well paid and perked, young up-and-comers from around the world who successfully navigate the competitive application process are assigned big time responsibility at firms such as Google, Facebook, Dropbox and 桑拿会所.

Silicon Valley tech firms pay their interns more than any other sector in the U.S., according to a Top 25 list of 2014 intern pay by online career website Glassdoor.

Palantir Technologies, a Palo Alto-based cybersecurity firm, topped the list with $7,012 average monthly base pay. Also on the list: 桑拿会所, LinkedIn, Facebook, eBay, Google and Apple, all of which pay more than $5,000 a month, or $60,000 annually if these were full time jobs.

And that’s not counting the perks, which at Facebook even include housing in this high rent region.

Executives hope that a fun and stimulating summer will motivate them to come back after graduation to launch careers. It’s money well spent in a field fighting for talent, says Keck Graduate Institute professor Joel West in Claremont, who hired interns when he ran his own software company, and now helps place students at internships.

“When you’re an employer, interns are a win-win, because you get relatively cheap labour and you get a first look at talented and ambitious people,” he says. “You get first dibs on them.”

Indeed, many of the internships turn into careers.

Max Schireson, CEO of database startup MongoDB, with offices in Palo Alto and New York, says they nurture former interns, 35 this summer selected from a pool of 3,000, when they return to their respective schools — primarily Brown, MIT, Stanford and Princeton.

“We try to keep in touch with them both to keep that relationship warm but also because they can help us in identifying our next crop,” Schireson says.

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Schireson says that while there’s solid pay, with food, drink and candy around the office, there are limits. Ultimately, he says, “we want people attracted mostly by the workplace challenges.”

Typically, interns are assigned to collaborative teams working on specific projects; computer science student might be writing software code to make failed passcode attempts erase data, while a human resources student might be creating online learning modules for new hires.

Serial entrepreneur Jon Bischke, currently CEO of San Francisco-based Entelo, a tech recruiter, said interns better arrive ready to hustle.

“Companies in Silicon Valley are growing faster than literally any companies anywhere since the beginning of time,” he said. “The energy is palpable and for people who appreciate fast-paced environments, you won’t find anything faster than what’s going on in Silicon Valley right now.”

But there is an effort to keep hours reasonable, and many said East Coast financial sector interns work longer hours for less pay.

“We believe in paying for work and paying our interns, full stop, but we don’t believe in making interns work all hours of the day unnecessarily, and think there are lessons to be learned in terms of managing time and workflow,” said Google spokeswoman Meghan Casserly. Overtime is allowed, however, for projects that warrant it, she says.

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Chris Crawford was 18, a student at University of California, Santa Cruz, when he landed his first internship at nearby Cupertino-based Apple. He spent the next five summers interning at Apple, two in public relations, three at iTunes.

“I love Apple technology, I’m a musician and I loved what they were doing in the music industry, and I got real life business experience there,” says Crawford, who went on to launch his own startup,, in 2009, an online service where musicians can sell cover songs and original music to fans, or through iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other sites.

Now and then, he says, their little firm of eight even gets an intern.

Google’s head of global staffing Kyle Ewing says the biggest misconception about their interns is that they are all computer scientists from elite universities. Instead, Google, and many other firms, have outreach programs to both diversify their workforce and provide opportunities for non-technical students.

As for the new class of interns, thousands of them, Ewing says she expects them to be tackling major challenges as they sip their sparkly water over the next three months. “Our hope is that we can offer a job to anybody who has a successful summer,” she says. “We have a very, very successful pipeline.”

©2014The Canadian Press

Massive manhunt for three inmates who escaped Quebec prison

WATCH: It seems unlikely, but it happened again. Three inmates from a Quebec prison were scooped up by a helicopter and are now on the run. MIke Le Couteur reports.

MONTREAL – The search widened Sunday for three Quebec inmates facing murder charges who used a helicopter to make a brazen escape from jail a day earlier.

Authorities were put on alert across the province, in the rest of Canada, and in the United States, said Quebec provincial police.

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But police offered few details on the manhunt, for fear the escapees could be monitoring media reports.

“We have many, many officers who are scattering all the areas possible,” said Sgt. Gregory Gomez.

“Investigators are, of course, checking every lead.”

It’s the second helicopter jailbreak in the province in just over a year.

Gomez wouldn’t say whether the helicopter had been located or whether they had an idea of where the men had headed.

The escapees were identified as Yves Denis, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49.

Yves Denis is shown in this police handout photo

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Serge Pomerleau is shown in this police handout photo.

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Denis Lefebvre is shown in this police handout photo.

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The men fled from the Orsainville Detention Centre barbed wire in suburban Quebec City around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday with the help of a green-coloured helicopter.

The facility is lined with a series of fences and barbed wire, and features a watch post.

The chopper landed in a courtyard of the detention centre then quickly took off again heading west, perhaps toward Trois-Rivieres or Montreal, police said.

The three men were originally arrested on drug trafficking and gangsterism charges in 2010, according to police.

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Denis is also facing first-degree murder charges, while Lefebvre and Pomerleau are facing charges of murder and conspiracy to murder, according to the Quebec provincial police website.

As the search continued Sunday, police added the escapees to the list of Quebec’s 10 most wanted.

The status of the men’s cases in the court system was not immediately clear. Provincial jails in Canada normally house people awaiting trial or those sentenced to offences of two years or less behind bars.

Police said the men were swept up in a major 2010 police operation called Operation Ecrevisse (Project Crayfish), aimed at bringing down a drug trafficking ring in northwestern Quebec.

During the raid, police made 51 arrests and seized $905,000 and 2 kilograms of cocaine, along with other drugs, police said. They also seized a plane and a helicopter.

Police released photos of the three men on social media and appealed to the public for help, but warned anyone who spotted them not to approach and immediately contact police.

Audrey-Anne Bilodeau, another police spokeswoman, said Saturday police were working with surrounding airports and Quebec’s Valcartier military base to help track down the chopper.

The Orsainville Detention Centre, about 10 kilometres from the centre of Quebec City, can hold up to 710 offenders.

In 2010, it was the scene of a fire and a violent skirmish that ended with two inmates dead and another six rushed to hospital.

It was also the scene of a riot in February 2008, which was apparently triggered by a smoking ban at the facility.

Saturday’s helicopter escape had similarities to another bold jailbreak.

Two inmates made a similar break from a St-Jerome, Que., prison in March 2013.

A helicopter pilot was forced at gunpoint to fly to the prison on a Sunday afternoon.

Two inmates at the facility, which is about 60 kilometres from Montreal, climbed a rope ladder into the hovering helicopter and fled.

The two escapees and the two men accused of hijacking the chopper were picked up by police in Mont-Tremblant, about 85 kilometres away, within a few hours of the escape.

©2014The Canadian Press

Winnipeg magician Darcy Oake falls short on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ – Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG – As Winnipeg magician Darcy Oake dangled upside-down and wriggled to escape a hinged trap with spikes that threatened to impale him, the audience members and judges of Saturday’s finale of Britain’s Got Talent were on the edge of their seats.

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Oake, 26, debuted on the variety show contest with a dazzling display of slight-of-hand tricks with doves, which wowed even notoriously blunt judge Simon Cowell.

However Saturday’s performance, where Oake competed 10 other variety acts, was a lot more risky and had to be completed under the pressure of a burning piece of cord, which was all that held the trap’s arms from closing on him.

Oake escaped and survived. But when the British television audience voted, Oake wasn’t in the running and the top prize of 250,000 British pounds (about $456,000) went to Collabro, a musical theatre group.

“Win or lose. This has been the most amazing experience of my life,” the magician tweeted just moments after his performance.

The routine was called “The Jaws of Death.”

The audience weren’t the only ones holding their breath as the cord burned thinner and thinner. Oake’s father, Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Scott Oake, followed up-to-the minute social media updates of how the act was going while riding a bus to Staples Centre in Los Angeles to cover Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup final.

Oake’s mother followed the happenings at the family’s cottage in Manitoba.

“I’ve seen him do that routine before, but it never fails to create a sense of anxiety,” Scott Oake said, speaking by cellphone from the bus.

“He’s skilled enough that he can do it successfully each time,” he added. “We honestly never expect that he’s going to get killed.”

On a video screen behind the stage, an image of a younger Darcy Oake next to his late brother was shown. Bruce Oake died three years ago from a drug addiction.

Scott Oake explained that Darcy is greatly motivated by trying to make his brother’s life mean something. The performer has committed to trying to establish a drug treatment centre in Winnipeg that’s similar to one in Calgary, Simon’s House, where his brother underwent treatment.

“Bruce is never far from Darcy’s mind and it’s just an example of how close they were as brothers,” Oake said.

Cowell told Oake on an earlier appearance of Britain’s Got Talent that he’s “the best magician” they’ve ever had on the show, called him a “star” and praised him for presenting magic in a non-corny way.

A YouTube clip of the performance with the doves has garnered over 25 million views.

Oake has said he’ll likely settle down in London for a while, and ultimately hopes to make it to the level of famed illusionist David Copperfield.

“Thank you everyone for your love and support,” Oake tweeted after Saturday’s results were announced.

“You have all been incredible throughout this journey. See you soon!”

©2014The Canadian Press

Woman dies after being shot in Lachine – Montreal

MONTREAL – Police are investigating a crime scene on Camille Street after a woman in her 60s was shot and killed in Lachine.

At around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Montreal police responded to a 911 call concerning gunshots heard on Camille Street near Richmond.

Upon arrival, officers found a woman with serious injuries to the upper body. She was transported to the hospital and later died.

A second victim, a man in his 20s, was also found on the scene with minor injuries.

A 34-year-old man was later arrested and was being questioned by police officers.

This was Montreal’s 11th homicide of the year.



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Global News picks up 11 RTDNA awards

TORONTO – Global News has won 11 National and Network RTDNA (Radio and Television Digital News Association) awards, the most among Canadian broadcasters.

The awards hailed Global News for its coverage on issues ranging from the 2013 Alberta flooding to an in-depth look at epilepsy and the medical efforts to understand, treat and explain the disorder that affects one in every 100 Canadians.

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“These awards represent the success of the diligence, passion, and dedication from our news teams across the country,” said Troy Reeb, senior VP of news and station operations. “We’re honoured to be recognized by industry leaders for our outstanding achievements in broadcast.”

The awards were presented at the RTDNA annual gala in Toronto Saturday.

The big winner Saturday was Global Calgary after taking home three national awards, including the Bert Cannings Award for Best Newscast and Charlie Edwards Award for Spot News for their coverage of the 2013 Alberta floods. In addition, their story The Africa Project: From Canada to Sierra Leone, won the Adrienne Clarkson Award  for diversity.

The work of Global News’ online reporting was also recognized, with Globalnews苏州纹眉 seizing the Digital Media Award for their feature, Crude Awakening, an investigative piece on Canada’s oil industry.

“This award recognizes the importance of data journalism at Global News, and its ability to generate investigative storytelling that hits home with Canadians,” said Ron Waksman, senior director of online news and current affairs. “We are fortunate that some of the top data journalists in the country work in our newsrooms.”

Global Toronto and Global Regina both added two awards, with Toronto’s story First Person winning the Dave Rogers Award for Long Feature, and their Focus Ontario: Inside Epilepsy special winning the Trina McQueen Award for News Information Program. Global Regina’s features Saskatchewan Comic Culture and Restored Memories were also winners this evening.

Global’s investigative program 16×9 was honoured with the Adrienne Clarkson Award for their story Gender Identity. And Global National took home the Gord Sinclair Live Special Events Award for in-depth coverage of the Alberta Floods, helmed by anchor and executive editor Dawna Friesen.

Below is a full list of Global’s RTDNA awards.

RTDNA National Awards:

Trina McQueen – News Information Program
Global Toronto
Focus Ontario: Inside Epilepsy

Dave Rogers – Long Feature
Global Toronto
First Person

Charlie Edwards – Spot News
Global Calgary
Alberta Floods 2013: Flash Floods Day 1

Adrienne Clarkson – Diversity
Global Calgary
The Africa Project: From Canada to Sierra Leone

Bert Cannings – Best Newscast
Global Calgary (Large Market)
Alberta Floods 2013: State of Emergency

Sport Award
Global Edmonton
Esks Kitchen

Hugh Haugland – Creative Use of Video
Global Regina
Saskatchewan Comic Culture

Dave Rogers – Short Feature
Global Regina
Restored Memories

RTDNA Network Awards:

Digital Media Award
Global News
Crude Awakening

Gord Sinclair Award
Global National
Alberta Floods Special

Adrienne Clarkson – Diversity
Gender Identity

Hundreds of pop culture items auctioned off in Vancouver – BC

WATCH: The Howard Blank collection auction is a pop culture supermarket. And as Squire Barnes reports, the past is within reach if you’re willing to pay the price.

Hundreds of rare pop culture collectibles are up for grabs in Vancouver this weekend as part of a unique auction. The lifetime collection of Howard Blank is on sale and bidders from as far away as Ontario are here to snatch some of the rarest items.

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The collection is full of little pieces of nostalgia, including movie memorabilia, vintage gumball and coke bottle vending machines, and more than 100 acoustic and electric guitars.

Some of the rare items include Andy Warhol signed serigraphs, B.B. King electrical guitar and original art work signed by Michael Jackson and John Lennon.

One of the most unique and prized possessions in Blank’s collection is the original rickshaw from the 1963 Elvis Presley film It Happened at the World’s Fair.

It was sold for more than $10,000 to an Abbotsford resident, who outbid the Graceland museum.

Blank says it feels surreal to see his entire collection getting sold off.

“You know the great roller coast at the PNE. Well imagine riding that about a hundred times. There were some unbelievable drops and unbelievable highs,” he says.

Before Blank got into the movie and casino businesses, he was the kid who never unwrapped his comic books, thinking instead they’d be worth something some day.

He started collecting when he was just 10 years old, working at the Vogue Theatre.

He was allowed to take all the movie posters home and that started his life-long habit of collecting things.

“I am the guy who wants to save everything,” says Blank.

His stuff spent years sitting in boxes at his home and a huge warehouse.

He says he decided to sell his collection because he felt the need to downsize and take care of his sick dad.

His father has since passed away, but Blank still found it in his heart to part ways with his collection.

Blank says he never had a goal on how much money he wanted to make.

“This was not really about the money, it was more about starting a new chapter in my life.”

But even though his collection is gone, once a collector, always a collector, says Blank.

“My wife says if you want it, go ahead, but something must be removed to replace it. This was stage one.”

PHOTO GALLERY: Take your pick! Some of the items featured in this year’s Howard Blank auction 

Rangers unhappy at no-call in OT loss

The New York Rangers returned home Sunday with a bad taste in their mouth.

Unable to hold a two-goal lead on three occasions in their 5-4 overtime loss to the Kings, the Rangers had plenty to rue in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final at Staples Center on Saturday night.

But they were especially upset at a non-call early in the third period when Dwight King scored to pull the Kings to within one at 4-3.

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As Justin Williams moved the puck to Matt Greene at the point, the six-foot-four 230-pound King headed to goal as he had done all night. Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh engaged him at the top of the blue paint and soon King, McDonagh and goalie Henrik Lundqvist were tangled together like a three-headed octopus.

King somehow managed to tip Greene’s shot from the point as Lundqvist was unable to move.

Marian Gaborik scored 5:38 later to tie it at 4-4 and Dustin Brown’s tip-in of a Willie Mitchell shot ended the drama at 10:26 of double overtime.

On the wrong end of two overtime contests, the Rangers trail two games to none going into Game 3 Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Asked it was goalie interference on the King goal, a tight-lipped Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said: “Ask the NHL.”

Goalie interference is not reviewable under the current rules.

Lundqvist was clearly unhappy, throwing his arms up in disbelief after the goal as he was pinned under King and McDonagh. He talked to the referee during a TV timeout soon after, seeking an explanation.

Lundqvist said after the game that he just wanted consistency, pointing to a goalie interference penalty to Rangers forward Benoit Pouliot in the second period.

“If they don’t call that, you can’t call that they called in the second period,” said Lundqvist, who thought Pouliot had been pushed into Jonathan Quick.

“We have the same play and they score. Like I said, I don’t think it’s a penalty but you’ve got to stop the play if the goalie can’t move in his crease. And it’s not like I’m outside the crease. I play pretty deep. Just be consistent with it.”

Kings forward Jeff Carter was called for goalie interference in the first overtime period, after contact with Lundqvist that left the New York goaltender taking his time to get his equilibrium back.

Still Rangers forward Derek Stepan also didn’t like what he saw on the King goal.

“I don’t really want to get myself worked up right now,” he said. “From my point of view, I think that their (King’s) goal shouldn’t have even happened. But I’m not the one making the calls, I’m the one playing. I’m not the one that saw what he saw and we go from there.”

King was a thorn in the Rangers’ side all night, screening Lundqvist on Willie Mitchell’s second-period goal.

Vigneault tried to look at the positives.

“Both games we had opportunities,” he said. “We didn’t get it done. We’re going home in front of our great fans. We’re going to be ready for the next game. ”

The non-call was just one of many talking points. Like the Kings, the Rangers were punished for mistakes. And they had chances to score, with Jonathan Quick stopping Brad Richards at point-blank range in the third and Chris Kreider hitting the post in overtime.

Lundqvist pointed to the razor-edge margin in the first two games.

“It’s just one bounce here and there and it’s a different score. We came up short in two games. Now we have to go home to New York and turn this around.”

Stepan said the goal for New York was simple.

“Just relax and play. We’ve got to make sure we take care of ourselves, get home and get that Garden rocking.”

Los Angeles was judged to have yielded 33 giveaways Saturday, to 15 from New York. That’s 51 giveaways from LA in two games, compared to 25 for the Rangers.

Kings centre Anze Kopitar is expecting a Rangers pushback at Madison Square Garden.

“We can play better hockey. And we’ve done it before. Everybody knows that we’re going to have to do it at MSG because their building is going to be loud,” Kopitar said. “I’m sure they’re going to be very desperate. They’re going to throw everything at us that they’ve got and we’re going to have to match all of the above.”

The Rangers’ loss came despite leading 4-2 after 40 minutes. That snapped their 10-0 record when leading after two periods this post-season.

Forty-eight teams have taken a 2-0 series lead since the Stanley Cup final went to the best-of-seven format in 1939. Of those clubs, 43 (89.9 per cent) have gone on to win the Cup, including the 2012 Kings.

Home teams sweeping Games 1 and 2 of the Cup final have gone 32-3 (.914 per cent). But two of the exceptions were recent with Pittsburgh (2009 against Detroit) and Boston (2011 against Vancouver) rallying to win the Cup.

©2014The Canadian Press

‘Weekend at the Races’ in Montreal’s Little Italy – Montreal

Alessio di Marco knows a lot about Ferraris.

“Basically, these cars, they’re one of a kind,” he said.

On Saturday, he got to sit in the driver’s seat during the “Weekend of the Races” of Little Italy, a three-day annual event held during the Grand Prix.

The event is a family-oriented alternative to the downtown craze, where all ages can admire cars, enjoy the food, and get to the know the neighbourhood.

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“We’ve got make-up artists, there’s going to be games for kids,” said Marco Miserendino, one of the event’s organizers.

“They get to see the vintage firetrucks, climb on them, see them, touch them. There’s mini Ferrari cars that they can ride with the pedals.”

“The whole site is for car lovers, food lovers, and if you’ve got a little bit of Italian spirit in you, or if you like the whole Italian dolce vita thing, then there’s no better place to be,” Miserendino added.

The show attracts car enthusiasts from all over; mostly Montrealers, but also tourists so intrigued they decide to venture north.

This year, organizers expected over a quarter million people.

“The atmosphere is amazing,” said one father, who came with his daughter. “We truly enjoy being here, and we come practically every year.”

“Today we’re here from Laval,” said another mother. “We came here for the atmosphere – and we came here for the gelato!”

One of the many cars on display was a dragster, a car used for drag-racing that can go up to 180 mph, in just seven seconds.

The race weekend is also great, of course, for local businesses.

” These people get to see maybe things they wouldn’t normally come and see in Little Italy, so it’s an excuse to bring them in,” said Miserendino. “And once they taste it, they feel what it’s all about they keep coming back, so it’s important for merchants to put out their best foot forward and show what they’re able to do.”

Alessio was sure having a lot of fun.

“What I like the most about is all the people, and all the cars,” he said.

The event lasts until Sunday, June 8th, 10 p.m.

Historic Calgary house on the move

A 118-year-old mansion located in the community of Mission is moving to a new location on Sunday. The McHugh House was built in 1896, and has sat in the 100 block of 18th Avenue S.W. for more than a century. The home, once owned by the Calgary Roman Catholic Diocese, was slated for demolition before the city approved a $450,000 grant to preserve it as a historic site. The move will result in some road closures and minor disruptions in the east side of the Beltline It’s being partially disassembled, including removing every brick from the home, before crews move it two blocks to Humpy Hollow Park, located along 17th Avenue S.W. The move will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on June 8. The house will be travelling down Centre St from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by crews working the rest of the day to get it on its new foundation. In order to make sure that the house is moved safely, there will be some road closures and other minor disruptions in the east side of the Beltline community:

18 Avenue S.W. will be closed between Centre Street and 1st Street S.W.Centre Street will be closed between 18 Avenue S.W. and 15th Avenue S.W.Humpy Hollow Park will be temporarily closed to the public.

Citizens can come watch the move, however all members of the public will need to remain behind any barricades set up along the route. The McHugh House is the sixth oldest in Calgary. It was built for John Joseph McHugh, one of three brothers originally from Ottawa who were prominent Calgary pioneers and ranchers. The house is an early, rare and intact example of Queen Anne Revival-style architecture in Calgary.


MS Bike Tour celebrates 25 years of fundraising, cycling – Edmonton

Watch above: The MS Bike Tour from Leduc to Camrose celebrates 25 years.

EDMONTON – A steady stream of cyclists could be seen for kilometres south of Edmonton Saturday, as riders took off on the first leg of the MS Bike Tour.

The 185-kilometre journey starts in Nisku and makes it way to Camrose. The nearly 2,000 cyclists taking part in this year’s ride are raising money for Multiple Sclerosis research and much-needed support services for those living with the disease.

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“I really want this disease to end,” says Anne Belohorec.

“I know so many people with Multiple Sclerosis,” she says. “It’s a difficult disease for them and for their families, their friends, their co-workers to live with.”

MS is a disease that attacks the central nervous system. It is unpredictable and can cause loss of balance, impaired speech and paralysis.

Belohorec has been living with MS for 30 years, but that hasn’t stopped her from participating in the MS Bike Tour for the past 20 years.

“She comes out every year, she actually gets out there on a tandem bike and rides a good 50 per cent of this route,” says Global’s Mike Sobel, who co-hosted the Saturday morning events with Daintre Christensen.

Now in its 25th year, Sobel and Belohorec agree the tour wouldn’t be what it is today with the support of the riders and organizers.

“The work that they do, raising the money on this tour, has gone so, so far to helping out these people who are suffering every day,” says Sobel.

“They’re there for us, they’re helping us. They raise more money every year. The kind of support is probably the biggest inspiration I’ve had through the years. And when I see that I have hope,” adds Belohorec.

While in Camrose, participants can enjoy a massage, beer gardens, and finish the evening off with dinner and dancing.

One-hundred thousand Canadians live with MS. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world ranging from one MS case per 500 people to one per 1000 across the country.

25th annual MS Bike Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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25th annual MS Bike Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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25th annual MS Bike Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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25th annual MS Bike Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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25th annual MS Bike Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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25th annual MS Bike Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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25th annual MS Bike Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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25th annual MS Bike Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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25th annual MS Bike Tour Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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