Wenco rides the Big Bike for the Heart & Stroke Foundation

April 19, 2017

RICHMOND, BC, CANADA (April 20, 2017) — As spring lands in Greater Vancouver, staff at our head office are ready to get outside and get their blood moving. Next month, we're even doing it for charity.

On May 17, our team of developers, technicians, and other personnel is climbing aboard the Big Bike for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Wenco rides the Big Bike

The Big Bike is an annual team event in which riders pilot the ultimate tandem bicycle through a 20-minute heart-pumping circuit. Staff from Wenco will cruise through the streets of Steveston — not far from our Richmond, BC, headquarters — to raise money and bring attention to a major health issue across Canada.

The event is a regular fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, contributing over $8 million each year for research into heart disease and stroke. Last year, Wenco donated $2,700 to the Foundation.

"It's such a fun event, and a great way to give back to our community," said Semira Dossa, Human Resources Generalist with Wenco and Big Bike team organizer. "With the weather getting better, we all want to get outside again and the Heart & Stroke Foundation is a cause we all believe in."

The Big Bike fits well alongside Wenco's other charity events. Last month, we took part in a Pi Day fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Volunteers put their pride on the line, raising a total of $420 for the chance to get smooshed in the face with a pie. Our annual Halloween for Hunger drive collects non-perishable food for needy families in BC's Lower Mainland, while our Operation Christmas Child project donates shoeboxes of gifts to underprivileged children.

To donate to our Heart & Stroke Foundation Big Bike team, please visit our fundraising page. For more information about our ongoing community work, please contact us at info@wencomine.com or 604.270.8277.

About Wenco International Mining Systems

For over 30 years, Wenco International Mining Systems has worked with mining companies to extract unrealized value. Under this mission, Wenco has developed an integrated suite of solutions to support the digital transformation of the mining industry. Fleet management, asset health, data analytics, and other technologies join together in the spirit of open interoperability and scalability to raise mine productivity and efficiency, lower routine costs, and establish a safe and smooth mining operation.

Wenco is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.