Vancouver, Canada, July 16, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- This year the “Classic” featured former Belgium National Cycling Champion, Tour de France veteran and Olympic Bronze Medalist Axel Merckx. In addition to the group ride, “Breakaway” Sponsors like Spence Diamonds who donate over $10, 000 were given an opportunity to have a more intimate ride alongside the cycling legend, and John Sturdy was the lucky representative from Spence.
As a partnership between the BC Cancer Foundation and the Wedgewood Cycling Team, the Westside Cycling Classic aims to raise funds for cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency, and to engage the provincial community in one of the healthiest and most dynamic sports and recreational pastimes in the province.
“We are very proud to be able to sponsor the BC Cancer Foundation’s Westside Cycling Classic,” said Spence Diamonds President Sean Jones. “Our customers have enabled us to contribute to this worthy cause."
Spence Diamonds donates to a number of local charities in Canada, with employees in specific store locations choosing their choice of causes for much of the funds that Spence donates each year.
About Spence Diamonds:
Canada’s premier diamond retailer, Spence Diamonds was founded in 1978 and has retail locations across Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. Spence Diamonds’ unique approach to business allows its customers to freely try on thousands of different ring designs from their open jewelry showcases, in a relaxed and non-intimidating environment. Through the company’s high degree of vertical integration, Spence Diamonds is proud to offer its customers the best possible value and the industry’s most comprehensive guarantee. Spence Diamonds, Canada’s largest Canadian-owned diamond specialist, can be found on the web at www.spencediamonds.com.