MP Richard Cannings to ‘Ride the Riding’ for third year

Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan-West Kootenay) is happy to announce that he will “Ride the Riding” for the third year in a row. Each of the last two years he decided to complete a bicycle trip through the riding, which gave him a unique chance to meet the people, businesses and industries that make up the riding.

The tour will use a combination of rail trails and highways, starting in Naramata on August 28th and finishing in Crescent Valley on September 2nd.  The trails are an important attraction for tourism and a key economic driver for many small communities throughout the riding. Cannings adds, “I enjoy riding these rail trails myself, and one of the reasons for this cycle trip is to highlight their importance to the riding”.

Like in past years, Cannings invites people to ride sections of trails with him as he travels from community to community. He has scheduled numerous coffee and meal breaks at various points where the public could meet him to share their concerns, ideas and suggestions for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay. The complete itinerary is available online at

“This ride has been such a success and I’m really looking forward to hitting the trails again,” he concluded.  “Everyone is invited to join in on the ride and I look forward to hearing what everyone has to say.”

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