The North Burlington Rotarians add $20,000 to the $400,000 they have already banked for the hospital redevelopment and expansion fund.

Event 100By Pepper Parr

September 21, 2015


Is it a portent of things to come?

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Burlington’s version of NASCAR crowds – waiting for the Amazing Bed Races races to begin

Was the surprise second place finish by Liberal candidate Karina Gould’s team a sign that these people have done their home and their ground work and the Amazing Bed Race is not the only surprise in store for the city?  Or did second place in the race mean second place in the polls on October 18th?

Word is that the pushers were all fireman – that would do it.

Bed race  kid strollers

The strollers are given the once over before the little ones take them out on the race course – they do move along the street at quite a clip.

The sixth Annual Amazing Bed Race to raise funds for the Joseph Brant hospital redevelopment and expansion had everything going for it – including some grudge matches between the auto dealers in town.

For the past two years it has been Mazda and Acura duking it out with Team Acura coming out on top.

With a federal election taking place it was natural to see beds from the candidates – the Greens didn’t make it – but their candidate, Vince Fiorito, had just been “officially” nominated two days prior. The NDP wasn’t in the race and it doesn’t look as if they are a factor on the election in Burlington either.

To the surprise of many – Liberal candidate Karina Gould and her team came in second – Acura took the top spot – again.

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Mike Wallace leading his team onto the Amazing Bed Race course.

Was the Liberal second place finish a sign, an indicator that Burlington might end up with a Liberal at the provincial legislature and in Ottawa?

Mike Wallace was looking particularly fit and his wife was on the sidelines cheering him on. Wallace told the Gazette that he has completed nine of the ten marathons he wanted to run across the country – one in each province.  The Nunavik marathon might have to be dog sled run.

There were 14 entries, $20,000 was raised. Prior to the Sunday race – $400,000 has been raised by the Amazing Bed Race for the redevelopment and expansion of the Joseph Brant Hospital.

Longos once again provided bottled water, fresh fruit and power bars.

Bed race 2015 Rosie

Eleanor McMahon, Burlington’s MPP has been working on women’s issue lately and decided that her Amazing Bed would celebrate and recognize that time during WW II when women were a major part of the work force

Rosie the Riveter – otherwise known and the bed from the office of the provincial member of parliament.
Denbow Landscaping
Acura on Brant
Board of the Joseph Brant Hospital
Burlington Orthotic Centre
Mike Wallace – Federal member of parliament
Provincial Progressive Conservative Association
RBC Financial
Fun Radio 820
Leggett Mazda
Far Away Greens
Burlington Taxi
Gardener Landscaping

Bed race 2015 Rotaarian at work

The Amazing Bed Race is put on by the North Burlington Rotary Club

The event was put on by the North Burlington Rotary Club – besides the actual race there was a kids Stroller event and a Best decorated Bed as well.  Were there fewer financial institutions taking part this year?

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