Coun. Ken Herar is ready to ride in the eighth annual Cycling4Diversity event. / Submitted Photo

Talking about diversity in Mission

Eighth annual Cycling4Diversity ride takes place Friday, ending at Mission City Hall

The eighth annual Cycling4Diversity ride takes place next Friday and organizer Ken Herar is welcoming people to join the ride.

The Province of BC and the District of Mission have both proclaimed the week of May 19 to 25 as Cycling4Diversity Week and Herar wants to get his message out to the public.

“Our message is to talk to kids about diversity and inter-culture relationships in ways that we can also break stereotypes of certain groups that people may have,” Herar said.

“What I’m very vocal against is the ‘ghettoization’ of communities. I understand that people like to live together, do things together, but I think that is a very lazy way of describing or referring to diversity.”

Herar believes Mission is still a community which is inclusive.

“People from all cultures live together, while other communities still struggle with it.”

Herar wants Mission to continue to be what it is today, a place where everybody is equal and everybody should be included.

The 2019 ride is a one-day event on May 24.

“This year we are doing the ride mainly in Mission. And we hope to visit six to eight schools,” said Herar.

The day wraps up in the afternoon at Mission City Hall.

“We’re having food and some speakers to talk about diversity.”

The public is invited to attend and share their stories.

“It’s kind of an open-dialogue discussion. We want to hear the great things in the community about diversity and, also, if people have concerns about things, we want to hear that too.”

Anyone who want to participate in the diversity ride can contact Herar at 604-615-2499.

Just Posted

KMS Tools celebrating grand opening in Abbotsford

New location on McConnell Road, right next to Costco

Volunteer organization provides first aid and rescue services

Main fundraiser, the Winter Extreme Ski and Board Swap, takes place at Abbotsford Exhibition Park Nov. 16 and 17

Highway 1 crash in Langley slowing traffic

Accident happened at 232nd Street and has left one car on the right shoulder

Nitro Circus landing in Abbotsford in May

Popular action sports event tour bringing ‘You Got This’ tour to Rotary Stadium

Mission City Outlaws split weekend games

Outlaws blank Abbotsford, fall to North Vancouver

Transgender inmate in Surrey denied transfer to women’s prison

Petitioner argued denial of transfer to women’s prison was unreasonable and unfair

Community uses loophole to paint 16 rainbow crosswalks after B.C. council says no

So far 11 rainbows are painted and five planned, all since council denied the first proposal in September

Adoption centre closes despite effort to save it; B.C. left with two agencies

Choices Adoption and Pregnancy Counselling in Victoria was set to close in April

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to meet with Trudeau today to discuss throne speech

Top ask will be for Liberal support for the immediate creation of a national universal pharmacare program

B.C. set to announce changes around youth vaping, regulations

Move will involved education, tightening access, working with partners and pressuring the federal government

Yelling at your dog might hurt its long-term mental health: study

Researchers find dogs trained using negative reinforcement are more ‘pessimistic’

Vancouver Island soap company releases Lucky Lager beer soap

Beer-infused olive oil soap comes out just in time for holiday shopping

Most Read