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2017 Rotary Wheels for Learning Bicycle Distribution (27 Jan -18 Feb 2017)

The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst has once again committed to supporting the Rotary Wheels for Learning (RWFL) Bicycle Distribution Program in Cambodia. The RWFL Bicycle Distribution Program is an international humanitarian project led by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst, Ontario. In its sixth year, the project’s aim is to provide bicycles to disadvantaged rural children in Cambodia so they may have the opportunity to attend school.

This year’s trip will see us complete eight bicycle distributions in six provinces of Cambodia; Svay Rieng, Siem Reap, Battambang, Koh Kong, Kampot, and Takeo. With the help of generous donors like you, we plan on distributing 100 bicycles in each of our eight locations during the months of January-February 2017. In its sixth year, the Rotary Wheels for Learning Program has successfully distributed well over 4100 bicycles throughout Cambodia.

For every $50.00 donation the RWFL receives, we are able to purchase a bicycle. Your donation is tax deductible, there are no administrative costs, and you will receive an email with a picture of the child who benefited from your generosity. Though it’s hard to imagine the gift of a bicycle can significantly alter a child’s life, for rural children in Cambodia, it absolutely empowers them.

If you are interested in actually participating in the “RWFL Team Cambodia 2017”, we are currently looking for team members with a strong sense of humour, ability to “go with the flow” and the willingness to immerse themselves into the local customs and culture. While the main focus of the trip is bicycle distribution, you will have plenty of opportunity to experience the cultural wonders of Cambodia – from the temples in Angkor Wat, to the jungles of Koh Kong to the pristine beaches of Kep. You do not need to worry if you have never worked on bicycles, as our experienced team members will provide you with all the necessary training. So whether you are a SUBWAY owner, a massage therapist, a health professional, a soldier, or are currently enjoying retirement, we welcome you to the team.

If you have any questions or require additional information on the RWFL project, please contact MaryAnne Marshall at or Mike Cole at and we would be happy to assist you.


About MaryAnne Marshall

MaryAnne Marshall
I am a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Military Police. After retirement I changed careers (Yin to Yang) and have been working as a Registered Massage Therapist for the past 17 years. I set up practice in Gravenhurst in 2000, and currently run a successful clinic out of the front of my home. I have a passion for international work, thus my involvement with Rotary Wheels For Learning.

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