News

Langley man to cycle around the world for clean water

Langley resident Jason Manning plans to cycle around the world to raise money for clean water. The lifeguard and swimming instructor left for Japan on Tuesday. - submitted photo
Langley resident Jason Manning plans to cycle around the world to raise money for clean water. The lifeguard and swimming instructor left for Japan on Tuesday.
— image credit: submitted photo

A 23-year-old Langley man wants to raise $30,000 for clean water by cycling around the world.

Jason Manning, a lifeguard and swimming instructor with the Township of Langley, left for Japan on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

He expects to spend about a year cycling 30,000 kilometres through Asia, Europe and Canada to raise money for the nonprofit Water For People, an international group that campaigns for clean water in poor countries.

“I’m doing this because I’ve always loved traveling and cycling, and I want to raise money and awareness for a cause that’s close to my heart,” Manning said in a letter to Langley Township council.

“My goal is to raise one dollar for every kilometre I pedal.”

Water For People estimates 783 million people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Knights set to host Canucks alumni in charity fundraiser
 
A look at 10 memorable Canadian sports stories
 
Kodiaks top Knights in first-place showdown
Captain Curtis: Hodgson selected to wear Stealth ‘C’
 
Roster set for Stealth season
 
Hall calls for Pells
Christmas Festival may become an annual Willoughby event
 
Large tree taken down in 7 hours
 
Lehtonen, Stars shutout Canucks 2-0

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.