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Wheels turn on Okotoks BMX Club's bottle drive fundraiser

Local BMX club raises $1,400 in year's first bottle drive ahead of jam-packed schedule
Riders from the Okotoks BMX Club raised more than $1,400 in the year's first bottle drive last weekend.

A busy calendar ahead for the local BMX club has riders out early in the year collecting bottles to raise funds for upcoming events. 

Okotoks BMX Club's fundraising co-ordinator Nicole Johnstone said the organization, which is entirely made up by volunteers and riders, raised more than $1,400 in its first bottle drive of 2022. 

"All the kiddos that were there were riders," she said of the volunteers. "It was the first time they have all seen each other since October, so they were pretty excited." 

Funds raised through events and the club's new charitable account at Okotoks Bottle Depot will mostly go toward track maintenance, Johnstone said, which is especially important this season.

"This year, we're hosting the Canada cup round and provincial cup round," said Johnstone. "They're pretty expensive to run." 

To find out more about the club or its fundraising efforts, visit or Okotoks BMX Club on Facebook



Caitlin Clow

About the Author: Caitlin Clow

Caitlin is the editor of the Okotoks Western Wheel and Cochrane Eagle. She graduated from Mount Royal's Journalism program in 2015 and has worked for The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, Postmedia and Black Press.
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