TD Bank Group donated $5,000 to the Capital Regional District. The donation covers the cost to replace a bike rack stolen from the Galloping Goose terminus located in Kapoor Regional Park.
A unique bike rack was stolen from the terminus of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in Kapoor Regional Park (near Sooke Potholes Regional Park) on Friday, September 27. The bike rack is dark green, 1m (42”) x 1.5m (60”), in the shape of a placer miner holding a gold pan, with the Galloping Goose Regional Trail logo in the centre of the pan.
A member of the Vancouver Island Placer Miners’ Association, Dr. Patrick Lydon, has offered a reward through Crime Stoppers for tips leading to the an arrest and charge, or seizure of the stolen property.
The bike rack was a feature on a new rest station donated by TD Bank Group. The bike rack is custom designed and fabricated in Vancouver and Victoria. The replacement value is $5,000 which includes the rack, concrete, labour and hardware.
“TD’s gifts to the CRD are very generous,” said Ted Daly, Vice-chair of the CRD Regional Parks Committee. “It makes a significant positive impact to the community and to our parks and trails that are enjoyed by over 2.5 million users each year. Thank you TD!”
“We were very disheartened to hear that one of the CRD’s commemorative bike racks had been stolen,” said Ian Troup, District Vice President, TD. “We hope that TD’s additional donation to help replace the structure will give residents continued enjoyment for years to come.”
On March 30, 2011, TD also donated $250,000 to the CRD’s Legacy Program to enhance and promote the regional trails as key tourism travel corridors for tourists and residents. TD’s contribution has supported the creation of interpretive signs and rest stations along the Galloping Goose and Lochside regional trails and helped enhance the CRD’s education and awareness programs for trail users, such as the Trail Ambassador Program.