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By Adam Wasik, Secondary Principal

You shall treat the stranger who

sojourns with you as the native among

you, and you shall love them as yourself,

for you were strangers in the land of

Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:34

am very excited to begin our bicycle

I repair club in its new workshop

space this year. Students in the club

will learn how to repair bikes using

professional tools under the guidance

of a former industry expert. We will

use our skills to provide bicycles

to refugee families in our local

community, as part of our partnership

with Journey Home.

We are grateful to Cap’s Bicycle Shop

in New Westminster for facilitating the

donation of dozens of bikes for us to

repair and refurbish. Their partnership

and support have made this program

possible. Bicycles are ideal for new

families in Canada as they are an

inexpensive mode of transportation that

does not require insurance, licenses, or

fuel; with the added bonus of being a

great source of exercise and fun!

As the program grows and our

student-mechanics develop their

knowledge and skills, we hope to

raise funds and become a financially

sustainable, student-run program

by repairing community bikes and

selling additional refurbished bikes.

Through these experiences, bike club

members will learn the necessary

skills for potential employment in a

professional bike store.

Our bike repair club is just one way that

our students are growing in their gifts

and finding ways to use those gifts to

share Christ’s love. Currently, students

in Grades 7-12 are also participating in a

fitness challenge fundraiser for Journey

Home. Students at the secondary

campus have been learning about

refugees and their experiences, and we

are looking forward to hearing the story

of a local refugee from SE Asia at an

upcoming chapel.


Adam Wasik teaching students how to repair a bike in

the new bicycle repair workshop space

16 | Knox News - December 2021

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