HMCS Fredericton crew cycling around N.B. in Children's Wish Foundation fundraiser

HMCS Fredericton crewmembers are cycling around the province this week to raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation.

The 9th annual Bike for Wishes fundraiser starts on Sunday, and will see two teams of about nine cyclists travel on separate routes.

One team will take the north route starting in Miramichi, while the other will travel throughout southern New Brunswick starting in Sackville.

Both teams will meet in Fredericton at 10:30 a.m. Friday, where a final cheque will be presented and a wish will be granted to a child.

The crew will also take part in an event called Ships n' Giggles, a ladies night out at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook on Thursday night.

The Bike for Wishes tour raised over $60,000 last year — enough to make the wishes of six children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses come true — and organizers hope to raise even more this year.