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The Great Cross Canada Tour - Jurjen Weerman

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The Great Cross Canada Cycling Tour 2023

Hello! and Welcome to my Children's Health Foundation Fundraising Page. My name is Jurjen Weerman, I am 57 and from Lucknow ON, (near Belgrave)

A Little About Me

When I was 17, I joined the Royal Dutch Navy, where I was an electrical mechanical engineer for 12 years. After that, I became an appliance technician with Bosch/Siemens until I immigrated to Canada in 2001 with my family. Now, I work at Euro-Parts Canada in Lucknow (near Belgrave, ON) where I've trained appliance technicians for the last 21 years. I’m happily married to my wife, Aletta, and have two wonderful kids, who are both young adults now.  In January 2022, we proudly welcomed our first grandchild, and I became an Opa.

The Great Cross Canada 2023 Tour

In 2020, I picked up an old  hobby of mine and began cycling again. It has always been a dream to ride across Canada. With the birth of my grandson, the desire to make an impact for future generations and children in our community has grown even greater. 

As a result, I am excited to share about my upcoming ride from Jordan River, BC to St John's, Newfoundland this summer, in support of the Children's Health Foundation and the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation. 

My friends Arthur and Rick in Victoria, BC, who  have agreed to join me on this adventure and we will be cycling across Canada over three months. 


To train for this ride, I began cycling everyday. In June 2022, I took a day and toured to Seaforth and back (approx 158km) and then to Guelph over 2 days on the G2G (approx. 300km).  Then I traveled to Peterborough and back over 5 days (approx. 680km) and I've continued training throughout 2022 as often as possible to prepare my body for this adventure. 

How can you help?

Please consider sponsoring my ride, donations raised will be in support of the Children’s Health Foundation and the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation. An $800 donation is only 10 cents a kilometer, and would make a big difference in the lives of kids in our community.

Donating is simple: click the link above to donate online or you can mail a check to 345 Westminster Ave London, ON, N6C 4V3. Cheques can be made out to Children's Health Foundation (simply include the Cross Canada Cycling Tour in the memo line).

(For information on donating to Wingham & District Hospital Foundation click on the link here: Jurjen's Great Cross Country Tour 2023 (

My contribution

I pledge to do my best to complete this tour and will keep you posted by uploading pictures, stories, and videos on my websites and my YouTube channel.

I’m counting on you, as kids and families in our community are counting on you as well and I'm looking forward to starting my ride on May 27th 2023 and have it all completed by August 2023.

Thank you in advance for your support and for cheering me on!


Jurjen Weerman