Tour de White Rock

July 15-17, 2011

From humble beginnings in 1980 when White Rock saw its first bicycle race with 35 participants and 20 volunteers, to an international race attracting over 150 high calibre cyclists from across Canada, the United States, and Europe, the Tour de White Rock has become a hot spot event for amateur and professional cycling teams, fans and the media.

Now in its 32nd year the Tour de White Rock organization, in conjunction with the Peace Arch News is presenting a weekly series of health and well being articles for those wishing to implement a healthy lifestyle.

As part of the festivities four local experts will be providing tips and advice on such things as healthy dietary choices, including recipes and ideas for healthy eating (provided by Nicole Fetterly RD of Choices Markets); health and fitness issues (including the physical and psychological aspects of training) to help increase your strength, aerobic capacity and general physical condition (provided by Shirley Garrett BCRPA and Dr. Owen Garrett PhD of Leaps and Bounds Personal Fitness Training); and background information on racing the Tour, with particular focus on training for the Amateur Hill Climb (provided by Barry Dalziel of South Surrey Cycles, an NCCP trained bike racing coach and long time bike racer).

Each of our experts will bring a slightly different perspective to help you implement and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to help you make better and healthier choices in your life. Enjoy.

For further information about the Tour contact the Leisure Services Dept at (604) 541-2161, or go to their web site at

To contact the advisory panel send email to:

Nicole Fetterly (Choices Markets)

Shirley Garrett (Leaps and Bounds)

Dr. Owen Garrett

Barry Dalziel

To obtain more information, please go to the following web sites:

Choices Markets

Leaps and Bounds Fitness

South Surrey Cycles

Nicole Fetterly,

BSc., RD

Received her degree in Food, Nutrition and Health from UBC and has worked in a variety of settings such as clinical nutrition, private practice, including food writing and media work and now as the Nutrition Operations Manager for Choices Markets.

Shirley Garrett

President, Leaps & Bounds Personal Training & Clinical Exericse Inc.

A certified Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist, Shirley is committed to providing you with creative and dynamic programs that will give you a fitness experience to last a lifetime.

Dr. Owen Garrett

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Partner, Leaps & Bounds Personal Training & Clinical Exercise Inc.

Dr. Garrett is committed to helping individuals develop the necessary skills, resources and confidence to achieve success and purpose in their careers and personal lives.

Barry Dalziel

is a nationally certified (NCCP level) bicycle coach and has been coaching for more than 10 years. Barry has been Head Marshal with the Tour de White Rock for more than 13 years, owns a bike shop, doesn’t have a car, rides everything, and bikes everywhere.

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