By Mable Hastings
Potton resident Marc Van Oordt planned to celebrate his 50th birthday representing his adopted country, Canada at the World Triathlon Championships in his native Netherlands last year in 2020. The competition was postponed to 2021, but the circumstances were uncertain and Van Oordt decided not to go.
“I still wanted to do something special to mark the momentous event in my life and have decided to embark upon my own solo, semi-autonomous triathlon in Potton and combine it with a fundraiser for a community charitable organization,” shared Van Oordt.
Triathlon is a sport combining swimming, biking and running (in that order) in events of different distances. The sport was born in the 70’s and has gained enormous popularity since then.
To donate to this event, you can simply visit the cabmn website at: www.cabmn.org and click on the Canadahelps link. By writing “Pottonman fundraiser” on the note line, your donation will be registered as supporting this initiative. You can also stop by the CABMN main office with a donation or send one by mail made out to: the Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre (CABMN) and writing “Pottonman fundraiser” on the note line on your cheque; the CABMN mailing address is 314B Principale, Mansonville, Quebec J0E 1X0. Income tax receipts will be issued for all donations made through Canadahelps or directly to the CABMN. Marc and the CABMN thank you for your support. The Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/pottonman2021