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Etelesolv at the 2011 Big Bike Ride

Posted by Chris Thierry | June 15, 2011 7:00 PM

Heart and Stroke Big Bike RideAuthor: Ray Farquhar

*Please note that Etelesolv changed its company name to Cimpl in 2016.

Riding for a Cause!

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, we, the employees of Etelesolv,  participated in the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s  Big Bike ride, a charity event that raises funds to support research into stroke and heart disease.

This was the second year of participation for Etelesolv, and to date, we have raised almost $10,000.00 for the foundation.  While the company and its principal stakeholders pledge generously, the bulk of the money is raised by the employees themselves, through their own contributions and those of their sponsors.

Thanks to Vincent Parisien we have a great video! Check it out!   


Etelesolv began its association with the Big Bike program following the tragic loss of a colleague and friend who suffered a heart-related crisis in the workplace.  As a way to honour his memory and also to unite our team in the wake of their loss, the Big Bike event proved to be a great choice on both counts.  

We had lots of fun biking all together on the same oversized multi-seat bike.  It was a good thing that there was a bit of a breeze because it would have been pretty warm. At the end we had quite a great ride and we were all sweating and tired.  Thank you to all the employees at Etelesolv and all our sponsors for making this a great event!

Get more information on how you can donate to the Big Bike Ride!


Topics: Events, Company Culture, Community, News

Written by Chris Thierry

Christopher is the president, founder, visionary, and driving force behind Cimpl, which first started in 2000 as Etelesolv: his goal is to bring holistic enterprise solutions to companies of all shapes and sizes. Moreover, Christopher’s devotion to the well-being of his employees has made Cimpl one of Canada’s Top 50 Employers. He’s also dedicated to giving back to his community, by serving in multiple industry associations. He’s a mentor for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation and a member of the Young Presidents' Organization, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, the CIO Association of Canada, and the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association. Christopher holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and Marketing from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. He is also a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Entrepreneur’s Master’s Program – a program specifically designed to optimize the skillsets of founders of high growth companies.

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