A letter from Barrie Shepley, C3 Head Coach
On Aug 19th, 2020 Inglewood’s Patricia Lopez was hit by a truck that blew through a red light at the intersection of Hwy 10 and Old Baseline. The 50 year old mother, and grandmother was lost to her family and to the great C3 Canadian Cross Training Club that she was a member of. Patricia had just finished doing her first Ironman to celebrate her new decade of life.
This past weekend, C3 club members and local volunteers held the Patricia Lopez Memorial Triathlon. The swim was at the C3 James Dick Quarry in Caledon Village and the bike-run and BBQ were based out of Susan Graham & Owen’s property in Inglewood.
Collectively the participants raised $6100.00 for two local charities. 50% of the money to Bethell House and 50% to help get women into sport.
Patricia’s husband Luis Lopez and their daughter Julianna Pincente were part of those who participated and raised funds in Patricia Lopez’s name.
“C3 is so lucky to have so many great people and donors who help us out when we have important causes” said head coach Barrie Shepley. Benson Steel, Royal Containers, Kinetico, James Dick and Nuvo Iron were all a part of the celebration of life fund-raiser.
“Patricia’s spirit of giving to others was so impactful that we wanted to ensure her name and energy lives on in Caledon” said Shepley.