Ride on Eric
Outgoing Canadian Home Builders’ Association President Eric Den Ouden covered a lot of ground during his 2017, literally. Between June 26th and August 31st Eric joined 135 other riders as part of Sea to Sea, a nine week and nearly 7,000 kilometres cycling expedition aimed at finding solutions to end local and global poverty.
Den Ouden, president of Hilden Homes in Belleville, Ont., and a member of the Quinte Home Builders’ Association said of his project, “I feel strongly that living in one of the best countries in the world with all kinds of freedom and opportunity we are responsible to assist others, which is one of the reasons I have decided to ride.”
To participate in Sea to Sea, Eric had to commit to raising a minimum of $12,000 to be used to effect change in the lives of those living in poverty via Partners Worldwide and World Renew. Through the incredible support he received from CHBA colleagues across the country, and from trades and fellow builders in Belleville, Den Ouden was able to raise $100,802, a new record for this event.