Another successful Cochrane Kiwanis spring drive saw 25 bikes donated by Cochrane area residents that will now be readied to redistribute to youth.

"Today, we're bringing just about 25 bikes to our recyclers to basically check them out and make sure they are technically in good shape and there's no problem with them," says Kiwanis Club president Ron Gosselin. "In return, we're going to pick up 10 that they've done and basically distribute them to immigrants and refugee families in Cochrane."

That includes refugees from Ukraine and Serbia.

He thanks the residents for providing the bikes.

The Kiwanis provide new helmets with each bike they deliver.

Kiwanis member Mike Buchanan was assisting with the delivery and strongly believes in the club's bicycle program and the nonprofit service organization's goal of making a difference for youth.

"I think it's good to have the kids be able to bike around and I think this program that Ron has run for the Kiwanis is vital for keeping the kids out in the parks and on the pathways and getting them outside riding bikes."

Kiwanis International is a global community of 550,000 members in 80 countries and geographical areas. Making a positive difference in the lives of youth is at the heart of the nonprofit service organization.