The Dr. Alistair Baillie Legacy Student Internship Fund

The BC Cancer Foundation has established a Legacy Student Internship Fund in memory of Alistair Baillie, our dear friend and long-time fellow Killer Beez member, who passed away earlier this year.  The purpose of his fund is to support a Summer Student in Medical Physics at the Kelowna Cancer Centre.

Because of his modesty, most of us never knew much about Alistair’s work, other than he worked at the Cancer Centre.  Click here for a summary of the exceptional accomplishments of this soft-spoken, unassuming man, and for information regarding his legacy fund, plus how you may contribute.

Something to Ponder.

It’s been a tough year.   During this pandemic we have been restricted,  We have been confined.  We can’t do what we normally do.  We can’t go where we normally go.   Our external activities have been intentionally constrained for our safety and the safety of our fellowman.

But here’s something to ponder:

During 2020, the Earth has had a Time Out from us and our activities and thus has benefited in many ways.  When we are on the other side of this pandemic, let’s give our planet more of the care and attention it deserves.  It’s the only one we’ve got.

Have a wonderful Christmas and keep yourselves and others safe.

Snowcycle ? ?

Do you have a mountain bike gathering dust in the basement or garage over the winter?  Well then, you might be interested to know that you can turn that little beauty into a snowcycle and go play with your snowmobile friends, if you have some.  Here’s how.

Or you could just sell the mountain bike and get a fat bike plus some cross-country skis.  Now we’re talking.

Whatever.  Get out there and play in the snow.

In Memoriam – Alistair Baillie

Vancouver Island Ride 2014

It is with very heavy hearts that we report the recent passing of our dear friend and fellow Killer Bee, Alistair Baillie,  after a courageous battle with mesothelioma.  We will miss him greatly.  Alistair was known to all of us for his good nature, kindness, generosity, gentle manner, and sense of humour.  A regular on the Beez Wednesday and Sunday rides for many years,  Alistair also enthusiastically participated in our hikes plus cross-country skiing and other special events.  Our sincere condolences go to his family and wife, Lynne.

Golden Triangle Ride 2011


Following is a collection of pictures which will bring back fond memories of happy times spent with Alistair. 

Gone but never forgotten.  Rest in peace Alistair.

Banff Jasper Ride 2010


Lebanon Creek Hike, Dec 2019
Joyce’s Birthday, August 2018
Spion Kop, October 2019
Beez Party 2019
McDougall Rim Hike, November 2019
Tuscany, May 2009
Tuscany, May 2009
Tuscany, May 2009
Vancouver Island Ride 2014
Three wise men 🙂
Mt Baldy, Feb 2007
Mt Baldy, Feb 2007
Mt Baldy, Feb 2007
Green Mt Ride, June 2014

Dilworth Mountain Hike

On Saturday October 3rd 13 Killer Beez hiked up and around 4 of the 5 peaks of the Dilworth Mountain group.  It was a beautiful day for a hike and the views were stunning as demonstrated by the following pictures.



Stolen Bike

Please keep an eye out for this bike.

Last night my friend’s bike was stolen from his garage in the Cadence neighbourhood of the Lakes, Lake Country.

It has been reported through the police and Garage 529.

It is a red and black Trek Madone with Shimano 105 components. Note that it has a Wounded Warriors Canada sticker on the down tube.

If you see it, please inform the police or text me.”

Garry McCracken

Second Wind Fitness

Tel: 250-979-8489


Hike Dilworth Mountain on Saturday, October 3rd.

Autumn is here and therefore the Killer Beez hiking season has begun. 

On Saturday, October 3rd we have scheduled an urban hike on Dilworth Mountain.  With minimal walking through neighbourhoods, this hike will wind around and over 3 of Dilworth’s four peaks offering spectacular views of downtown Kelowna and North Glenmore (total distance approximately 8 km).  There is also the option of adding Mount Baldy for an additional 2 km.

We will meet at the Bean Scene on Dickson Road at 9 AM for carpooling to the trail head.

Special Ride Announcement for Saturday, September 12th.

Some of us are missing the very popular OSCR Armstrong Ride which was cancelled this year due the pandemic.  Therefore we intend to do the 75 km version of this ride on Saturday, September 12th.  The ride will start from Memorial Park in Armstrong at 9 AM.  Those interested in carpooling can meet at Starbucks, 1970 Kane Rd., at 7:30AM.

Hope you can make it.  The weather forecast looks excellent.

Beez August Adventure

A small swarm of Killer Beez took a trip to Armstrong and Revelstoke in August for some hiking and biking.  A very brave trio even rode to the top of Mount Revelstoke for kicks.