…featuring Derrick Shirley, author and lead cyclist in the cross-country bicycle and book tour, “Making WOW!”
Derrick Shirley is a Canadian original. While most of us celebrate Canada Day waving flags and watching fireworks, Derrick is taking his patriotism to new heights.
Concerned about the negative influences impacting youth and families, this family counsellor and motivational speaker is embarking on a countrywide journey to personally meet more than 10,000 Canadian teenagers, teachers, parents, and police officers to ask them one simple question, “What has a teen done to WOW you?”
Leaving Vancouver, BC on his 45th birthday, April 16th, Derrick will cycle 8234 km making over 60 stops at high schools and police stations along the route as part of his charity’s “Making Wow!” tour. 75 days later, he will ascend to the top of Signal Hill in St. John’s NF, on July 1st, Canada Day. By the end of this remarkable and timely tour, Derrick will have talked to thousands of teenagers and adults and collected hundreds of stories of WOW. He will then select the best 50 stories for his next book, “The Big Book of Wow! Discovering Exceptional Teens.”
As CEO of the It Takes 2 (IT2) Youth Leadership Institute, the Making Wow! Tour is also part of his organization’
If you were to ask this 45-year-old parent of two teens, former 400 pound man and author of the bestselling book, “The 400 Pound Male Stripper” why he is doing this, his answer would be simple; because he thinks he can and because it needs to be done.
Sample questions: What are the most significant challenges teens face today? Where did the tandem ride idea come from? How did you lose 180 pounds?
To schedule an interview or get more info CONTACT DERRICK directly at 519-670-6709.
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