Charity Cycling Duo, JB Owen & Peter Giesin Ride Through Their Home Province To Inspire Others, Celebrate Canadian Storytelling, and Film Documentary To ignite Humanity

JB Owen will also be filming their journey and making stops along the way to show inspiring people and communities across the country for her documentary, Ignite Humanity. The documentary aims to catalog the diverse and impactful insights every person has on humanity and the light we can bring into the world. It will also document JB and Peter’s epic 10,000km cycling trip.

JB Owen, who was knighted last month for her entrepreneurial and philanthropic contributions to humanity, shares about the Ignite Humanity project, “Ignite Humanity was born out of a desire to showcase the bright light that is in humanity and remind us that we can come together and make a better global future for all.” The documentary is filming in Canada now, but will eventually shoot in India to meet the Dalai Lama, in Indonesia to unveil the School of Hope, and the US for their IgniteX speaking event.

Later this summer, JB will be speaking at the United Nations on the power of Igniting Humanity and that when we share our authentic stories, we connect on a deeper level that will end wars, eliminate racism, restore connections, and heal hearts.

As they cycle, the couple is raising money for the Ignite Possibilities School of Hope initiative, an initiative JB and Ignite Publishing created in partnership with the nonprofit organization Classroom of Hope. The initiative raises money to build a School of Hope in Indonesia, where rural and impoverished children will be given the gift of education. This charity initiative, which has become the heart of these cycling trips, seeks to raise $35,000. This covers the costs of building a brand new school in Indonesia.

During this cycling trip, JB and Peter aim to get even closer to their fundraising goal, as this charity initiative is near and dear to the hearts of JB and the entire Ignite Publishing team. As a book publisher and storyteller, providing children with the ability to gain literacy and other important skills while empowering them to be the masters of their own stories is an honor to JB.

Here is the article published in Nonprofit News Now talking about raising money for their humanitarian project,

JB shares about the initiative, “We want to promote literacy, reading, and storytelling. We want to provide a place for kids to learn, grow, and step into their greatest potential. Every child deserves access to education.”

At this moment, Lady JB and Peter have crossed the border into Ontario, which sees them on the last third of their incredible journey! Lady JB and Peter will be passing through Thunder Bay and hosting a Gatherama at the Meadowvale Sports Park in Toronto this Sunday, July 31st at 10:00 am and will be shooting on location, as well as shooting on location at Niagara Falls on August 1st so if News Media Networks wish to set a time for a live interview, they would be delighted to coordinate a time to catch up and chat! Please feel free to call JB at 250-864-3740 or contact their driver, Janine Marek at 403-896-4324. For media requests, contact Tom Chesser, at, 210-289-5996.

The Ignite Humanity cycling team JB Owen and Peter Giesin arrive in Toronto as part of their 10,000km summer cycling trip to fundraise, film, and inspire.

The Ignite Humanity cycling duo roll into Toronto this week on their 10,000km cycling journey across Canada coast-to-coast. JB Owen and Peter Giesin have embarked on this ambitious cycling journey to raise money for their charity initiative, film an upcoming documentary, Ignite Humanity, and show others what is possible when they go after their goals and manifest their dreams. The two left Vancouver on July 1st headed for Newfoundland, and Toronto gets them close to the halfway point of their adventure.

Toronto is a first major stop in the duo’s trip as many of the authors they have published through their publishing company are from there. While there, Owen and Giesin have plans to make multiple stops throughout the GTA. In Mississauga, they are hosting a “Gatherama” at Meadowvale Sports Park to connect with the local community and the authors who are in the area. They also hope to stop at Sheridan College, as JB Owen is an alumnus of the school. In Toronto, the couple hopes to capture some footage of the city to use for their upcoming film projects, as there are many beautiful landmarks such as the CN Tower and Casa Loma to feature in their documentary that celebrates Canadian culture and storytelling.

JB and Peter feel fortunate that they get to travel through such a beautiful area and have the chance to meet some of the incredible locals. Owen and Giesin have always considered meeting new people from all across the country on their journey to be a highlight of their cycling trips. They always find the best stories and wisdom from the inspiring people on their journeys and are excited to find inspiration in Toronto and the rest of the GTA while reconnecting with their community there. After their stop in Toronto, the duo plans to cycle down to Niagara Falls.

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