Friday, September 30, 2011


It is FINALLY here! Tim Harriman's book "Undefeated" is ready for YOU to read! Tim worked a long time on this book, as did his amazing friend and editor Steve Dierkens. You don't want to miss out. Tell EVERYONE you know! Finally, Tim's inspirational life story is ready for the world to read!

You can order the book online at and search "Undefeated, Tim Harriman" or click the link below.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alberta Childrens Hospital Oncology Department.

Don't miss out!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tim Harriman Legacy Loop

Hello Everyone! Here are the details for the upcoming dedication event. Don't miss it!

"Tim Harriman Path Dedication and Ride" - June 15, 2011

What: All members of the community welcome, dedication of the 1 km loop on the East Lake pathway will be renamed after Tim Harriman and a plaque will be placed in his memory.

When: ∙ Barbeque begins at 6:00pm ∙ Speakers and path dedication at 6:30pm (Mayor Peter Brown, Vince Danielson, Jerry Harriman, Christa Harriman) ∙ Dedication at 7:00pm, followed by short bike ride around East Lake.

Where: ∙East Lake Park behind Bert Church High School at the T-Intersection of the pathway.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tim Harriman Legacy Loop

City proposes renaming East Lake pathway in Tim Harriman's honour

Tim Harriman Legacy Loop proposal goes before city council Tuesday evening

By Marie Pollock/Echo Reporter

Posted 1 day ago

The pathway around East Lake may soon be going by a new name.

On Tuesday evening, city council will vote on whether East Lake Pathway should be renamed the "Tim Harriman Legacy Loop," after the Airdrie resident who biked across Canada in 2007 in support of children's cancer research. Harriman died from cancer in September at the age of 22.

Christa Harriman, Tim Harriman's wife, said it would be an honour to have the pathway named after her husband.

"I'm proud of Tim and I'm so impressed that he made such an impact," she said. "I'm honoured, I'm flattered, and I know Tim would be very flattered and proud as well."

Michael McAllister, community developer with the City of Airdrie, said Christa Harriman originally approached city staff in November with the idea to display Tim Harriman's cycling gear – including his bike, jersey, bike gloves and shoes – at city hall or Genesis Place. However, the two facilities are not designed to display memorial items, and it was decided that Nose Creek Valley Museum would be a more suitable location, McAllister said.

City staff decided to offer Christa Harriman the chance to make a presentation about the possibility of renaming East Lake Pathway after her husband.

Christa Harriman has already made a presentation to the Community Services Advisory Board about Tim Harriman's influence on Airdrie, and McAllister said the board was unanimous in their support of the dedication.

"He spread a message of hope to people who were facing adversity in their lives," McAllister said. "It was very clear that he had a positive impact … I think that's something that the entire community can be really proud of."

Mayor Peter Brown said he thinks it's "phenomenal" that the request to rename the pathway is coming to council.

"Tim was an awesome individual who brought recognition to a horrific disease. He did such an amazing job during what were obviously very trying times for him," Brown said. "He's an inspiration to so many people."

If approved by council, the city would pay $5,000 for a dedication plaque for the pathway, and would also hold a naming ceremony. The date of the ceremony has been tentatively booked for June 15 – Tim Harriman's birthday. The date also coincides with bike month in Airdrie.


GREAT NEWS! The proposal has been approved! The loop WILL be named the "Tim Harriman Legacy Loop" :) Council approved the proposal last evening!

You can read this same article here:

And another one here:

-Christa Harriman

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Most Influential Person of 2010

Hey Everybody,

Here is a link to Airdrie's local paper, the echo, with a story on the incredible Tim Harriman.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Timothy Harriman

Timothy Harriman, a beautiful soul, a compassionate man and a world changer. At the end of life on earth not many will leave a legacy as big or as great as Tim’s. Tim left earth and entered the gates of Heaven on the beautiful morning of September 28th at the age of twenty two. The leaves were spinning, the sky was clear and blue, the air was warm and peace filled the hearts and lives of those blessed enough to call him their own. He will be always cherished as an amazing son, brother, cousin, nephew, friend and husband. You may remember Tim as the Spokeman who biked across Canada in two thousand and seven for Childhood Cancer, raising incredible amounts of support. His heart was so big. Not only will his family ache for him, but so will those inspired by his ride, in Airdrie and all over the world. Tim fought a valiant fight against cancer once as a young teenager, and three more times in his early twenties. In spite of the circumstances surrounding him, he choose to live life to the full, enjoy each moment, marry the girl of his dreams, travel, cook, write a book, spend time with friends and mentor youth. He dreamed of building his dream home, owning a motorcycle, having children and continuing to impact everyone he met. Now, he is face to face with his Maker, family members and friends, happier now than ever before. Tim enjoyed family barbeques, camping at Mount Kidd, hiking, photography, creating, building, singing loud in the shower, late night talks, funny movies, riding his bike, rollerblading and going for walks with his wife. Tim always had a witty comeback for everything, a daredevil comment, and confidence standing up for what was right and just. Tim attended George Mac High School and graduated from Bert Church High School. His teachers, principals and the staff at both schools were so touched and impacted by his presence, his determination and will to do school work and graduate during such an intense time in his life. He never quit. Never ever. Instead he inspired everyone. He dug his heels in and stood firm. There are no words that could possibly sum up such an incredible person, you are one of a kind, there will never be another like you Tim. I’m so happy you are home with our Maker, your best friend Jesus. I can’t wait to run and jump into your arms my love! In the mean time, run with the lions, soar with the eagles, sing, dance, sprint, and I will see you soon. I love you.

"In honor of Tim Harriman, a fund has been set up care of Deborah Boccabella in trust for Christa Harriman at any TD Canada Trust location."

Celebration of Life, George Mac High School, Monday Oct 4th at 1:30pm, Airdrie.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sept 13, 2010

Hey crew!

Here is a video from the Tim's Amazing Adventure Race that Innovative Fitness put on. For those of you who havent seen it or was at the event Saturday night and saw the tech problems we were having its now up for you to peak at. Pass it along.

We will be in touch shortly to blog about some updates, our trip to Victoria, BC and what is the latest scoop in our lives!


Untitled from Christa Harriman on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tim's Amazing Adventure Race

Tim's Amazing Adventure Race:
On September 11 team's of two will take part in a fundraising event that is sure be the most exciting and unexpected urban race Calgary has yet to see.
Register today at Innovative Health Group 403.244.7405
A $50 registration fee will be donated directly to Tim Harriman and is in support of his ongoing battle with cancer.

Race start 12:00pm (111-1111, 11Ave SW)
Teams of two will begin their adventure at Innovative Health Group with only a clue sheet in tow! Teams must then navigate and travel by foot to a minimum of 12 locations throughout the downtown and beltline communities. At each station teams will be put to the test as they attempt to complete an array of tasks from yoga to face painting.
Race end 4:00pm (111-1111,11Ave SW)
Teams must cross the finish line at Innovative Health Group by 4:00pm, complete with their race bib and 12 station markers. Snacks and drinks will be served with an award ceremony to follow!
Saltlik Celebration 7:30pm (101 8 Ave SW)
Join us for the after party at Saltlike! A celebration of achievement, community and contribution will commence with a slide show of the day's event and a presentation of Tim Harriman's remarkable journey.
Evening Close 11:00pm