Bed Push started in 1992, with the Neville Norsemen pushing a hospital bed from Saint John's UNB campus to Fredericton overnight. Throughout the 120 kilometers the bed never stops, being carried if necessary.
When Jones House was closed and the Gentlemen moved in, they assisted the Neville Norsemen with the bed push of 2006.
Unfortunately, after an accident involving a cyclist on the highway, the RCMP was forced to deny the escort they needed for such an event due to safety concerns.
Today, Bed Push begins at City Hall in downtown Fredericton. After pushing there, we continue up to the BMO field on campus (where the real fun begins). For the next 8 hours, the bed gets pushed the equivalent distance from Saint John to Fredericton.
Once the sun rises, and after a short break to shower, nap, and all that jazz, the bed makes the final leg of its journey to the Boyce Farmers Market. That is where a cheque for all the money raised is presented to Women in Transition House.