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Volunteer Registration - Pedal Play - Kanata North 2017

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W. Erskine Johnston Public School

50 Varley Drive

Ottawa, ON K2K 1G7

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Volunteer for Pedal Play

Pedal Play – a mobile bike rodeo - is seeking volunteers. The event is planned for Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm in Kanata North. Groups of children, youth, and adults will be cycling through the community on roads and pathways, visiting interactive activity stations to learn and practice bike safety skills. Many of the volunteer jobs require confident cyclists with bikes in good working order, although there are some stationary jobs for non-cyclists. All cycling volunteers will receive training in advance.

The route starts and ends in Beaverbrook at W. Erskine Johnston Public School. It is approximately 7 km in length, and follows multi-use pathways and roads in the community of Kanata North.

The purpose of the Mobile Bike Rodeo is to provide bike-safety knowledge to:

  • School-aged Children (grades 1 to 6) so they can bike to school or their community park, safely with increased competence and confidence;

  • Youth (grades 7 to 12) so they can learn that they are a vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act, and gain the knowledge to cycle accordingly; and

  • Adults so they can learn the applicable portions of the Highway Traffic Act (incorporating the legislative changes to Bill 31; Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act (Making Ontario's Roads Safer), which came into effect September 1, 2015, and are directed at encouraging cycling, promoting road safety, and sharing the road) and the set fines.

All children under the age of 12 will be accompanied and supervised by their parent or guardian.

The event is insured by the City of Ottawa through the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association. This event is organized by volunteers from Transportation Action Committee Kanata-North, EnviroCentre's Sustain Kanata North, Kanata North Beaverbrook Community Association, and Councilor Wilkinson's office.

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