Today, May 4th, was the kick-off breakfast for Bike to Work Ottawa, a program run under EnviroCentre. If you want to get in on the action of logging your trips and possibly winning a prize, you can sign up at http://biketoworkottawa.ca/
It is 6 a.m.
Multiple alarms have now gone off. You can hear groaning and rustling as scraggly haired youth crawl out of their sleeping bags. We are the scraggly haired youth.
Did you know that foreign-born immigrants represent 19.4% of the population in Ottawa-Gatineau? Imagine if low-income newcomers were encouraged and mentored to use bicycles as a means of transportation. Not only would they gain freedom to travel for work, but they’d save money, and be more physically active.
In previous years it was kept secret until the very day of the award, but this year, it was already released a week ahead of the ceremony that this year’s Bruce Timmermans Award is going to Vanier’s Sarah Partridge and to Trip for Kids.