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July 16, 2007
City’s bicycle safety group receives award for CAN-BIKE program
The City of Toronto’s Bicycle Safety Partnership has received the 2006 Road Safety Achievement Award from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for its 2006 Kids CAN-BIKE Camp. Councillor Adrian Heaps, chair of the City’s Cycling Committee, will present the award to Toronto City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, July 17.

Toronto’s CAN-BIKE Camp is a partnership of over 15 social service agencies and sponsors that provide children with an opportunity to attend a one-week bike safety camp experience. The young cyclists learn how to ride safely on neighbourhood roads, taught by expert CAN-BIKE instructors. This award recognizes organizations that have undertaken collaborative successful initiatives that combine multiple community and corporate entities.

The City of Toronto Bicycle Safety Partnership is comprised of the following sponsors and agencies: Ontario Cycling Association; Toronto Community Foundation; Canadian Tire Foundation for Families/Jump Start Program; High Park Bicycle Club; Mountain Equipment Co-op; Black’s is photography; Dynatex Textiles Inc.; Velotique; Ontario Power Generation; Albion Neighbourhood Services Boys and Girls Club; Canadian Forces Moss Park Cadets; Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre; Ralph Thornton Centre; Children’s Aid Society of Toronto; Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre and the City of Toronto City Planning, Parks, Forestry and Recreation and Public Health Divisions.

Date: Tuesday, July 17
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Council Chambers, Toronto City Hall

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact: Barb Wentworth, Bicycle Safety Planner, 416-392-1142



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