Overbrook Family Day, OCA Fundraiser with the Ottawa 67’s and more

OCA Family Day event

Fundraiser for OCA with the Ottawa 67’s (click on image for link)

OCA supports Councillor McKenney’s call to declare a housing emergency in Ottawa (click on image for link)

Community Event – Bike Minds – tales of the bicycle

Picture a cyclist, and what do you see – a well-to-do downtowner riding a “fixie”, or a sporty suburbanite clad in Lycra? Look a little deeper though, and you may be surprised by what you find.

BIKE MINDS is a storytelling event where positive and inspiring bike-related stories are shared in front of a live audience from a diverse range of storytellers. Our mission is to change the way you think about people who ride bikes.

Since 2018, we’ve run nearly a dozen events in the Toronto area, where we’ve heard stories from a wide range of backgrounds, including newcomers, neighbours, civil servants, and community leaders, who’ve all had unique and powerful experiences related to cycling. Now in 2020, BIKE MINDS is officially launching in Ottawa!

Join us at the Mill St Brew Pub 555 Wellington  (on the Ottawa River MUP and just a 10 minute walk from Pimisi and Lyon O-Train stations) on Wednesday January 29th for this free exciting event launch!

6:30PM – Doors open, mix & mingle (cash bar)

7:00PM – Event startsLINEUP:
Paul Galipeau: adventure cyclist, route builder, one-man hype squad
Christina Bouchard: explorer, designer, planner and public institution builder
Shawn Smith: father, transportation engineer, nature-lover
Cécile Lecoq: French and Canadian, transit geek, cycling advocate
Linda Collette: Free Spirit, Self-propelled commuter, nature lover
+ More to be announced soon!

The bicycle supports the first steps of newcomers to the city, brings us closer to friends and family, and teaches us more about ourselves than we ever could have imagined. Whether you’re a casual rider, a passionate advocate, or simply a fan of great storytelling, we hope you’ll join us in celebration of all the bicycle has to offer, at this positive and inclusive event.