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Getting outside and active with May events

Your community could win $150,000 in the Community Competition, one of many coming events
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Community Ride: Niagara Falls Ride of Silence

  • Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m. from Firemen's Park, 2275 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced ride in honour of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. This procession-style, 10 km bicycle ride will be slow (20 km/h max). The event’s intention is also to create awareness of the “Share the Road” initiative. There will be no road closures and helmets are mandatory with cyclists riding single file and adhering to traffic stops and rules of the road. The City of Niagara Falls is hosting the ride with all bike clubs in the Niagara Cycling Clubs Alliance promoting it. There is no fee to ride and there will be speeches and refreshments before and after the event. Bring a few $ and stay after the event for a BBQ.

Community Ride: Queenston Neighbours are bringing a Glow Ride to St. Catharines!

  • Friday, May 24, 8:30 p.m., 203 Church St, St. Catharines

Come join in the fun! Everyone welcome! 

Workshop: Pedestrian Safety & Risk Management

  • May 31, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 130 King St. West, Toronto

The OTC is offering a comprehensive practitioner level workshop dedicated to pedestrian safety that is unique in North America. The day will begin with an overview of the state-of-the practice in road user safety, common pedestrian safety issues, and potential contributory factors. The remainder of the course systematically walks the participants through modules on proactive safety, intersections/controlled crossings, designing to optimize accessibility, lighting and visibility, rail crossings, bridges, interchanges, among others. Read more here. 

From Pop-Up to Permanent: Five lessons in tactical urbanism

Urban residents have long practiced a form of tactical urbanism: repurposing underutilized places using temporary materials and transforming them into more dynamic public spaces. But in the past several years, tactical urbanism has become a movement. Read more here.

Community Competition: ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

Connect with friends and neighbours and build social bonds while also having a lot of fun participating in physical activity right in your own neighbourhood. Your community could win the prize of $150,000 and be crowned Canada’s Most Active Community. Check out the Apple App Store or Google Play, download the new ParticipACTION app and start tracking your minutes. Track minutes through the app starting May 31st to be automatically counted toward your community score. The more you track, the greater chance your community has of winning! Find out more here.