Fall Cycling Mentorship Program

CultureLink Health and Recreation News

The Mississauga Cycles project is thrilled to announce a Mentorship Program this fall in both Mississauga and West Toronto! In this program, newcomer residents (“mentees”) are matched with residents (“mentors”) who live in their community. After receiving online training, newcomer participants are loaned a quality bicycle, helmet and lock and take part in rides with their Mentor to enjoy the …

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June is Bike Month!

CultureLink Health and Recreation News, Uncategorised

Happy Bike Month from CultureLink! As Bike Month ramps up, so do the cycling projects at CultureLink! Bike Hub at 15 Tobermory Drive The team at the Bike Hub continues to support local cyclists and provide new opportunities to those who wish to cycle and learn about bike repair. As with all other programmings, the Bike Hub has had to …

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Newcomers On The Move With Mississauga Cycles

CultureLink Health and Recreation News, Mentorship News

Despite challenging times, the Mississauga Cycles project has continued for a second year, running a mentorship program for 32 newcomers in the city of Mississauga. Through the summer and Bike Month, newcomers and mentors connected to their city, by bike! Read their stories of growth, discovery, independence and adventure. Riding Through Nature “Amidst this pandemic, the Mississauga cycling program was …

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Volunteers on Wheels

CultureLink Health and Recreation News

The ‘Families & Educators for Safe Cycling’ program is part of the Bike to School Project, our award-winning cycling program developed with Cycle Toronto. It provides free Cycling presentations and resources to schools, through a dedicated team of volunteers. From Bike Host participant to Cycling advocate One of our great volunteers at CultureLink’s Sustainable Communities department is Najia Zewari. Like …

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Ride on!

CultureLink Health and Recreation News

The Bike to School Project enables more children and youth to discover the personal and community benefits of cycling for transportation. Since 2013, we have reached tens of thousands of students with cycling education programs, and helped create lasting change at individual schools and beyond. 2019 was our most impactful year yet! In March we wrapped up a large-scale program …

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Bike Host Markham & Mississauga Cycles wrap first seasons

Kristin Health and Recreation News

CultureLink’s Bike Host Markham and Mississauga Cycles programs wrapped successful summers full of building, fixing and riding bikes in the 905! Bike Host Markham CultureLink’s Bike Host had the opportunity this year to partner with York Region’s first community bicycle hub: Markham Cycles. This hub aims to build cycling culture in Markham and our Bike Host’s model complements and promotes …

CultureLink goes to Bronte Creek

Yan Gu Health and Recreation News

When we create something new, unknown and challenging, there is always an element of apprehension, fear, and feeling of uncertainty.  It was the feeling  we had when we started our project two years ago: Camping Event for Newcomers. We wanted to introduce an idea of camping to people who have never experienced this type of activity or they did but …

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Staff Lunch Rides 2019

CultureLink Health and Recreation News

Summer of 2019 was filled with special staff and client engagements. The Sustainable Communities team has enjoyed working to encourage and increase cycling both as recreation and as a viable mode of transportation. Our efforts were supported by MEC. Their fantastic drive to support community organizations helped us make things happen. We had workshops and community rides spread throughout the …

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Article: Markham Cycles and Bike Host

Kristin Health and Recreation News

An article about Markham Cycles was featured recently on York Region’s website. Markham Cycles is home to CultureLink’s Bike Host program, which matches newcomers with cycling mentors to keep them cycling in Canada. To get involved with Bike Host, email Grace McNee at gmcnee@culturelink.ca Bicycle hub rolls into Milliken Mills area of Markham Markham Cycles to host community rides, bike …

Newcomer families field trip to Ontario Place

Rakesh Bhardwaj Health and Recreation News, Mentorship News, Settlement in the Community News

The heat and humidity outside maybe skyrocketing, but that did not deter the LSP clients from coming out for a field trip to Ontario Place on Canada Day.  Prior to that, they had already gathered in the cool basement of the Lillian H. Smith Library for an orientation session on the history, design and facilities of Ontario Place. On the day itself, the clients were shown how to …

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CultureLink Launches New Family Cycling Resource

CultureLink Health and Recreation News

On Monday, 27 May, at the 30th Annual Bike to Work Day Group Commute and Pancake Breakfast at Nathan Phillips Square, CultureLink’s Sustainable Communities team released a brand new  family-friendly cycling resource: The Toronto Cycling Handbook: Family Edition “Everything you need to know about family cycling in the city, all in one book.” The Family Edition Handbook contains sections on …