Do you have a bicycle to donate to a local kid in need, or perhaps you know a person who could support a program for youth in our community?
Here is what we are looking to do. Heart Niagara runs safe cycling program including a bicycle rodeo for grade five students in Niagara. The charity group desperately needs bicycles for these events. Students in certain areas, many of whom have not yet learned to ride a bicycle, are provided with refurbished bikes, which they are allowed to keep.
Heart Niagara partners with the Broken Spoke program run at Port Colborne High School to check and repair donated bikes for the grade five students all across Niagara.
“It is a great program,” says Dale Robinson, a member of the Thorold Active Transportation Advisory Committee (TATAC).
“Due to an increase in need this spring there is a shortage of bikes for the program right now. We are hoping to help Prince of Wales School where 50 percent of the grade five students don’t have bicycles. We have an urgent need for fifteen bikes for ten year old boys and girls by the end of the month,” Dale said in reaching out to the community.
TATAC hopes people in Thorold will recognize the benefits of the program and donate bicycles to help the kids by the target date of April 25.
Contact Anthony Longo at 905 680 5216 to arrange a bicycle drop-off.
Thorold Active Transportation Advisory Committee Members:
- Beate Wolf
- Erik Olesen
- Dale Robinson
- Gloria Leahey
- Ed Pomeroy
- Heather Cairnie
- Elizabeth Yates
Council Representative: Councillor Anthony Longo – email@example.com
Committee Mandate: To review and make recommendations to Thorold City Council on ways to improve human-powered forms of travel for transportation, commuting and recreational purposes. Learn more about TATAC on their Facebook page.
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