2015 Active Transportation Challenge in Cornwall Ontario – MAY 19, 2015

Registration underway for 2015 Active Transportation Challenge
Kickoff Event – Friday, May 22nd at 12:15 pm on front terrace of the Cornwall Public Library

City of CW release MAY 19 2015Registrations are beginning to roll in for the 2015 Active Transportation Challenge, a week-long event from May 31st to June 6th that promotes alternate forms of transportation such as walking, cycling and public transit.

To date, nine workplaces in Cornwall have already signed up to participate, with many more expected in the days ahead. Last year, a total of 15 workplaces and 142 individuals took part in the event. Details about registration can be found atwww.Cornwall.ca/ATC.

“We were thrilled with the turnout last year and we are hoping for an even greater turnout this year,” said Chantal Lalonde, Health Promotion Specialist with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and a founding member of the Transition Cornwall + Active Transportation Action Group. “Registering is easy and participants can win some great prizes by taking part!”

Hosted by the City of Cornwall, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and Transition Cornwall+, the Active Transportation Challenge rewards participants for using active and alternative modes of transportation like walking, cycling, rollerblading, carpooling or public transit.

Once registered, participants are asked to log each sustainable commute made during the week – be it for work or leisure purposes.

Residents who register and take part will have a chance to win some great prizes, including new bicycles from Bicycle World and Total Cyclery and Sport, a longboard from Play it Again Sports, a bicycle helmet from Kalrim Cycles, a $100 gift certificate to Cornwall Square, running shoes from Lindale’s, Cornwall Transit goodies and more.

Active Transportation Challenge Kick Off event
Residents and members of the media are invited to join us for the Active Transportation Challenge kick-off on Friday, May 22nd at 12:15 pm on the front terrace of the Cornwall Public Library. Attendees can find out more about the event and the prizes that will be available! Come join us with your running shoes, bike, longboard, roller blades – whatever gets you there to help kick-off the challenge.

Free ‘Bike City, Great City’ Movie Screening & Discussion with the Director
As part of the Active Transportation Challenge, residents are welcome to join us for the screening of the documentary ‘Bike City, Great City’ on Monday, June 1st at 7 pm in the Automotive Room of the Benson Centre.

Documentary Director and Ottawa City Councillor David Chernushenko will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the film.

Clean Air Day – Free Cornwall Transit rides
Cornwall Transit will be making it easy for residents to participate in the Active Transportation Challenge.

Cornwall Transit will be offering free rides all day long on Wednesday, June 3rd as part of its annual Clean Air Day promotion. Residents will be able to ride the bus for free all day long, and the trips can count towards participation in the Commuter Challenge.

Additional Information
To find out more about Active Transportation Challenge, please visit www.Cornwall.ca/ATC.

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