UWSA Heads to Velo-City Global

(photo of Caleigh Christie in Bike Lab with Ecco-Kids)WINNIPEG, MB– – Two representatives from The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) are heading west to Velo-city Global, the world’s premier international cycling planning conference. The event will take place in Vancouver, BC from June 26-29, 2012. Andree Forest, who is UWSA Vice-President Internal, will attend along with Caleigh Christie, General Coordinator of the UWSA Bike Lab. The two will make a presentation on the success and spirit of the UWSA Ice Riders, who are behind the development of the UWSA Bike Lab.

“This is an amazing opportunity for the UWSA Bike Lab, to both learn from the innovators before us and to put the University of Winnipeg on the map in demonstrating the power behind grassroots student movement,” explained Christie.

The UWSA reps will also have the opportunity to connect with other cycling communities and learn from their experiences with creating cycling-friendly cities. Velo-city Global is the 17th in a series of cycling planning conferences and will assist in the development of active transportation within cities across the globe.

Conference Information

Velo-city Global is the world’s premier international cycling planning conference. The four-day event offers delegates from around the world a chance to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation. http://www.velo-city2012.com/

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Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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