Volunteer for Bike Sharing- Please Share!

Volunteers are needed to work 2- or 3-hour shifts chatting with people at the bike station, helping direct visitors, giving info on the bikes as well as answering any other questions that might pop up.

Volunteers will be provided with information and hand-outs and stationed inside, out of the elements, so shifts will be rain or shine

Impact 32 is gearing up for Canada's 150th Anniversary celebration with ten new 7-speed cruisers to offer visitors and residents a new option for getting around Bobcaygeon. The bikes will be available every day at the bike share station at Lock 32 from May through October.

Bike share stations have popped up in many popular tourist destinations, school campuses, and in large urban centres over the past decade. Stations such as the one at Lock 32 help to add another feature to attract and entertain visitors who can now take a bike for a spin, run errands, go for a picnic, see some countryside as well as experience more of the town itself.

Vacationers will appreciate no longer having to lug their bikes around with them, especially boaters travelling through Lock 32. Trent Severn Waterway is anticipating a surge in traffic this year as they honour Canada's sesquicentennial by offering free passage through the lock system to all boaters.

 

Riding a bicycle may be a pleasure as old as the hills, but sharing one today couldn't be more state-of- the-art. In fact, there's an app for that. Just download the “MOVATIC” app on your phone, find the bikes, sign a waiver, pay through your phone and then the phone will unlock the bike. Once you're done, the phone will lock the bike back into the station and calculate your payment. A minimal charge, expected to be around $5 for the first half hour, will help to cover annual expenses associated with a system such as this.

Bobcaygeon's bike share program was implemented and will be kept rolling along by Impact 32, a group of local volunteers who were recently awarded project funding from Regional Tourism Organization 8 and the Eastern Ontario Development Program. “We want to thank our funding partners for making this possible, and Environmental Action Bobcaygeon for bringing the need for active transportation to the forefront in Bobcaygeon” says Impact 32's official bike sharing 'spokesperson' Carly Poole, “We also want to thank Trent Severn Waterway for their continuing co-operation and support of our town. We appreciate their partnership in this project allowing the bike station to be perfectly situated in the heart of Bobcaygeon on Parks Canada property.”

Volunteers are needed to work 2- or 3-hour shifts chatting with people at the bike station, helping direct visitors, giving info on the bikes as well as answering any other questions that might pop up. Volunteers will be provided with information and hand-outs and stationed inside, out of the elements, so shifts will be rain or shine. Anyone who would like to share their Bobcaygeon enthusiasm is asked to email bobcaygeonbikeshare@gmail.com.

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Impact 32 is a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers. We impact the growth of Bobcaygeon's year-round economic development and community beautification for the benefit of all residents, businesses and tourists.
Media contact: Bonnie Harris headlaker@hotmail.com (705) 738-9949.

Not for Profit Achievement Award 2017 Winner: Impact 32

Not for Profit Achievement Award

2017 Winner: Impact 32

Nominees:
Bobcaygeon Curling Club
Mieke Schipper
Bobcaygeon Horticulture
Impact 32
Truth and Reconciliation
Bobcaygeon Lions club
Bobcaygeon Kinettes
2016 Winner: Kawartha Land Trust

 

Purpose:

To recognize a group or organization that has, through their volunteer effort, had a positive impact on Bobcaygeon and area community.

Eligibility:

The nominee can be any group or organization which has an interest in, or connection to Bobcaygeon and area.

A group or organization who has won this award in the past three (3) years is not eligible to be nominated.

Bobcaygeon's Impact 32 launches bike sharing initiative- Kawartha Lakes This Week

Residents and visitors will be able to get around Bobcaygeon by bicycle thanks to community group's project

NEWS Apr 26, 2017 Kawartha Lakes This Week

BOBCAYGEON - Bobcaygeon community group Impact 32 is gearing up to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a unique initiative - bike sharing.

Impact 32 is a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers. We impact the growth of Bobcaygeon's year-round economic development and community beautification for the benefit of all residents, businesses and tourists.

The group has acquired 10 new seven-speed cruisers to offer visitors and residents a new option for getting around the village.

 

The bikes will be available every day at the bike share station at Lock 32 from May through October.

Bike share stations have popped up in many popular tourist destinations, school campuses, and in large urban centres over the past decade. Stations such as the one at Lock 32 help to attract and entertain visitors who can now take a bike for a spin, run errands, go for a picnic, see some countryside as well as experience more of the town itself.

Vacationers will appreciate no longer having to lug their bikes around with them, especially boaters travelling through Lock 32. Trent Severn Waterway is anticipating a surge in traffic this year as they honour Canada's sesquicentennial by offering free passage through the lock system to all boaters.

Riding a bicycle may be a pleasure as old as the hills, but sharing one today couldn't be more state-of-the-art. In fact, there's an app for that. Just download the “MOVATIC” app on your phone, find the bikes, sign a waiver, pay through your phone and then the phone will unlock the bike. Once you're done, the phone will lock the bike back into the station and calculate your payment. Aminimal charge, expected to be around $5 for the first half hour, will help to cover annual expenses associated with a system such as this.

Bobcaygeon's bike share program was implemented and will be kept rolling along by Impact 32, agroup of local volunteers who were recently awarded project funding from Regional Tourism Organization 8 and the Eastern Ontario Development Program.

“We want to thank our funding partners for making this possible, and Environmental Action Bobcaygeon for bringing the need for active transportation to the forefront in Bobcaygeon” says Impact 32's Carly Poole, “We also want to thank Trent Severn Waterway for their continuing co-operation and support of our town. We appreciate their partnership in this project allowing the bike station to be perfectly situated in the heart of Bobcaygeon on Parks Canada property.”

Volunteers are needed to work two or three-hour shifts chatting with people at the bike station, helping direct visitors, giving info on the bikes etc. Volunteers will be provided with information and hand-outs and stationed inside, out of the elements, so shifts will be rain or shine. Anyone who would like to share their Bobcaygeon enthusiasm is asked to email bobcaygeonbikeshare@gmail.com.

https://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/7262484-bobcaygeon-s-impact-32-launches-bike-sharing-inititative/

Bike Sharing in Bobcaygeon

Impact 32 is gearing up for Canada's 150th Anniversary celebration with ten new 7-speed cruisers to offer visitors and residents a new option for getting around Bobcaygeon. The bikes will be available every day at the bike share station at Lock 32 from May through October.

Bike share stations have popped up in many popular tourist destinations, school campuses, and in large urban centres over the past decade. Stations such as the one at Lock 32 help to add another feature to attract and entertain visitors who can now take a bike for a spin, run errands, go for a picnic, see some countryside as well as experience more of the town itself.

Vacationers will appreciate no longer having to lug their bikes around with them, especially boaters travelling through Lock 32. Trent Severn Waterway is anticipating a surge in traffic this year as they honour Canada's sesquicentennial by offering free passage through the lock system to all boaters.

Riding a bicycle may be a pleasure as old as the hills, but sharing one today couldn't be more state-of- the-art. In fact, there's an app for that. Just download the “MOVATIC” app on your phone, find the bikes, sign a waiver, pay through your phone and then the phone will unlock the bike. Once you're done, the phone will lock the bike back into the station and calculate your payment. A minimal charge, expected to be around $5 for the first half hour, will help to cover annual expenses associated with a system such as this.

Bobcaygeon's bike share program was implemented and will be kept rolling along by Impact 32, a group of local volunteers who were recently awarded project funding from Regional Tourism Organization 8 and the Eastern Ontario Development Program. “We want to thank our funding partners for making this possible, and Environmental Action Bobcaygeon for bringing the need for active transportation to the forefront in Bobcaygeon” says Impact 32's official bike sharing 'spokesperson' Carly Poole, “We also want to thank Trent Severn Waterway for their continuing co-operation and support of our town. We appreciate their partnership in this project allowing the bike station to be perfectly situated in the heart of Bobcaygeon on Parks Canada property.”

Volunteers are needed to work 2- or 3-hour shifts chatting with people at the bike station, helping direct visitors, giving info on the bikes as well as answering any other questions that might pop up. Volunteers will be provided with information and hand-outs and stationed inside, out of the elements, so shifts will be rain or shine. Anyone who would like to share their Bobcaygeon enthusiasm is asked to email bobcaygeonbikeshare@gmail.com.

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Impact 32 is a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers. We impact the growth of Bobcaygeon's year-round economic development and community beautification for the benefit of all residents, businesses and tourists.
Media contact: Bonnie Harris headlaker@hotmail.com (705) 738-9949.

Economic Development Strategy Survey 2017

Kawartha Lakes Economic Development are in the process of creating a new Economic Development Strategy for the City of Kawartha Lakes and are looking for input from those who live, work and visit here to help shape the strategy.  


As a business owner, resident, visitor, or worker in Kawartha Lakes, you have a unique insight into the economy that is valuable to our research.
 

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. All information will be kept confidential and only used in an aggregated form.
 

Thank you for participating and please share the survey with others in the community who would be interested in providing input into the economic growth and prosperity of Kawartha Lakes.
 

Link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CKLEconomicDevelopment

 

City of Kawartha Lakes
180 Kent Street West, Lindsay, ON Canada K9V 2Y6
Phone: 705 324 9411 extension 1233
@ExploreKL

 

For more information about Kawartha Lakes Tourism, follow us @ExploreKLor visit www.explorekawarthalakes.com

Volunteers WANTED!

Bobcaygeon is getting a Bike Share station and we need friendly Bobcaygeonites to share their knowledge and welcoming nature with tourist. The station will be manned during peak tourist time lining up with the hours at TSW Lock 32.We are hoping to fill 2,3&4 hour shifts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and holiday Mondays in the busy season (May-Oct). We will have a host of tools for our volunteers to use in helping direct visitors to destinations and in town events, giving info on the bikes as well as answering any other questions that might pop-up. Volunteers will be stationed inside, out of the elements so shifts will be rain or shine. We welcome any folks who would like to share their Bobcaygeon enthusiasm! 

Please note: young kids/infants accompanying their parent volunteer are always welcome!

Please email bobcaygeonbikeshare@gmail.com if you are interested or want more information!

To sign up for volunteering please click here and select a shift: 
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