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WCC 2019 Youth Day Camp

Is riding to school part of your child's morning routine? Does your child use their bike to get around the neighbourhood? If so, consider signing them up to attend this free day camp for children aged 10-15 years (Grades 5-9). We are actively recruiting youth who like to bike in fair weather, those who are curious about trying cycling year-round, and those who already ride all year.

The 7th Annual International Winter Cycling Congress is hosting its first-ever concurrent Youth Day Camp on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Registered youth will meet at the Calgary Municipal building at 8:30 a.m. for bike drop-off and registration. The youth day events will be held at the new Central Library and outdoors in the East Village.

The free all-day event includes:

  • Free catered box lunch
  • Keynote speaker
  • Outdoor scavenger hunt
  • Lunch & learn with Two Wheel View on bike maintenance basics
  • Workshops:
    • Inspire your classmates to walk and roll to school! A workshop identifying strategies to encourage more active travel to school hosted by EverActive
    • Youth-Friendly Street Design: a workshop about re-designing our streets to be safer for people cycling, walking and taking public transportation hosted by Urban Systems
  • Group ride to Bike to Work Day events at the Peace Bridge (and return trip)
  • Opportunity to meet other youth from around the city who also use their bikes to get around, go to school, etc.

Registration package

Please email wcc2019@calgary.ca a completed copy of the following form:


This youth day camp qualifies as a Calgary Board of Education (CBE) Community learning opportunity. Please inform your school if you plan to attend.


Deadline for registration: Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Questions?

Please email wcc2019@calgary.ca for additional information or questions.

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What is required of students:

  • Ability to ride a bike proficiently
  • Interest in biking to school or other activities, in fair weather
  • Curiosity about trying cycling in winter (or already doing so)
  • Bike, Helmet (properly fitting), Lock
  • Water bottle
  • Snack (optional)
  • Clothing appropriate for biking and/or walking outside for up to 1.5 hours
  • Transportation to/from the Calgary Municipal Building Complex (downtown)

We look forward to seeing you at the Winter Cycling Congress!

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What is required of parents/guardians:

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