We were contacted recently by CultureLink to see if any Cabbagetowners would like to volunteer their time with an intriguing program called Bike Host which uses cycling as a way to welcome newcomers to Canada. Contact details are included and be sure to wave as you ride through the neighbourhood!
Bike Host is a free cycling mentorship program for newcomers to Canada, created by CultureLink Settlement and Community Services (CultureLink). Bike Host volunteer mentors are matched with newcomers to Canada who are open to cycling. Together, mentors and newcomer participants explore Toronto by bike and organize and participate in group activities. Through this program, volunteer mentors support newcomer participants to improve their communication skills, bike riding skills, knowledge of bike routes (recreational and other), general bike maintenance, free events and activities as well as providing networking and socializing opportunities all while exploring Toronto by bike.
Check out our website for more information, including a map of the 2017 program locations: www.culturelink.ca/bike-host.
For mentors, pre-registration and interview is required. If you are interested, please sign up online.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-713-9188