On Wednesday, July 15, Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation, in partnership with the weekly Community potluck at 47 Meadowview Avenue, hosted the second annual Community Celebration of Active Transportation.
GCAT’s mission, as usual, is to increase the quantity, quality, safety, and fun of Active Transportation in Guelph.
In order to celebrate healthy transportation, cyclists and walkers joined in the “Active Transportation Parade.” Participants wound their way through the streets of the Junction neighbourhood. Many families came along, including those with very young children. A guitar was played and bike bells rang (and squeaked) during the whole parade. Motorists along the route demonstrated caution and respect, and a few gave us the thumbs up! 🙂
Sergeant Doxey from the Guelph Police department gave the children a lesson on bike safety and traffic safety.
Creativity was in fine form as the children dressed up in Spiderman costumes, fancy hats, scary animals, and more. One child went to great lengths to describe the steps he took in decorating his costume and bike.
Prizes were awarded to the child with best decorated bicycle, as well as the best costume. All of the children who participated went home with a prize.
The event concluded with a yummy potluck.
Can’t wait ’till next year!