GCAT - Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation

Walk or bike to enjoy the Magnificent Magnolia tour May 15-now extended to Sunday May 24

*changed from  May 11 start date due to weather conditions

Spring is bringing welcome relief from indoor confinement and social isolation during the COVID-19 crisis. From May 15-May 23, there is an opportunity get out for a (socially distanced) bike ride or walk in your neighbourhood to check out the beautiful magnolia trees!

 For the past five years, Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation has sponsored a “Magnificent Magnolia” bicycle ride to enjoy trees in bloom in several Guelph neighbourhoods. This year, due to COVID 19, they are still offering an opportunity to visit the trees while socially distancing.

 GCAT is partnering with Michael House Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services, (MHPPSS) a local charity that is struggling to make ends meet due to having to cancel regular fundraising events.  Participants in the tour will be invited to walk or bike to magnolia tree locations, invited to take a photo and then hashtag #guelphmagnolia on social media, and to make online donations to MHPPSS.  www.michaelhouse.ca 

The Magnificent Magnolia Tour will be spread out over the period of May 15 to 23, rather than being on one day, in order to permit as many people as possible to view the wonderful trees. People are reminded, that when walking or biking, to not travel in groups, and to maintain social distance from other participants as they stop on the sidewalk to take pictures. 

Please join in! A list of magnolia tree locations will be made available for participants.

 For more information, contact Karen Kamphuis at  Karen@michaelhouse.ca or call 519-766-7675, #105 or, visit www.michaelhouse.ca

Also, a special thank you to Ned Coates, who began the Magnificent Magnolia Ride 5 years ago!

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