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A list of Canadian carfree events planned for September 2008

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[edit] Ontario

[edit] Kitchener/Waterloo, ON

Title: Sixth Annual Local Motion Car Free Festival

Organizer: Waterloo Public Interest Research Group

Date: Sunday, September 14th

Location: Victoria Park, Kitchener ON

Events planned so far: Walk, bike, bus, or even ride your unicycle down to Victoria Park on Sunday September 14th between NOON and 5:00 pm and enjoy an educational celebration of alternative transportation options set in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. Learn more about how you and your family can reduce your environmental impact through your transportation choices.

Activities include: Live Music, Corn Roast, Free Bike Tune-ups, Bike Safety Demonstrations, Wacky Bikes to Ride, Skate Park, Children's Entertainment and Educational Area, And so much more!


Title: Local Motion Car Free Days 2008

Date: Friday September 19th

Location: University of Waterloo

Events planned so far: Leave the car at home! Walk, bike, or use your WATCard to take the bus to school today! Join us in the SLC Courtyard and discover what alternative transportation options are available to you and what the student groups on campus are doing to help you make the right decisions when it comes to your mobility. Learn more about how you can reduce your ecological footprint through the transportation choices you make.

Activities include: UW Bike Shop: Bike Auction, Free Bike Maintenance Workshop, Bike Forest: Wacky Bikes to Ride, "How many environmentalist can you fit on a GRT Bus?" , Design Your Sustainable City: A workshop with Andrew Hunter of RENDER, Free Corn Roast, And so much more!

Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Web address: Local Motion Car Free Festival


Title: Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School

City: Waterloo, Canada

Location: Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School

Event description: ticketing all cars in the parking lot with info-tickets on the day and a suggested fine/donation that goes towards carbon offsets for the school

Contact: [email protected]

[edit] Toronto

Title: Celebrate International CAR FREE DAY in Toronto

Date: Sunday Sept. 21

Location: Cyclists meet at 4 p.m. at Bloor and Spadina, paraders meet at 4 p.m. at Trinity Bellwoods Park (Queen and Strachan). We'll join forces for a massive street party at a secret location

Supported by: Take the Tooker Bells on Bloor Streets are for People

Contact e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

Website: www.streetsareforpeople.org/blog/ www.takethetooker.ca


Date: Monday Sept. 22

Location: Dundas Square (Yonge and Dundas) 10 - 2 p.m.

Events planned so far: Yonge street opening to bikes/peds and closed to motorized traffic - car-free booths, entertainment and more!

Supported by: The Sierra Club

Website: www.carfreeday.ca


[edit] Mississauga

Title: Take the Car Free Day Challenge

Date: September 21st, 11 am - 4 pm

Location: Central Library Square

Events planned so far: This fall, we challenge you to start a new routine: Ride Transit!

  • Free family entertainment
  • Learn about sustainable transportation options in the City
  • Pledge to take transit on September 22, get a custom Trip Plan and your first ride is on us!

Website: www.smartcommutemiss.ca

[edit] Quebec

City: Montréal

Title: Die-In Montréal 2008

Date: 2008-09-22 at 17:30

Location: Phillip's Square, corner St Catherine and Union.

Organizer: Montréal a Vélo

Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Web address: Die-In Montréal

Additional comments: This is now an annual event. It took place previously in 1976, 2006, and 2007.


City: MONTREAL-LAVAL CANADA

Location: HIGHWAY 13 LAVAL (PLEASE!!!!WE JUST NEED TO CROSS OVER THE BRIDGE!!!!:)

Events planned so far: WANT TO AVOID THOSE LONG BUMPER TO BUMPER LINE UPS ON MONDAY MORNING GET YOUR BIKE TUNED UP LET'S DO IT LAVAL!!!!!BACK ME UP ON THIS !COME ON!!!IT'S NOT GOING TO RAIN! IF IT DOES WILL JUST ALL GET WET TOGETHER!

E-mail:@ [email protected]

Website: I WILL START A FACEBOOK GROUP AT 1PM !!!!!

[edit] Nova Scotia

[edit] New Brunswick

[edit] Manitoba

[edit] British Columbia

City: Cranbrook B.C.

Organizer: Gordon Terrace Elementary School & EK Idle-Free Ambassador

Date: 9:00am

Location: GordonTerrace School

Events planned so far: Public 1km walk

Additional Comments: In honor of World Car-Free Day, Gordon Terrace is inviting the public to join in a 1km walk and inspire Cranbrook citizens to reduce unnecessary vehicle emissions. Come on out and show your support!

[edit] Prince Edward Island

[edit] Saskatchewan

[edit] Alberta

[edit] Newfoundland and Labrador

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