Kickoff Event – Friday, May 22nd at 12:15 pm on front terrace of the Cornwall Public Library
Registrations are beginning to roll in for the 2015 Active Transportation Challenge, a week-long event from May 31st to June 6th that promotes alternate forms of transportation such as walking, cycling and public transit.
To date, nine workplaces in Cornwall have already signed up to participate, with many more expected in the days ahead. Last year, a total of 15 workplaces and 142 individuals took part in the event. Details about registration can be found at www.Cornwall.ca/ATC.
“We were thrilled with the turnout last year and we are hoping for an even greater turnout this year,” said Chantal Lalonde, Health Promotion Specialist with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and a founding member of the Transition Cornwall + Active Transportation Action Group. “Registering is easy and participants can win some great prizes by taking part!”
Hosted by the City of Cornwall, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and Transition Cornwall+, the Active Transportation Challenge rewards participants for using active and alternative modes of transportation like walking, cycling, rollerblading, carpooling or public transit.
Once registered, participants are asked to log each sustainable commute made during the week – be it for work or leisure purposes.
Residents who register and take part will have a chance to win some great prizes, including new bicycles from Bicycle World and Total Cyclery and Sport, a longboard from Play it Again Sports, a bicycle helmet from Kalrim Cycles, a $100 gift certificate to Cornwall Square, running shoes from Lindale’s, Cornwall Transit goodies and more.
To find out more about Active Transportation Challenge, please visit www.Cornwall.ca/ATC.