Movers and Shakers: How Active Transportation Champions can Change a Community

More and more British Columbians want to be more active in their daily lives and many see walking, and wheeling as a way to do that.

According to a Sentis poll conducted for BCAHL in 2017, seven in ten British Columbians said they’d be motivated to walk or bike more often with improved routes and 75% support dedicated funding for that infrastructure. Add wheelchairs, scooters, transit, canoes, and other physical modes of getting around to the above list and we have a bigger picture of the exciting possibilities ahead.

Please join the BC Alliance for Healthy Living on Thursday, May 16th from 9:00am-10:30am, PST for an engaging, free webinar that will feature new developments in Active Transportation in BC.  We will get a sneak peek at the work being led by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to create our province’s first ever Active Transportation Strategy, and we will profile two exciting ‘Active Communities’ projects, one rural and one urban that are supported by the Ministry of Health’s BC Physical Activity Strategy – Active People, Active Places.

Active Transportation is an excellent way to lessen our carbon footprint while moving our bodies in ways that increase our physical and mental wellness. It connects us to our communities and provides regular physical activity which helps to protect against chronic diseases such as type-2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and some cancers.

Our feature presentations will take us from the historic, rugged terrain in the North as we learn about Promoting Universal Access in the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark and then to the busy and beautiful City of North Vancouver as we find out about their project, Go CNV: Active Transportation Individualized. We will also get a bird’s eye view of Active Transportation from across the province.

Be inspired on Thursday, May 16th at 9:00am PST as we talk about Active Transportation and how it can help everyone to be more active and connected to their community.  Please join us for this free webinar!

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8917561967655096322

SPEAKER PROFILES:

BC’s Active Transportation Strategy:

Dean Murdock is the project manager for the Province’s Active Transportation Strategy. He is a former municipal Councillor, serving on Saanich Council for three terms until 2018, when he decided not to seek re-election.

Dean has two children, 9 and 7 years old. When he’s not shuttling them to dance, soccer and baseball, he enjoys cycling, running and playing guitar.

GoCNV: Active Transportation Individualized Marketing Pilot:

Natalie Corbo is the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at the City of North Vancouver. In this role, she coordinates and develops programming and policy to support the uptake of active and sustainable transportation modes. Natalie has a background in human geography and urban planning, and has worked on active transportation in Toronto and Vancouver. She has been passionate about cycling and public transit since high school, when she first discovered the freedom these modes could offer.

Promoting Universal access in Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark:  

Charles Helm has been a family physician in Tumbler Ridge since 1992. He is the author of nine books, on the Tumbler Ridge area and the history of the northern Rockies and was a founder of the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation in 2002. Charles was instrumental in the proposal that led to the creation of the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark in 2014, and was its first President. He is the co-founder of the Emperor’s Challenge Mountain Run. He and his wife Linda live in Tumbler Ridge and have two children, Daniel and Carina.

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