(June 26, 2012 – West Vancouver) – MP John Weston is pleased to be joining with international cycling advocates to speak at Velo-City Vancouver 2012. Mr. Weston will be addressing the plenary session on the morning of Thursday June 28 to present his recent initiatives for health and fitness as well as his personal experiences of cycling.
“It is a privilege and pleasure to be at Velo-City with so many biking colleagues from around the world”, said Mr. Weston, “As someone who bikes to work and wherever else I can, I particularly appreciate their passion for and commitment to cycling. This conference is a testament to the benefits of the sport, both individually and collectively, as the cyclist and the environment become healthier as more and more people adopt the biking lifestyle.”
Velo-City brings together approximately 750 cycling experts and enthusiasts from 44 nations over five days in Vancouver to discuss and explore issues around safe cycling, environmental sustainability, and the development of bike-friendly policies in urban centres, among other topics.
Mr. Weston’s initiatives in biking include a special day on Parliament Hill to promote physical activity, environmental protection, and safe recreational practices, known as Bike Day on the Hill, held on May 9th in Ottawa. On June 2nd, Mr. Weston also celebrated the first-ever National Health and Fitness Day, which was supported throughout the riding he represents. Each of the riding’s twelve local governments agreed to open their sports and recreational facilities for a reduced fee to encourage greater public participation in physical activity. Through the summer months, Mr. Weston will also complete his second annual ‘Ride the Riding’ program, during which he will cycle the entire riding, meeting with constituents and other cyclists along the way.
Please mark Sunday May 26th on your calendars now. More updates can be obtained here or through the Art Council website: Link to Lions Bay Art Council website