Share The Chair: Try a Wheelchair at Portage and Main

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct 9 2018

Contact:  Anders Swanson or Allen Mankewich
Telephone: 204-797-1962 or 204-792-7510
E-mail: info@winnipegtrails.ca
Website: WinnipegTrails.ca

Who: Winnipeg Trails Association, with Anders Swanson and Allen Mankewich

What: A public shared wheelchair will be launched. The public is invited to see how long it takes, see how it feels to cross Portage and Main using a mobility aid and the share their experience on social media.

Where: 201 Portage Plaza – Portage and Main

When: Wednesday October
10:00 am – Brief speeches and interview
10:15 am – photo/video first try for the public

Why: Voters in the upcoming civic election may not realize that they will be making important decisions about fundamental transportation principles in Winnipeg. Universal and accessible design is important to all of us. We are inviting members of the public to start the clock and try navigating Portage and Main. This one-of-a-kind challenge asks the public \see first-hand that not all intersections are created equal. A normal crossing at street level can take less than 20 seconds. Try the chair. See how it compares. The wheelchair will be available for the public to try until October 24th.

About: Winnipeg Trails is an education, advocacy and research organization that focuses on connecting urban trails, placemaking, walkable, bikeable cities and universal design.

August 16th – “Along the Creek” Collaborative Art Project Launch Along the Bunn’s Creek Trail

Sharing a message from Winnipeg Arts Council, City of Winnipeg and our friends in the northeast and the stewards of the Bunn’s Creek Trail:

Join us tomorrow between 6-9 to kick off this  really neat art project that some of the youth from Knowles helped create with the help of Becky Thiessen and the Winnipeg Arts Council as well as the City of Winnipeg.

The exhibit will be displayed between Aug 16th and 29th with the final project being displayed along Bunn’s Creek Trail in September.

Hope to see you!

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Traditional Trails

Traditional Trails Manitoba Métis Ride Sunday August 12. 

Join Adrian Alphonso and Jenna Vandal for a fascinating and invigorating trip through the history of this place we call home.

Starts at 1pm. Admission is free. Recommended for Ages 12+ only (due to pace of ride & subject matter. Route is suitable for any bicycle.

Want to borrow a bike? Use this form to fill our your details. 

RSVP on Facebook is appreciated. 

See the CBC story.

Watch the video and video.

Help promote the event.
Download a Hi Res version of the poster!

 

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

A series of group guided walks exploring hidden places and beautiful instances of nature in our backyard. Come connect with the plants, animals, mushrooms and lichen that share our city.  Join us!

Starts on International Trails Day June 2nd and continues through the summer.

Come learn more, meet new people and practice for a big “BioWalk” (species count) being planned for a truly special International Trails Day in June of 2019.

We are lucky to welcome  experts and keen enthusiasts about urban issues, botany, ecology and more as your guides. But you do not need to be an expert or know much to participate. Come ask questions, interact and get involved.

All events and updates are posted to Facebook. Check in there or get at us on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #WalkOnTheWildSide. All walk should go ahead regardless of weather so dress appropriately. Snacks and drinks provided. All events are FREE.

Big thanks to support from the City of Winnipeg.

Rivers East Trail Committee Members Needed

Contribute to the Vibrancy of Your Community
Trail Committee Members and Chair Needed

The River East Neighbourhood Network – Trail Committee
(RENN-TC) is a sub-committee of the River East Neighbourhood
Network (RENN), a non-profit legally incorporated entity composed of
area residents, schools, and social service providers.

River East Trails and Active Transportation Corridors
include:
 Northeast Pioneers Greenway
 Chief Peguis Greenway
 Bunns Creek
 Kildonan Parkway
 Roch Bike Boulevard

RENN-TC is recognized as the community stakeholder of the trail
network in River East.
RENN-TC’s Mission is:
 To create a healthy, vibrant community, encouraging people of
all abilities to participate in regular physical activity;
 To create a safer community by promoting Active
Transportation (AT) throughout the neighbourhood and beyond.

Interested in volunteering?
Contact: Sigrun
sigrun.bailey[a]gmail.com

Lifestyle Research Program is Recruiting

TMPLR

The Manitoba Personalized Lifestyle Research (TMPLR) Program is looking to recruit 800
Manitobans for a study looking at how genetics, lifestyle and microbiota interact to
influence the development of chronic diseases.

For more information and contact details, please see below.

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TMPLR Mobile Research Unit

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone who is between 30-46 years of age and has lived in Manitoba for at least 5 years.

WHAT DO PARTICIPANTS DO?
Participants come for 2 assessments (2 hours each on 2 consecutive days) at the
Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at the University of Manitoba,
or to TMPLR’s mobile research unit. Remuneration is provided.
Assessments include:
• blood pressure
• body scan to measure lean mass, fat mass and bone density
• blood and urine samples for biomarker analysis
• stool sample for gut microbiome analysis
• DNA sample for genetic analysis
• physical activity test on an exercise bike
• activity monitor for one week to assess day-to-day physical activity & sleep
• questionnaires about current lifestyle and childhood experiences

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING?
The research team will provide participants with their information from the measurements
performed such as the body scan, blood pressure and strength test. Participants will also
be remunerated for their participation in the trial. Finally, we hope the information from
this study will benefit Manitobans in prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic
syndrome, cardiovascular disease and kidney diseases.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US:
TMPLRtrial [AT] umanitoba.ca • t: 204 480.1042 / 204 298.5483
or visit http://TMPLR.ca

Benchmark 2018 – Call For Proposals Now Out!

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Along with our partners at StorefrontMB, we are proud to announce round two of BenchMARK – a unique place-making competition for designers – is underway. Make your mark on Winnipeg. This time, BenchMARK will be adding two new installations along trails in beautiful Transcona. See more info about the locations and full competition guidelines here (PDF).

Huge thanks to both the City of Winnipeg and the Transcona BIZ for making this possible.

May 2nd Launch of Cycling Without Age Program in Manitoba

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and Riverview Health Centre Foundation cordially invite you to join them for the launch of Manitoba’s first chapter of Cycling Without Age (CWA).

Tuesday, May 2nd at 10:30 a.m.

at Riverview Health Centre
One Morley Avenue

First established in Denmark, the CWA program allows individuals with mobility challenges and individuals who are blind or partially sighted to enjoy life on a bike once again. These bikes will continue to support CNIB’s focus to empower Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to lead rich, full lives, and move us toward a more inclusive world.

They will also support Riverview Health Centre to maximize the quality of life opportunities for its residents.

You are invited to not only see the specialized bike in action but to meet the CWA Founder, Ole Kassow, and learn the history of Cycling Without Age.

Bike Winnipeg AGM April 22

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Please join our pedalling partners over at Bike Winnipeg for their Annual General Meeting (AGM) Saturday, April 22nd and learn about their accomplishments over the past year and plans to make cycling in Winnipeg a safer, more enjoyable, accessible and convenient experience in 2017.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be followed by a presentation and panel discussion on the Arlington Bridge project and a proposal for protected bike lanes on Arlington. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. RSVP`s are appreciated so that we can get an estimate on attendance, but are not required.

WhenSaturday April 22nd, 2017
12:30pm – 3:00pm (meeting starts at 1pm)
Where: West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice @ Sherbrook)

See more here.