*Saturday Sept.8* Ciclovia is kicking off with something new and exciting this year:* *a* * glow-in-the-dark-decorate-it-yourself-bike-parade!!! The festival has ordered approximately a bazillion free glo sticks (just in case your personal stash of blinky lights and phosphorescent body paint ran out). Bike decorating starts in local parks at 5:30 (for those who really need the time to carefully adjust the position of each glo-stick). You can start at one of six parks located in various corners of the city:
- Omand Park - St. John’s Park - Lagimodiere Gaboury Park - Lyndale Dr Park - Riverview Community Centre - Memorial Park
Group rides head out for downtown at about 7:30. Join the thousands of people who will have showed up for the Lights on Broadway extravaganza on foot (...suckers) and make them jealous of your bling-ky ride.
*Volunteer on Saturday?* If you are able to show up an hour early and have basic mechanical skills *or* enjoy leading group rides *or* are simply a master of the glo-in-the-dark arts willing to help decorate, we could really use ya. Please contact Stephanie firstname.lastname@example.org.
----- *Sunday Sept.9* Not a member of the raver generation? Strobe lights give you headaches? That's OK. There's something for you too. The main draw - Ciclovia itself where the long stretches of streets are yours for the taking - starts the next day.
*Volunteer on Sunday?* A few more volunteer marshalls are needed to help us close down parts of Broadway, Mostyn, Wolseley, Wellington and Balmoral to cars and open it to people for the day. Hang out. Watch people. Harvest the appreciation. If you are interested, please contact Stephaniestephanie@downtownwinnipegbiz.com.
*Free Stuff for All Volunteers:* Besides all the smiles and laughter you will indubitably induce, there's some free wine up from the winetasting folks up for grabs and some other great schwag.
Shift details and other info attached and below.
Please forward as you see fit.
Regards, Anders Swanson volunteer steering committee member, Ciclovia 2012
P.S. Here's some inspiration:
P.P.S. If you want to decorate your stroller, skateboard, wheelchair, why not? Work your magic:
P.P.P.S. Also I heard that Harlequin is playing, not sure what they sound like, but they look awesome:
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Stephanie Voyce email@example.com Date: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 9:55 PM Subject: Ciclovia help requested
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The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is looking for your help to make Ciclovia 2012 a success. We're looking for cycling related in-kind donations, volunteers and participants. ****
In particular, we need volunteers to help with route signage placement, marshalling and group rides. As appreciation, these key Ciclovia volunteers will receive special gift packages ($25 value per each time you can assist us). You will also receive food and wine tickets to use at Manyfest. ****
Anyone available to help with placing promotional signs this Thursday, Aug 30 at 6pm (starting from Memorial Park), please let me know! ****
We also really need donations of bike lights, prizes and used helmets. Please read the attached letter to find out more!****
Also, please direct family, friends and colleagues who may not wish to help with cycling related tasks but would like to volunteer in another capacity to our volunteer hub: www.manyfest.volunteerhub.com. For Ciclovia, we still especially need block captains, site decorators and take-down crews. ****
For other details on Ciclovia, please visit www.manyfest.ca****
*Stephanie Voyce* Project Manager,* *Image & Transportation *Downtown **Winnipeg BIZ *204.958.4621 office 204.958.4630 fax Visit our website at www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com!