Youth en Route delivers adaptive trikes to special classes in CBE High Schools

Youth en Route delivers adaptive trikes to special classes in CBE High Schools

Everyone can ride a bike. Youth en Route empowers students to gain the confidence and skills they need to use a bike as transportation, no matter their abilities. We’ve been working to deliver adaptive tricycles to six Calgary Board of Education High Schools. To date, we’ve delivered nine new trikes, three loaned ones, and two…

Bike Shed Seniors deliver 200 bikes to schools and kids across the city
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Bike Shed Seniors deliver 200 bikes to schools and kids across the city

Very often, non-profit organizations find success because of unlikely partnerships. Youth en Route’s work with the Great Forest Lawn Senior’s Center is one of those special alliances. Together, we are celebrating a huge milestone this month– delivering our 200th bike. Merv Graham, who organizes the crew, called the Bike Shed, reached out to Youth en…

Youth en Route receives $50,000 in funding from Alberta Ecotrust

Youth en Route receives $50,000 in funding from Alberta Ecotrust

We are thrilled to announce that Youth en Route’s High School programs will have funding this year by Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s Climate Innovation Grant Program. We’ve seen the impact we can have when students have basic tools to get to school on their own power. A secure lock, or a safe location to put their…

Youth en Route presents to Infrastructure committee at Calgary City Council
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Youth en Route presents to Infrastructure committee at Calgary City Council

On Thursday, the infrastructure committee of Calgary City Council considered an administration request to expand the Safe and Active Routes to School program. Youth en Route’s founder Laura Shutiak attended to present in support of the program. Her short presentation shared some of the data we’ve collected from Calgary High Schools about bike ownership and…

High school leaders ride to share bike know-how
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High school leaders ride to share bike know-how

A Leadership Class at Bishop O’Byrne High School has spent six Wednesday’s sharing what they know about bike riding with students at partner elementary schools. But some of the best learning happened on the bike rides from BOB, in SW Calgary, to schools in nearby communities. On the day before the first visit to the…