Bike To Work Week begins

It's Bike to Work Week. Did you know that in Kelowna we are giving away 5 bikes this week as one of the many prizes and incentives for folks to get on their bikes and head to work/school?

If you're interested in getting more information for Bike to Work Week or you want to be registered to potentially win one of their prizes start by going to www.smartTRIPS.ca/events

Here is a video from the Bike to Work Week kick off event that was held yesterday outside the RCA. A number of city councilors and Mayor Walter Gray also joined in the festivities as attendees enjoyed a free breakfast and bike tune up from various sponsors.


If you're interested in attending some of the other celebration stations this week here is the list of stations:


6:45 to 9 am

Grace Baptist Church, Glenmore – 1150 Glenmore Dr.


6:45 to 9 am

Westbank Hub Centre (outside Subway) – Highway 97 & Butt Rd.


6:45 to 9 am

Roxby Centennial Park, Rutland – 250 Highway 33 West


3:15 to 5:45 pm

Original Joe’s on Pandosy – 2728 Pandosy St.

On another slightly related topic, I was out at Chief Tomat Elementary School yesterday and we were recording a song called "Sollution for Pollution" that the students in the class wrote last month. I found the timing a bit uncanny, so I wanted to share one of the verses that they wrote for the song:

About smartTRIPS:

smartTRIPS is the Central Okanagan’s new active transportation education program. The goal is to encourage all Central Okanagan residents to be healthy and active by reducing drive-alone trips. By biking, walking, riding transit, carpooling and other smart transportation options, we benefit the community through better health, cleaner air and a healthier environment. Together we can improve the quality of life for everyone in the Central Okanagan.

smartTRIPS is a regional partnership between the City of Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan and District of West Kelowna.

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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