All-ages fun was had by everyone at our Walk&Wheel Street Party that took place in Rotary Park from noon to 3pm on Sunday, May 29th. Photos & descriptions below:
Maggie Naphtali, representing the GISS Eco Club, quizzed youth about our local transit buses, awarding a free ticket to those who answered correctly, and a tote bag to decorate for all participants. Anna Tokunaga from Be The Change Earth Alliance came to lend a hand!
Simon Rompre (pictured here with event co-coordinator Bob MacKie) brought the Island Pathways membership table and display on his bike trailer, and signed-up a number of new supporters for safer walking and cycling on Salt Spring.
Myna Lee Johnstone represented the SSI Transportation Commission with thought-provoking images about reducing fossil fuel use and promoting good transit service.
And what would a street affair be without hotdogs, thanks to BBQ master Carolyn Hopp (standing with event co-coordinator Robin Jenkinson). Were they ever good? You bet!
Walk&Wheel was a success as I see it with everyone offering something and learning lessons to blend expertise and novice alike,” writes Wendy Webb, Island Pathways Chair, who helped, too.
Big thanks to Natasha Kong and the Salt Spring Exchange for the fabulous posters and for promoting the event, and to the Driftwood News for their “Wheely Great” article. Funding for parts of this event were provided by GoByBikeBC, Be The Change Earth Alliance, Island Pathways’ Cycling Salt Spring, ICBC, the CRD. The awesome Strider Bikes are thanks to grants for the All Kids Bike program, run by Michi Main, from the SSI Lions, the SSI Firefighters Association, Mid-Island Co-op, and ICBC. Thanks all!

Photos and descriptions by Bob MacKie, Robin Jenkinson, and Wendy Webb.