Archive for December, 2011
A reminder that we will gather in our park this Sunday, the 18th, at 4:30 pm for a winter solstice celebration. Bring a mug, as warm apple cider will be provided, and a lantern if you have one (I’ll try to remember the matches).
We’re looking forward to a relaxed visit with our friends and neighbours.
Posted on behalf on Michael Pomery
This is Yellow Bike’s 12th year, and a coming of age. We have served thousands of people from dozens of countries, of all backgrounds and needs. Hundreds of kids bikes have been collected, fixed and redistributed for free. Tonnes of metal and rubber have been kept from the land fills. In the past we have worked with organizations like the Salvation Army, The YMCA, Kinston Community Health Unit, the Rotary Club, KEY’s, Queen’s University and just recently the Beth Isreal Synagogue. The community has demonstrated a distinct demand for the space and facility not only to recycle and acquire inexpensive bikes, parts and service, but to learn and teach the basics of bike maintenance and repair.
During this winter season, we are in the process of incorporating, appointing a new board of directors, and doing the books. The City of Kingston is developing an updated leasing policy for its public buildings, a process in which we have been involved. On the behalf of everyone who has had, and will have a hand in the effort that it takes to make Yellow Bike Action sustainable, I would like to extend an invitation to the greater Kingston and specifically the North of Princess/ Fruit Belt/Skeleton Park communities to participate in the redevelopment and growth of your community bike shop. The potential far excedes the capacity of any one small group to fufill.
You can contact YBA at firstname.lastname@example.org