CBN To Focus on TVBS and Rides in 2015

CBN would like to inform you of, effective immediately, the closing of our 761 Queen St. W. location. With the impending renovation of our former space, CBN has decided to focus on our events and rides in the short term to better fulfill our mission to promote cycling in the community.

We will still be putting on and sponsoring a variety of rides and events including the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show, Bike tours with Heritage Toronto and others.

We would like to thank all of our members, patrons and the community for their support throughout our almost 20 years at this location and we look forward to many more years serving the community. “It’s definitely the end of an era,” says CBN Daily Duty Manager, Jerry Lee Miller.

All inquiries should be emailed to info@communitybicyclenetwork.org.

For members looking for repairs and DIY facilities we would direct you temporarily to a number of other not-for-profit bike shops (Bike Chain, Bike Sauce, Bike Pirates) or other bicycle shops in the neighbourhood.

We will be launching further activities as the season progresses so please continue to check our website for details.

Thank you for all of your support.

CBN.

Posted in Media, Organization

CBN Looking for Female Board Members & Volunteers

The Community Bicycle Network is currently seeking several new Female Board Members to assist us in our current season. With the impending renovation of our former space, CBN has decided to focus on our events and rides in the short term to better fulfill our mission to promote cycling in the community.

We are still be putting on and sponsoring a variety of rides and events including the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show, Bike Tours with Heritage Toronto and others.

This is an opportunity to make an important contribution to one of Toronto’s most dynamic grassroots organizations.

Specifically, we are looking for stylish and retro individuals with expertise in social media and event planning to help us with our Vintage Bicycle Show.

These positions are for working board members, meaning there will be hands-on responsibilities. Candidates must be interested in our mandate & mission, can participate in governance & planning roles and also take on operational tasks as needed.

But if you just want to volunteer and help out, we could use you too!!

Requirements
* Ability to maintain a voluntary position

* 2-year commitment (approximately 10-15 hrs/month)

* Must be able to attend monthly meetings in Toronto (usually the 1st Monday of each month.)
* Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines


CBN is an equal opportunity work environment, and we welcome diversity. If you are interested, please send your CV, along with a brief letter of interest to info@communitybicyclenetwork.org.

Posted in Organization

CBN Supports Turn Around Couriers

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TurnAround Couriers is a fast growing Same Day courier business in Toronto and the GTA which is primarily focussed on providing fast delivery and excellent customer service. We are one of the largest bicycle courier firms in Toronto and are unique because of our unique social mission. We also offer car and van service across the GTA.

TurnAround Couriers has been in business for 13 years and has the privilege to work for many prestigious clients, notably RBC Financial Group, BMO Bank of Montreal, PwC and several large Bay Street law firms, all of which demand high levels of service, but also share the community values typified by TurnAround Couriers. Many of our clients are set out on our website at: http://www.turnaroundcouriers.com/clients.

TurnAround Couriers is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping at-risk youth in the GTA overcome social and economic obstacles by providing them with the chance they need to get ahead. In addition to exclusively hiring at-risk youth as its bicycle and walker couriers, TurnAround Couriers also partners with George Brown College to encourage its couriers continue their studies while they work. This mission is provided free of charge to the couriers. We feel that this markedly increases the social impact that we have as a company in Toronto.

Posted in Organization, Partners