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    • GETI Fest - Sept 25
    • Rivers Day - Sept 27
    • Bike to Work and School Week - Sept 28 - Oct 4 
    • Lougheed Corridor Plan
    • The City's new climate plan coming soon


With summer poised to flip over to fall, there are some terrific climate- and Covid-friendly events to help us welcome the change in seasons.

GETI Fest – Sept 25   

GETI Fest 2020 is a community festival with a focus on food security, local economy, the environment, social collaboration, transportation, housing, health and wellbeing, and more.

The festival is going online to celebrate its 10th anniversary, showcasing organizations, businesses and individuals that are involved in making our community a better place to live, work, and play. 

Register for the live kick-off event at Memorial Peace Park, Sept. 25, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Then explore GETI Fest online at

Rivers Day – Sept 27

This annual event celebrating our beautiful natural environment will look a little different this year. It features self-managed cleanup crews at select spots along the Alouette, with social distancing and social media sharing along the way.

For details visit the Rivers Day poster on the Alouette River Management Society website.

Bike to Work and School Week – Sept 28 - Oct 4   

Since 2007, Bike to Work Week has motivated 130,000 participants throughout Metro Vancouver to cycle their daily commute. All it takes is logging your daily bike trip for a chance to win amazing prizes, and to help support cycling in Metro Vancouver.

This fall’s Bike to Work Week is a hybrid of physical and online “activations” including:

  • Webinars, online classes, livestream Q&As
  • Lots of great prizes, including a cycling trip for 2 to Portugal and incentives to go by bike this fall 

This year the definition of "teams" has been extended to include households, families and friends.

Logged trips help us work with local leaders to improve cycling conditions. So let’s get out there and log those trips! 

Register today at

p.s. – Bike to School Week is happening at the same time. Register to be eligible for prizes. Participation is free. Health benefits guaranteed 😊  


Do you want to change the world but don't have a lot of time because of [insert Covid/school/work/life here]?

Here are a couple of great opportunities to set a new course for our city without leaving your own snug digs. 

Lougheed corridor plan

The Lougheed Corridor Plan is in the final stages before being approved by Council. There’s still time to provide your feedback by reviewing the draft plan and taking the survey.

This is a great opportunity to let Council know how important it is to prioritize transit, cycling and walking as we build our city today for the population and needs of the future.

The City’s new climate plan coming soon   

Word has it the new draft Energy and Emissions Report will be presented to Council on Sept. 29.

We won't know until later this week whether it will be presented at 11:00 a.m. at the Committee of the Whole or 7:00 p.m. at the regular Council Meeting. 

In either case you can watch – and cheer – the livestreamed Council meeting at the start time, or the recording in case you miss it, on the city’s Council meeting streaming site

Once you've heard the report, be sure to let Council know whether you think the new plan is ambitious enough to achieve net zero emissions across the city by 2050. 

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