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"To The Tar Sands" Bike Tour - Calgary Bike-along

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Join 20 cyclists completing the Sierra Youth Coalition's "To the Tar Sands" bike tour as they cycle in to Calgary on August 23rd. The trip begins in Waterton-Glacier National Park on August 15th and culminates three weeks later in Fort MacKay. The group of cyclists composed of individuals from across Canada, will cycle from Waterton National Park north across Alberta to Fort MacKay where the cyclists will see for themselves the Alberta tar sands, the biggest mega-industrial project in the world. The cyclists plan to engage the various stakeholders affected by the development across the province in an open dialogue, while collecting stories and images from the tar sands. Along the way, the will be joined by local supporters in Critical Mass bike rallies and other events. Meet up with the group in the parking lot at North Glenmore Park at 3:00pm and join them as they cycle through the city to Community Natural Foods downtown store for a media event and some refreshments courtesy of Community Natural Foods. At 3:00pm, the cyclists are inviting Calgary supporters to meet up at North Glenmore Park, shown on the map below, 7305 24th St. SW. Some of the supporters include:

Everyone is welcome. An evening documentary screening/panel discussion event following the bike tour is TBA.If you are interested in supporting the tour with a donation, for more information about the route, and the biographies of the outstanding young people completing the tour, please visit: http://www.tothetarsands.ca/. The youth-led trip is an initiative of the Sierra Youth Coalition. The Sierra Youth Coalition is a Canadian organization run by youth for youth, serving as the youth arm of the Sierra Club of Canada. More information can be found at http://www.syc-cjs.org/. For more information about the bike-along, contact Teale Phelps Bondaroff at 283-0694 or phepps [at] hotmail [dot] com

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