Volunteering at OVCATA - there's a place for you

<b>Great events are happening all over the Valley as a result of behind-the-scenes efforts by folks like you.</b><br />Great events are happening all over the Valley as a result of behind-the-scenes efforts by folks like you

Volunteers are what make OVCATA work.  If you can spare a full Saturday , an hour on a Friday evening, or perhaps just some time in your home working on some project, OVCATA needs you.  Some positions require interaction with the public, some involve a bit of exercise and movement on your part, and some require a bit of screen time.  But whatever your skillset, whatever your interests, whatever your time budget, there is a place for you.

Here are some current needs and the people to contact if you can help:

ON GOING

Membership Coordination.

We are a growing organization with new members being added all the time, especially with summer coming up.  Our Membership Chair is looking someone to assist in the maintenance  , updating, and  management of our membership database.  This would be of particular interest of someone with experience in working with spreadsheets and data files.  Ideally the person would have access to a computer and internet connection.

Contact Andy Kalnins flatrapids AT gmail.com

Webpage Management

We try to keep our Webpage current, informative and interesting, and our Webmaster would love an enthusiastic partner.  This would be of interest to someone  with Web Page management and writing experience with access to a computer and internet.  This also could be of appeal to someone with enthusiasm willing to learn about this process.

Contact: Ish Theilheimer   ish AT isht.ca

Selling Raffle Tickets

OVCATA is very excited to be having an autumn raffle for a Specialized E-Bike generously donated by Gearheads in Petawawa ( http://www.gearheads.ca/) .  If you as an individual, as a member of an organization, as a business owner, or in some other affiliation would be interested in selling books of tickets for this premier fundraiser of the year it would really help us reach our goals. Contact Ron Moss  rmoss AT nrtco.net

May

Pembroke Connect

Pembroke, Ontario  Friday May 10th and Saturday May 11th

OVCATA will have an information booth set up on the Friday afternoon and all day Saturday to talk to the public about the organization, sign-up new members, and to sell tickets for the OVCATA fundraising draw.  No experience is needed, just a desire to inform the public and to be enthusiastic.

Contact Ron Moss  rmoss AT nrtco.net

June

Krista Johnson Memorial Run

Pembroke Ontario Sunday June 9th

The run organizers are looking for bike riders to assist and sweep runners and walkers in both 10km and 21.1 km events.  The start time is 8:00 a.m. and participation time requirements of riders are flexible but the event could run to noon to ensure that all participants have safely crossed the finish line,

Contact Ron Moss  rmoss AT nrtco.net

Tour de Poutine

Red Pine Bay, Village of Braeside, Township of McNab Braeside.

June 15th

The event organizers are looking for people to help set out and take down the route signs, ride with participants and sweep, and to assist in the interactions at the OVCTA Booth.  The event will be starting at 9:00 a.m. and run until about noon.

Contact Andy Kalnins flatrapids AT gmail.com

July

Tour de Whitewater

Saturday July 6th, Westmeath

The event organizers are looking for people to help set out and take down the route signs, ride with participants and sweep, and to assist in the interactions at the OVCTA Booth.  The event will be starting at 9:00 a.m. and run until about noon.

Contact Ron Moss  rmoss AT nrtco.net

August

Tour de Bonnechere, Eganville

Saturday, August 17th

The event organizers are looking for people to help set out and take down the route signs, ride with participants and sweep, and to assist in the interactions at the OVCTA Booth.  The event will be starting at 9:00 a.m. and run until about noon.

Contact Ron Moss  rmoss AT nrtco.net

Year: [All] | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016

December 2019

Active Transportation is growing in the Ottawa Valley
EGANVILLE: Active Transportation is alive and very well in the Ottawa Valley was the message that came through loud and clear at the annual meeting...

October 2019

OVCATA launches municipal outreach campaign

August 2019

OVCATA salutes Tour de Whitewater success, setting records for participation, activity

June 2019

The Ottawa Valley is a cycling paradise

April 2019

Renfrew County Council to lead on Active Transportation Month activities in June
Gearheads donates elite E-bike for OVCATA raffle
Volunteering at OVCATA - there's a place for you
Highway 17 rumble strips could have fatal consequences - OVCATA
2018 a big year for Active Transportation in Ottawa Valley

October 2018

OVCATA meets with Ontario's new transportation minister - our own MPP John Yakabuski

June 2018

OVCATA promotes active transportation for seniors with provincial support

March 2018

Join OVCATA - Win A Bike

December 2017

Local cycle routes win big with December provincial funding!
Education is key to bike collision prevention - OPP Sergeant

October 2017

OPP to share bike collision stats at Renfrew OVCATA meeting
OVCATA Co-chair's report for 2017 - a lot accomplished in Year 1

June 2017

New provincial cycling funding could be used in Renfrew County - OVCATA

May 2017

Help Sprocketman fly! Online cycling advocacy music video

April 2017

RIDE OF SILENCE 2017
OVCATA thanks Renfrew County Council and asks for more commitment.
Voyageur Discovery Route Funding a big step toward trans-Canada cycle route.
Community Rides in communities across Renfrew County this spring
Silver Chain Challenge relaunches in June, 2017
Adopt a Road

December 2016

New hardened shoulders in Renfrew County in 2016
The Algonquin Trail - tell municipal councillors you support it
OVCATA's vision for cycling in Ontario

November 2016

Share the Road Cycling Coalition wants to hear from you
MTO Public Consultation on Cycling Program

September 2016

Véloroute Voyageur / Voyageur Cycling Route would connect Northeastern Ontario
Alliance responds to Minister Del Duca, presses for public education
Petition for cyclists and hikers in national parks
Partial lane for cyclists on Hwy 17 west of Petawawa