On October 13th, the Bike Host 2016 Closing Ceremonies were held at the Children’s Peace Theatre. Bike Host is a free cycling mentorship program for Convention refugees and permanent residents, created by CultureLink Settlement and Community Services. In 2016, the program was offered in partnership with the South Riverdale Community Health Centre and TCAT’s Scarborough Cycles Bike Hubs at AccessPoint on Danforth and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre.
This is the first time Bike Host has been offered in Scarborough and the response exceeded expectations with over 50 participants and more than 20 mentors. The night featured food, live music, and celebrated the achievements of the participants.