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Sauce Weekly: July 6

Sauce Weekly: July 6

Sauce Volunteers at MEC BikeFest

Behold! The first July edition of Sauce Weekly!

1. SoDa Bikes: Ward 30 Advocacy Meeting: Tonight, July 6, 7pm
2. July Volunteer Meeting: Wed July 14, 7pm
3. Bike-In Movie Night– The Mighty Boosh: Thurs, July 8, 9pm
4. Music Night @ ‘Sauce: Sat July 10, 9pm
5. Social Hub Overhaul: Volunteers NEEDED!
6. Bike Box Progress
7. MEC BikeFest Report: Great Time Had by All!!!

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1. SoDa Bikes: Ward 30 Advocacy Meeting: Tonight, July 6, 7pm

Want to make the streets of Ward 30 and the City a better place to bike? Have ideas of improvements to cycling infrastructure that you’d like to see implemented?

Then join the meeting on July 6! SET BUG (South East Toronto Bicycle User Group) and SoDa Bikes: Ward 30 (South of Danforth) will be holding their monthly advocacy meeting at BikeSauce.

Tuesday, July 6
7pm
BikeSauce Lounge (717 Queen E)

Draft Agenda:
– appointment of minute taking
– inter-ward communication
– reconstruction on Leslie
– meeting prep for Councillor Fletcher
– joining ward 30 page on bikeunion.to & posting minutes there
– bike events in city

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2. July Volunteer Meeting: Wed July 14, 7pm

Looking to get more involved in ‘Sauce? Already involved but want a new task? Made progress on some ‘Sauce work that you want to report to everyone? Then come to the July Volunteer Meeting!!!

Wednesday, July 14
7pm
‘Sauce (717 Queen E)

We now have a new Volunteer Coordinator (hello Joe!!!), so next Wednesday will be a not-to-miss, productive and awesome meeting!

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3. Bike-In Movie Night– The Mighty Boosh: Thurs, July 8, 9pm

Looks like the Thursday Night Bike-In Movie Nights are becoming quite the tradition! This Thursday, after the shop closes, we will be watching The Mighty Boosh in the driveway at the shop. Bring yer bike and some popcorn.

Thursday, July 8

9pm

‘Sauce (717 Queen E)

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4. Music Night @ ‘Sauce: Sat July 10, 9pm

A new way to use the ‘Sauce Social Hub! A music night at the space, with fun folk and improvisation!

Lineup is as follows:
Ah! La Lettre (folk)
Cory Latkovich and Melody McKiver (string duo, structured improvisations)
Vanessa Hanson (folk)
Group improvisation free for all

Saturday, July 10
Doors at 9pm
‘Sauce (717 Queen E)
Admission is Pay-What-You-Can and BYOB

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5. Social Hub Overhaul: Volunteers NEEDED!

There’s quite a few improvements to the space afoot… So here is your chance to lend a hand, get a say in the changes, and basically make a big deal out of it and have another party!!!

Here is a few things that we need help with:

-Large Cargo Moving Workshop (aka helping us move couches, using your bike!!!)
-Choosing New Bistro Tables
-Stocking the Library (suggest books/magazines, hunt down donations, participate in book-buying frenzy)
-Helping Set-Up Internet (set-up networks and usage caps)
Electrical Stuff (putting in new light fixtures and outlets)
Planters (building them, donating plants, buying/transporting plants)
Party (help organize a huge hoopla to ring in the new space!)

If you want to help with any of the above, please give a shout to Michelle (michelle.stamour@gmail.com) or Anibal (caffenated@gmail.com).
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6. Bike Box Progress

On June 22nd, Toronto and East York Community Council voted unanimously to a report authorizing right turn on red prohibitions at four intersections in order to install bike boxes:

  • College Street and Spadina Avenue;
  • College Street and St. George/Beverley Street;
  • Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue;
  • Harbord Street/Hoskin Avenue and St. George Street;

What are Bike Boxes???
“Bike Boxes are pavement markings that designate a space for cyclists to wait in front of motorized vehicles at a red light, and to proceed first when the light turns green. When the traffic signal is red, cyclists enter the bike box through a bicycle lane, and motorists stop at a regular stop bar behind the designated area for cyclists. The purpose of bike boxes is to improve cycling conditions by reducing conflicts between cyclists and motorists turning right at intersections.” (Staff Report)

To find out more information on this proposal, read the staff report here.

Final approval is required by City Council on July 6-7. If approved by City Council, the City will be installing the bike boxes this summer.

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7. MEC BikeFest Report: Great Time had by All!!!

On Saturday, July 3, BikeSauce closed up shop and headed to Liberty Village for the MEC BikeFest.

It was a fabulous day! We did tune-ups and repairs for about 100 bikes, met a bunch of new friends, and helped to spread the ‘Sauce word! Thanks again to all the wonderful volunteers that day!!! And thanks to MEC for hosting such an awesome event!

Check out some pictures of the day here. We’re already looking forward to BikeFest 2011…

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