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Sauce Weekly: Aug 18

Sauce Weekly: Aug 18

Many saucy pieces of news this week:

1- Sauce’s Annual General Meeting Debrief
2- Core Services Review Town Hall: Sun Sept 11, 2:30-4:30
3- Bike Build Fridays: Fri Aug 18, 6pm
4- Call for Members: Coffee Bar Design and Construction Team
5- Bicycle Friendly Business Awards: September!
6- New Partnership: the Recycler and Sauce

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1- Sauce’s Annual General Meeting Debrief

On Wednesday, August 10, BikeSauce held its very first Annual General Meeting. And what a wonderful meeting it was! Over 25 volunteers and members came together to discuss all things Sauce.

The Board reports and all the ratified official documents can now be found on our website, on the Official Documents page.
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2- Core Services Review Town Hall: Sun Sept 11, 2:30-4:30

Councillors Paula Fletcher (Ward 30) and Mary Fragedakis (Ward 29) invite you to a Town Hall meeting to discuss the City’s budget and the proposed cuts to services and programs.

Date: Sunday, September 11th
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue @ Chester Subway

Round #1 of the deliberations concluded with a marathon Executive Committee meeting that attracted 300+ people. Residents of all ages, homeowners and renters, students and business owners, artists and senior citizens, from one end of the City to the other came to speak out about preserving our great City.

98% of them spoke passionately against closing libraries, privatizing our long term care centres and municipal run childcare centres, closing Riverdale Farm, and eliminating our award-winning environmental and heritage preservation programs.

A wide selection of services currently being delivered by the City are at risk of being cut or reduced and your views are important. Come and have your say!
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3- Bike Build Fridays: Fri Aug 18, 6pm

Toby’s long sought after dream of having bike build Fridays is coming true (with short notice for this week!).

Now that BikeSauce is blessed enough to have folks coming out in droves on Sundays to run the shop, he’ll be watching the shop on Fridays for our own bike builds! Woot! Building Bikes!

He’ll be showing up for 6pm (note the slightly later time) to open the shop for building bike for sale (please only come if you’re coming to volunteer to do builds please!) and he’ll be there until ~11 or when folks seem to run out of steam.

This will be a weekly thing, keeping to about the same time frame.

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4- Call for Members: Coffee Bar Design and Construction Team

BikeSauce’s coveted Coffee Bar Design and Construction Team is seeking more members!

We’re planning on building a wonderful new coffee bar sometime in November or December. The coffee bar will be, without a doubt, amazing. Communities members will come in, drink coffee, hang out, read some library materials, and meet new friends. It will certainly help transform BikeSauce in to an even bigger and better community hub.

At this point, we need members to help design, plan, and work out all the nitty-gritties.

If you are interested in joining us, send us an email at michelle.stamour(at)gmail(dot)com, or info(at)bikesauce(dot)org.
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5- Bicycle Friendly Business Awards: September!

The Bicycle Friendly Business Awards celebrates cycling in Toronto by promoting and celebrating businesses that love bikes!!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Bicycle Friendly business awards. The last day to submit a nomination form is September 12.

This year awards will be handed out at the Toronto Bike Awards taking place at the Gladstone Hotel on September 26.

Maybe people should nominate BikeSauce? (wink, wink. Nudge, nudge…)
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6- New Partnership: the Recycler and Sauce

BikeSauce has formed a brand new partnership! Sauce is now giving away all our old tubes and tires to an Ontario-based artist, the Recycler, who picks them all up and turns them into some functional furniture and art!!! Pretty awesome, right?

So this is a reminder that we should be throwing our busted tubes and (not-cracked, not-too-weathered) tires in the proper disposal bins in the repair shop. This means in the big buckets labeled TUBES and TIRES, and not in the trash (yes, it is simply just that easy).

And just imagine: in a few week’s time, your punctured old tube could be out there somewhere being useful with someone resting their tush on it, instead of strangling some poor innocent seagull who was just trying to eat dinner out of the landfill … (sorry for the horrible imagery. but its true and might help you to remember to dispose of your tubes and tires properly; not saying that you aren’t already, but you know…. just in case…).

Thanks for saving those tubes and tires from going into a landfill!

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