Pedal Play comes to life annually through the behind the scenes efforts of the following team
Barbara Wagner -Sponsorship
As an avid cyclist, Barbara is determined to make Kanata a safe community where everyone can enjoy the benefits of living in a pro-cycling environment. For years, she has raised money for different causes. Now Barbara wants to focus on raising funds for Pedal Play which she strongly believes will make Kanata a safer and greener community by getting more people to cycle to work, school, and just for fun!
Ilonka Josza – Prize coordinator
Joanne Maheral – School coordinator
Joanne is a stay-at-home mom. She volunteers with Girls Guides of Canada and other volunteer organizations. She is all about ways we can provide alternative solutions to protect our environment. She will be working the schools in the area promoting safe cycling.
Julie Gourley – Project Manager
Julie is the coordinator for EnviroCentre’s Sustain Kanata North project. She is working with volunteers on various projects to improve home energy conservation, promote cycling, and increase access to locally-grown, fresh, affordable food. She lives in Beaverbrook.
Karrie Turner – Admin & Community Liaison
Since 2012, Karrie has worked as an assistant to City Councillor, Marianne Wilkinson and got involved with Pedal Play through volunteering with the Councillor’s Transportation Action Committee Kanata North (TACK). Prior to 2012 she worked in a variety of roles in the computer software industry. The TACK committee works on many cycling related projects, including a cycling map of Kanata North where the routes are coloured by experience levels.
Monna McElveny – Project Manager
Monna-Leigh McElveny comes to us as a career safety professional with National Defence, where she was the Command Safety Officer for Chief Maritime Staff. Now, happily retired, she spends her winters on the slopes of Mont Ste Anne as a ski instructor. In the off season, she teaches CANBIKE 2, and is rather passionate about increasing education for cyclists and motorists alike, with regard to bike safety awareness and competencies to better enable effective and safer sharing of the road. Monna has been recognized with the 2014 Bruce Timmermans Award, for her work promoting safe cycling in the community and in particular with the Kanata Nepean Bicycle Club.
Natasha D’Souza – Website and Social Media
Natasha likes to connect the dots and find solutions to problems. She also believes that you can make a change and if you can see the solution then you should do something about it. She is passionate about bringing change to her community through Pedal Play. She will be
- focusing on engaging with other communities so that they too can have Pedal Play events
- bringing stories to the community via interviews with people doing interested things related to cycling
- working behind the scenes to make this event a success