Annual General Meeting 2019

Our AGM is coming up on September 28th. Here is everything you need to know. Thanks for being part of the Vélo Canada Bikes family and for your interest in the work we do.

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Who: Everyone is welcome to attend! Note: only members can vote. We appreciate every single member. To check your membership status, contact us at [email protected]

RSVPs appreciated: please email [email protected] to let us know. If you are representing a membership organization, let us know!

What to expect: Join us for a special guest presentation by Tony Arnold (Sydney, AUS) stay for the formalities and meet new people! Agenda is below.
AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Special Guest (Tony Arnold)
3. Report from the Chair
4. Financial Report
5. Nominations
6. 2-minute updates from across Canada
7. Election Results
8. AGM Adjournment

You can review the minutes from the 2018 Vélo Canada Bikes Annual General Meeting.

Where:
On a computer? Use this Zoom Meeting link to join the meeting.
https://zoom.us/j/825075573

On a phone?

Dial by your location
        +1 647 558 0588 Canada
        +61 8 7150 1149 Australia
        +61 2 8015 6011 Australia
        +31 20 794 0854 Netherlands
        +31 20 241 0288 Netherlands
        +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 825 075 573
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/anMzXCAoG

Other information: We accept nominations to the Board of Directors from the floor and in advance. If you are interested in nominating someone or joining the board, contact [email protected] for more information. Nominees expressing interest in joining the board prior to the AGM will be updated here, so check back often! You must be in “virtual” attendence to vote or stand as a nominee.

Canadidates for 2019-2021 Vélo Canada Bikes Board

Kathy Manners – ON Social Innovation consultant and owner, Pedal People

Kathy is a results-oriented, values-based community leader and entrepreneur with a passion for innovation. She has worked in both the private sector at 3M Canada and public sector with the Ontario Public Service, along with contributing extensively in the non-profit environment.

Kathy has extensive experience in Strategic Planning, Organizational Development and Marketing/Communications and is one of a handful of Canadians who have completed graduate work in social innovation. 

Kathy was the chair of the board of the The Sharing Place Food Bank, Community impact chair and board member for the United Way, chair of the Patient Advisory Council for Soldiers Memorial Hospital and board member for two international boards that support social impact in Guatemala and Burma, in addition to other volunteer experiences. 

In 2018, Kathy and her cycling pals rode for 82 days and 4802kms from Victoria BC to St. John’s NFLD to experience all that is Canadian. When she returned, she created Pedal People, an urban cycling fashion line with the vision to bring beauty to the bike.

Doug Hoover – ON Criminal Lawyer, Federal Department of Justice

Doug is a practicing lawyer and started his career working as a legislative assistant for Ged Baldwin, a federal member of parliament from 1979 to 1983. Doug then became the Director of Government Affairs for Sulpetro Limited and then the Special Assistant, Hon Tom Siddon, Minister of Indian Affairs. In 1993, he opened his own law practice in Ottawa and focused on criminal and human rights law. Prior to 2000, Doug was also a political volunteer and worked with the Rt Hon Joe Clark (1985 – 1990); the Hon Harvie Andre (1988); and the Indian Association of Alberta (1989-1992).

Since 2000, Doug has been the Counsel to the Attorney General of Canada, in the Department of Justice, Criminal Law Policy Section. In this role he has developed complex policy and legislative options for federal senior Ministers to adopt and present to Cabinet and Parliament. This experience has given Doug unique capabilities to identify how best to develop, present and market policy options that would achieve improvements in the lives, not only of cyclists, but of every Canadian.

Doug is also the president of Justbike/Justebike (2008-present) and has been a year-round commuter cyclist and competitive cyclist for the past 40 years.

Sam Starr – BC Engineer, Cargo Bike & Cycling Logistics Consultant

Sam is the founder of Critical-Mobility, a Vancouver-based business with a mission to advance the use of cargo bikes and cycling logistics systems across North America. A recent graduate of the Master of Engineering Leadership program in Urban Systems at the University of British Columbia, Sam is passionate about sustainable cities and mobility solutions. Sam holds two other degrees, in electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sam spent 12 years designing, engineering, and implementing solutions in the supply chain and logistics industry, with companies from FedEx to U.S. Pack, to global 3PLs, integrators, and service logistics providers. He has focused on global logistics as well as final mile delivery, and understands supply chain needs, including in the service industry.

Based in Vancouver BC, with a personal passion for cycling, Sam’s work experiences, interests, and passion have led him to pivot into accelerating the adoption of e-bikes, cargo bikes and cycling logistics. Sam feels that cycle logistics is the solution to urban freight issues in cities and that we need to align policy makers and planners to make this vision a reality.

Board Members Seeking Another Term

Darnel Harris ON
Dea Van Lierop QC / Netherlands
Kimberley Nelson AB
Fiona Walsh BC
Tegan Moss ON
Richard Campbell BC

To learn more about existing members, visit Board of Directors.

We hope to see you there!