Olympic rower and keen cyclist Adam Kreek leads a celebration of World Health Day with a bicycle ride down Shelbourne Street. Saanich was one of six Canadian cities taking part, with 1,000 others worldwide, in raising awareness of healthy urban living. The Shelbourne corridor was car-free during the festivities. Photograph by: Adrian Lam, Times Colonist Saanich celebrates World Health Day, Car-free family bike ride part of the fun
The Shelbourne corridor was car-free for part of Sunday’s World Health Day festivities. Saanich was one of six Canadian cities taking part, with 1,000 other cities worldwide, in raising awareness of healthy urban living. Among those taking part was Olympic rower and keen cyclist Adam Kreek.
The event ran from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shelbourne and Cedar Hill Road. The ride down Shelbourne departed Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Apart from the car-free bike ride, the event included a bike rodeo for kids, awards for school involvement, merchant specials and prizes, family games and environmental displays.