Southern and Central America is home to some of the poorest countries in the world. Organizations have been working in this region of the globe for decades in an attempt to aid with major issues like deforestation, access to clean drinking water and access to education. One Montreal based organization believes that the solution to a lot of these problems is through empowering and educating communities with bicycles.
Cyclo Nord Sud was started in the late 1990′s by activist Claire Morissette and is a non-profit organization that collects bikes in North America and ships them to poor countries in the south. With the goal to empowering communities, increasing mobility and helping to create a sustainable future, the organization has built partnerships with countless communities in more than 10 countries and has shipped over 39 000 bikes to men, women and children alike.
This year they have delved into the art world and are hosting an arts fair in their huge warehouse where they house bikes before they are packed and shipped out to their southern partners. Cyclart will Feature a variety of creations from jewlers, designers, welders, painters and drawers, so whether you are in the market for a purse or a painting, you will have much to chose from.
For more information about Cyclo Nord Sud visit their website
If you are an artist and would like to get involved in the event contact: email@example.com
The Cycle-Bird’s very own Cam Novak will be exposing his latest drawings that are inspired by his time on the road as a bike messenger and his years in the cycling community.
Where: 7235 St- Urbain
When: December 10 2011
What time?: From 11:00am to 7:00pm
We hope to see you there!
-The Cycle-Bird Team