Trips for Kids Hiring for 2012 Summer Rides Program

on Mar 21 in News

http://tfkvancouver.org/hiring-2012/

TFKV Leaders diggin’ Bobsled… literally!

on Jan 04 in News

This past Monday (August 9th), the TFKV Youth Leaders Club were the first group of volunteers to join the crew from the District of North Van to reshape a Fromme favorite – Bobsled!

This joint project by the NSMBA and the DNV offers an exciting shift in North Shore trail-building; with a smooth and flowy style true to its’ namesake.

Trips For Kids is UBER excited to take part in shaping new trails that are accessible to the beginner/intermediate rider. Props to the NSMBA and the DNV for developing this partnership, and the visioning for more collaboration into the future!

Many thanks especially to Nate, James, and Alex from the DNV for hosting us!

Check out more photos on our Facebook page (and “like” us please!):
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9730339747

Call out for Volunteers – Lead a workshop for our Youth Leadership Club

on Jun 23 in News

Do you have a passion for mountain biking and/or playing in the local forests, mountains, oceans, dirt mounds, concrete bowls, or various other outdoor extreme adventure zones?

Here is THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME to share your experience, skills, and age-old (but not “old” old?) wisdom with an amazing group of teenagers.

The TFK Youth Leadership Club targets youth ages 13-17 with an interest in developing their biking skills, and gaining related training and volunteer experience. The program is centered around developing new skills and building self-esteem in a fun and supportive environment.

Past workshops have included:

  • Intro to downhill riding (with various workshops focusing on skills such as body positioning, cornering, and line choice)
  • Intro to trials
  • Basic Bike Mechanics
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Action photography & photo shoot

We are open to all sorts of new ideas related to biking, outdoor education, and personal development. Please contact us with your ideas to lead a workshop, and/or alternatively volunteer to SUPPORT a workshop. There are many ways to get involved and we’d love to hear from you!

The following dates are scheduled for workshops. If none of these dates works for you, let us know and we can try to make arrangements. Thanks!

  • Tuesday, July 6th (evening)
  • Tuesday, July 13th (evening)
  • Monday, July 19th (evening)
  • Tuesday, July 27th (evening)
  • Tuesday, August 3rd (evening)
  • Monday, August 9th (evening)
  • Saturday & Sunday, August 14-15th (weekend in Whistler)
  • Tuesday, August 17th (evening)
  • Tuesday, August 24th (evening)

Please contact Fleurie – fleurie@tfkvancouver.org for more information on how to get involved!

Have you caught the buzz??

on Jun 16 in News

The Peanut Butter buzzzz…. TFK is raising funds for our summer youth programs, and what better way then by “spreading” the love of a favorite healthy snack! For each donation of $30, TFK supplies a scrumptious jar of 100% natural Woodwards Peanut Butter AND our top secret recipe for TFK kid-friendly PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BARS. Here’s how you get involved:

STEP 1: Click on our profile on http://www.givemeaning.com/project/tfkvancouver/member/103874 and make a donation. 100% of proceed go to TFKV!

STEP 2: Send an email to fleurie@tfkvancouver.org with your contact information.

STEP 3: Collect your jar and enjoy! By the spoonful, in a sandwich, in a savory satay… and feel free to share your original PB-infused recipes as a comment on our blog!

Did someone say PEANUT BUTTER BANANA TIME?!

on Jun 11 in News

YUP. Thanks to the help of our good friends at Nesters Market, TFK is able to present The (Crazy) Peanut Butter Banana Contest at the MEC Bikefest this Saturday! The prize? A HUGE SUPPLY OF PEANUT BUTTER! Yes, we’re serious.

This Saturday, June 12th TFK will be at the MEC Bikefest cooking some yummy veggie burgers from our other bbq sponsor YVES & peanut butter banana sandwiches! We’ll be on Twitter tweeting throughout the day and we want YOU to either: RT our crazy peanut butter tweets OR tweet about your own experience with our delicious peanut butter/banana treats – – TWITPICS are highly encouraged!!

Come by our booth this Saturday, June 12th at the MEC Bikefest at Creekside Park and let us know what you think about the peanut butter banana sandwiches. Just remember to tweet AT @ TripsforkidsVan, mention @ MEC Bikefest and use the #PBBT (Peanut Butter Banana Time) hashtag to grab our attention. You MUST tweet in order to be eligible for the prize. The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday and announced on both our Twitter & Facebook page!

Nesters Market is one of our fantastic sponsors for our Trips for Kids Vancouver BBQ at MEC Bikefest.  Nesters Market, ‘where the local’s shop’, is a great place to find all your healthy grocery needs in Vancouver.  Whether you need to fuel up pre-bike ride with a peanut butter smoothie or cook a great dinner after a hard day on the trails, Nesters can help!  For more information about Nester’s Market and their locations, check them out at http://www.nestersmarket.com/

YVES Veggie Cuisine is supplying our barbeque with delicious veggie burgers.  Don’t worry, YVES isn’t just for vegetarians.  Their burgers are so tasty meat eaters may give up meat forever once they taste them at the TFK barbeque on Saturday.  YVES Veggie Cuisine is conveniently sold at many local grocery stores so you can grab a great snack for your post-bike barbeque.  All the great details can be found at http://www.yvesveggie.ca/

For all important MEC Bikefest Information please click the link below:

http://bit.ly/dwnTF5

Looking forward to seeing you there,

The TFK Team

NOW RECRUITING Summer Events Volunteers!

on May 27 in News

TFKV is going to be “out and about” all summer long, and you should be too! We are participating in a ton of fun community events, and we are looking for volunteer support to make it happen.

There are many different ways to get involved, including (but not limited to):

-Velopalooza “KID-dy Cat Race” on June 6th
: Volunteer to run a check-point station, partner with a kid-participant, or help with the BBQ. Event details at Velopalooza Event Website

-MEC Bike Fest on June 12th & July 25th
: We are seeking volunteer support to plan and run the charity BBQ, and to host our TFKV booth at the event. Event details at MEC Bikefest Website

-Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day on October 2nd: Currently in the planning stages, get on board to make this event better than ever!

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