EOATS 2019

Creating Walkable & Bikeable Rural Communities

June 13th, 2019 in Long Sault, ON
Hosted by the Township of South Stormont

Registration Opens March 8th 

 

Join us on Thursday June 13th on the banks of the St Lawrence River for the 2019 Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit (the EOAT Summit) hosted by the  Township of South Stormont.  As the longest running active transportation summit in the province, the EOAT Summit provides a cost effective and carefully curated professional development and networking opportunity for those with an interest in rural active transportation planning, trail development, cyclo-tourism and more.  This year’s theme is focused on how rural communities can create walkable and bikeable communities through innovation, partnerships and planning! 

Previous EOAT Summit attendees can attest to the benefits of attending – if you’re not familiar with the EOAT Summit, learn more here.

Who should attend

  • Municipal staff (Planning; Parks & Recreation; Tourism; Economic Development; Transportation)
  • Elected officials
  • Business owners
  • Community, health and social development professionals
  • Individuals and advocates

Why you should attend

Attendees can expect to hear from and engage with noted professionals and experienced practitioners who have worked in rural communities. Highlights include:

  • Developing and implementing active transportation policies, plans and strategies for rural communities; 
  • Making active transportation everyone’s responsibility;
  • Using trails to create recreation and tourism opportunities;
  • Becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community: steps and benefits;
  • Mitigating risks when it comes to club management and trails development;
  • Networking with local & regional peers to explore issues, address challenges and identify potential solutions;

Stay tuned for the full agenda

Registration details:

When:  Thursday June 13th, 2019 8:30am – 4:00pm

Where: South Stormont Community Hall in Long Sault, ON

Cost:  Under $75 – full price to be confirmed (includes lunch and refreshments)

Where to stay?  Visit Tourism SDG and Cornwall Tourism  for all your accommodation choices

Registration Opens March 8th

 

 

About South Stormont:

Halfway between Kingston and Montreal in the Upper Canada region, the rural township of South Stormont sits along the banks of the St-Lawrence River.  Part of the Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, South Stormont is home of the Lost Villages that were flooded to make way for the International Seaway and the Power Dam project of 1958.  Today, the series of connected hilltops of the Lost Villages through the St. Lawrence River is known as the Long Sault Parkway which is home to beaches, campgrounds, nature trails, and a 15km on-road section of the Great Waterfront Trail.  Recreational cycling opportunities abound in South Stormont with paved off-road sections of the Waterfront Trail that connect at either end of the Long Sault Parkway and extend East to the City of Cornwall and West to the Township of South Dundas.

Bring your bike and explore the Long Sault Parkway – part of the Great Waterfront Trail

 

 

 

The 2019 Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit is brought to you by:

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Partners:

 

 

 



Outdoor Club

Outdoor Club

Public Library

Public Library

Cornwall Community Police Service

Cornwall Community Police Service

Kinsman Club of Cornwall

Kinsman Club of Cornwall

EOHU

EOHU

Transition Cornwall

Transition Cornwall

City of Cornwall

City of Cornwall

Big Catch Communications

Big Catch Communications

The Counties SDG

The Counties SDG

Total Cyclery and Sports

Total Cyclery and Sports

Bike Centric

Bike Centric

Centre de santé

Centre de santé