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Madam Prez Says

Danelle Laidlaw


I hope that most of you had a chance to attend the Touring Seminar recently hosted by the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition and the Vancouver Bicycle Club. It was a good event - well organized and well attended.

The venue for the seminar was the Vancouver Racquets Club at 33rd and Ontario. The small room was well suited to the displays of a few clubs and advocacy groups, a couple of touring companies, and provided sufficient space for the 5 or 6 talks which were given by experienced cyclo-tourists.

Bruce Mol deserves the kudos for pulling this event together. He put together a solid team who within an amazingly short space of time got the speaker list lined up, the displays co-ordinated, and set about publicizing the event and were successful at all of it.

The BC Randonneurs were invited to attend and we used the forum to promote our newly published Randonneur schedule and up-coming Pacific Populaire event. There was lots of good interest and many people who attended had already ridden in the Populaire, or were already planning on doing it. Our thanks to Ian Stephen for organizing the table and staffing it, and to Bob Marsh for assisting him. Other randonneurs - Doug Latornell and Susan Allen, and Henry Hulbert - were among the invited speakers and did a great job.

And thanks to the organizers of the Seminar - hopefully we will see it happening again next year.