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Renfrew County Wins the Silver Chain Challenge

Residents from both Renfrew County and Lanark County deserve huge recognition for the incredible amount of cycling, walking and running that took place throughout the month of June on our trails and roadways across the Valley.  We nearly doubled our participation this year with 316 people logging a total of 47 536 km of walking and cycling.

Renfrew County Wins the Silver Chain Challenge

Wed, 2014-10-01 09:40 -- shawna babcock

We are proud to declare Renfrew County the winner of the 2014 Silver Chain Challenge with the most number of points accumulated. Renfrew County is also recognized for having the highest number of participants in total and participation from across all of our municipalities. This year, we recorded kilometers cycled and walked (running included) for each municipality across the County of Renfrew and Lanark County, including the city of Pembroke and Smith Falls.

The Warden’s Plate will be presented to Renfrew County at an upcoming Council meeting, and will reside in the County until the launch of the 2015 Silver Chain Challenge.

This friendly competition has provided a wonderful opportunity to highlight our commitment to Active Transportation, health and the well-being of people across our region. In late May, we launched the 2014 Challenge at the Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit in Almonte and the Neat Café From Here to There Foot and Bike Race in Burnstown. Both events promoted the local economic and community benefits that are realized through a commitment to Active Transportation. By enhancing and promoting our trails and roadways as accessible places for physical activity, economic development and social engagement, we are building stronger and more sustainable communities.

We look forward to 2015 and will be hosting the second Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit in Renfrew County.

Publication Date: 
2014-08-25