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February 2/06 11:01 am - Shimano Supports AfricaBike, Employment Opportunity

Posted by Editor on 02/2/06

Shimano Canada Supports the AfricaBike

The Kona Bicycle Company has embarked upon what could be the most important bicycle the company has ever developed: 200 bikes designed specifically to assist health care workers treating HIV and AIDS in Africa.

In partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Bicycling Magazine's Bike Town Africa, Kona is developing the AfricaBike for workers delivering home health aids and services to patients in two Botswana cities, Bobonong and the capital city of Gaborone.

Shimano Canada recently became a partner in the project by donating the coaster brake hubs that are to be used on the AfricaBike, slated for completion in late March, 2006.

Bill Scullion of Shimano Canada's cycling division had the opportunity to meet with Paddy White and Dan Gerhard of Kona at their Washington State office where he was introduced to the AfricaBike concept.

"It was brought to my attention during a casual conversation after I asked about the intentions for a frame I had seen in their office," states Scullion. "The project struck me as being very different. It was not the typical 'let's get more people riding bikes' project, but rather a very humanitarian opportunity where we can instantly see our efforts having a positive impact by providing those caregivers with a "vehicle" we hope will make their jobs just a little easier, and enable them to deliver the necessary assistance to those who are truly in need".

For more information on the AfricaBike and the work of The Kona Bicycle Company, visit

Employment Opportunity
Courtesy SIRC

Application Deadline: February 17, 2006

Starting Date: April 3, 2006

Position: Director, Health & Fitness Programming

Job Description: Olds College has a challenging opportunity for an individual to fill the position of Director of Health and Fitness Programming.

In the first year of employment this position will report to the President and will be responsible to provide strategic direction and leadership for the development of a broad range of health and fitness programming designed to meet the needs of Olds College students and staff. Additional responsibilities will include acting on behalf of the College to coordinate College access to the Health and Wellness facility of the Community Learning Campus thus ensuring that the Olds College community benefits from its use and College outcomes are realized.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Health and Fitness, or a related discipline and a minimum of ten years of related experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in Physical Education or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will be a team player who has strong management and leadership abilities. Superior communication and organizational skills, the ability to link policy and program initiatives to business objectives and the ability to develop and implement strategic plans are essential.

Please forward a resume quoting competition #06010M by February 17, 2006. For further information on this and other employment opportunities, please visit our web site at Applications may be e-mailed to or sent to the address below:

Human Resources Olds College 4500 - 50 Street, Olds, Alberta T4H 1R6 Fax: (403) 556-4794

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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