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There have now been over 100 newspaper, magazine, radio, internet and television features covering our The Otesha Project and its work, a few of which are available online and are listed below.

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Otesha on CBC-TV's Make Some Noise: "Shouting out stories of young people fighting for the good of this planet and its 6 billion tenants" is what the documentary series - Make Some Noise by CBC - is all about. Check out the episode featuring Otesha here.


Television and Radio

Yoga on the Beach: A Fundraiser for The Otesha Project & SYC, July 29, CTV Ottawa Morning

Earth Day: Cycling is for Everyone!, April 22, CTV Ottawa Morning

Greening your wardrobe for Earth Month, April 8, CTV Ottawa Morning

CBC Radio, Cycle Tourism, March 19 (Otesha starts at 16:15) 


Spotlight on The Otesha Project: December 23, Partners for Youth Education

Otesha Project Cycles in to Stage Sustainable Theatre, October 18, Cowichan Valley Citizen

The Otesha Project is Coming to Town, September 19, Abbotsford Today 

Cycling for Supper with The Otesha Project: August 27, Alternatives Journal

The Nation to Nation Tour: the fulfilment of a prophecy, August 2,

Bike tour all about building relationships, July 31, The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder

KAIROS and Otesha Youth Bike Tour Educates about Indigenous Issues, July 31, Canada Newswire

Building Nation-to-Nation Relationships by bicycle, July 30 (Guest Blog by Craig and Marc Kielburger), Huff Post Impact Canada

Canada's two nations connect by bicycle, July 29, The Edmonton Journal

Education vacation by bike, July 26, The Cornwall Standard-Freeholder

The Nation to Nation Bike Tour: a decolonization journey, July 23,

Gear up with A\J: How to Be a Bike Advocate, June 27, Alternatives Journal Special Delivery

Recipe for Sovereignty Summer: Environmental activists, indigenous activists, the St. Lawrence river and bikes, June 21,

On the road with The Otesha Project, Summer 2013, Adventura Magazine, pg 7

Loud and Proud on Global Youth Day, May 17, The Peterborough Examiner

CAW and Otesha Project Launch Cliff Pilkey Changemaker Bursary, May 4, Canada Newswire

How Young People are using Social Intraprenurship to Change Their World, Mar 24, Huffington Post

Ozone hole study linked to global climate change, Feb 5, Humber News

Power to the Pedal, Jan 15, The Link, pg 3



Television and Radio

CKCU Radio Interview on MEC Bikefest, May 1st


Otesha Project carving niche in community, Dec 13, Orillia Packet & Times

Ottawa youth-focused charity looks to fill Katimavik void, Dec 6, Metro Ottawa

Carleton Music graduate student participates in two-month cycling tour to promote social justice, Nov 27th, FASS News

Otesha Project rolls through Belleville, Oct 16th, The Intelligencer

Otesha Project at St. Andrew's College, Oct 10th, St. Andrew's Student Paper

On the path to enlightenment, Oct 8th, Orillia Packet

Otesha Project at Library, Sept 29th, Bayshore Broadcasting 

Cycling Through Change, Sept 27th, SNAP Newmarket

Cycling ambassadors about to roll into Sarnia, Sept 19th, Sarnia Observer

Traveling actors learn about Sustainable Farming, Sept 12, IonStratford

Small steps reduce big footprint, Sept 12th, Stratford Beacon Herald

Otesha activists make New Hamburg the start of bike tour across Ontario, Sept 11th, New Hamburg Independent 

Inspiration on Wheels, Sept 10th,

Otesha Rides into Maitland, June 5, 2012, The Enfield Weekly Press

Spokes and Sprouts? A 9-day velo-adventure of Ottawa's Foodscapes, April 16, 2012, Momentum Magazine's Families on Bikes Blog

Grab Life by the Handlebars! Combine active transportation, community building and environmental outreach, March 26, 2012, Take it Up for Earth Day

The Otesha Project Puts Sustainable Food into Motion, March 2012, COG Ottawa's Down to Earth

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, February 9, 2012, MetroNews Ottawa

The Otesha Project, February 1, 2012, Wilfrid Laurier's The Chord


Television and Radio

Pedal to Plate Tour members chat at Tucker House, July 26, 2011, Peace and Environement Resource Centre 

Bike Love Event, April 14, 2011, A-Morning Ottawa on A-Channel 

CFRU 93.3's "From the Ground Up" Radio Interview - Kira Burger chats with Zoe, November 8, 2011, (interview starts at 25:34)


Across British Columbia in 45 days, December 12, 2011,

Riding on Lessons from Otesha, November 14, 2011, Katimavik Ottawa Blog

Citizens for Safe Cycling AGM another successful bike event, November 4, 2011, Urban Commuter

Otesha project pedals their message to Fernie, November 1, 2011, The Free Press

Otesha Project makes a stop in Pincher Creek, October 21, 2011, The Pincher Creek Echo

The Return of Otesha, October 18, 2011, Deer Crossing: The Art Farm

Youth group proves pedal, October 6, 2011, Nelson Star

Otesha Project cycling into Valley next week,  September 30, 2011, Comox Valley Echo

Cycling you bring theatre performance to Grand Forks, September 28, 2011, The Boundary Sentinel

16 Babes on Bikes!, September 21, 2011, Captain Quinn and the Adventurers

Sustainable Cycling Tour Rolls Through Sunshine Coast, September 20, 2011,

Youth perform travelling play, September 7, 2011, The Powell River Peak

Woman plans 1,000 km bike trip to sustainability , August 25, 2011,  The Record

Hanmer resident promotes sustainable living from bicycle seat, August 20, 2011 Northern Living

Acting for a more sustainable world, August 11, 2011,  The Martlet

My bicycle, my stage, July 22, 2011, Yukon News 

Pedal to Plate with The Otesha Project, July 7, 2011, Peace and Environment Resource Centre's Food Sustainability Edition

Dinnertime with Otesha, June 29, 2011, Your Ottawa Region

Cycling to the Stage, June 29, 2011, Banff Crag and Canyon

Otesha Projects through Almonte to Ottawa, June 17, 2011, Your Ottawa Region

Otesha Projects through Almonte to Ottawa, June 17, 2011, Bicycle Critics

Otesha Project visits Sophiasburg School, June 16, 2011, County Weekly News (page 16)

The Otesha Project Outdoor Theatre and Local Food Potluck!, June 15, 2011, Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month

The Otesha Project’s 2011 Performing and Cycling Tours, June 14, 2011, Momentum Magazine

Cyclists offer youth ‘reason to dream’ of a sustainable world, June 7, 2011, CountyLive

Entrepreneurs inspired by studying abroad, June 1, 2011, Vancouver Sun

UVic students to cycle 1,000 km for food awareness, March 31, 2011, The Martlet

Pedaling Solutions to Centre Stage, March 29, 2011, Apt 613 

Otesha: Bringing a Message of Hope, January 3, 2011, Peace and Environment Resource Centre


Television and Radio

Otesha Cycling Troupe performs during stop on province wide cycling tour, May 2010,  The Peterborough Examiner


A Message of Choices, October 13, 2010, The News (New Glasgow)

Determined Activists Ride on For Fallen Friend, October 8, 2010, The Toronto Star

Cycling for Sustainability, August 27, 2010, Winnipeg Sun

Vernon Morning Star, July 6, 2010, Theatre Troupe Pedals Message

Otesha Cyclists Pedal Message, July 6, 2010, Niagara This Week

Youth conference opens Thursday, May 5, 2010, St. Albert Gazette

Carleton Alum Part of Group that Bikes Across Canada Putting on Green ShowsFebruary 11, 2010, The Charlatan


Television and Radio

CKCU Radio Interview, November 23, 2008

CKCU Radio Interview, January 22, 2008


Cycling Thespians Ride into Red Deer, May 19, 2009 

Reason to Dream, September 19, 2008, World Changing

Students cycle for sustainability in Canada, March, 27, 2008, The Martlet

See the Country, Save the Planet, January/February 2008, This Magazine


Television and Radio

CKCU Radio Interview, November 20, 2007


Riders With a Cause, Fall 2007, Campus Life Magazine

Cycling for Sustainability (.pdf document), June 2007, Monday Magazine, 

Cyclists share important message (pdf), May 2007, Merritt Herald

Dramatizing Climate Change (.pdf document), May 2007,Campbell River Mirror

Riding on Hope (.pdf document), Momentum, May 2007

Bike Tour Campaign cycles through the Philippines to promote Sustainable Lifestyles (.pdf document), May 2007, NEP’s Sustainable Consumption Newsletter

Otesha Seeks Cyclists (.pdf document), January 2007, The Martlet

YouthActionNet Winners Lead Bike Tour for Social Justice in the Philippines (.pdf document), January 2007, Youth Action Net 

2005 – 2002


Youth can Impact Global Issues through Daily Choices (.pdf document), April 2005, The Grassroots Review

Taking The Wheel (.pdf document), March 2005, The Coast

Watch out for the 2005 Otesha Project Tours - Hope on Two Wheels (.pdf document), March 2005, Green-Street Youth Action Center

Cross-Canada cycling trip promotes environmental action,March 14, 2005, Grassroots Review

Biking Uphill: The Otesha Project, February 4 2005, The Dominion, September 2003

Cycle for Wellness, July 2003

UNEP Sustainable Consumption Newsletter, July 31, 2003 (.pdf document)

Sierra Club SCAN, June 2003 (pg 7)(pdf document)

UBC Farm Newsletter, May 2003

UNESCO, SPLASH!! Issue 2, February 21, 2003

Peace and Environment News, February 2003

UNEP Sustainable Consumption Newsletter, November 28, 2002