Safe Wheels Brings AIDS Awareness to Communities Across Canada

Author: , August 26th, 2010

Armed with camping gear, a video camera and a bag of safer-sex kits, a group of twentysomething activists is pedaling across Canada to talk about sexually transmitted infections and change attitudes about HIV/AIDS.

Participants in the Safer Wheels Project – Charli Lessard, 27, Kay Taylor, 25, Telyn Kusalik, 26 and Sam Saylor, 27 (aka Kay’s brother) – have been on a cross-country camping trip for almost two months now, engaging people in conversations about sexual health and HIV/AIDS, and filming their encounters for an upcoming documentary.

The project was conceived in Montreal, where Lessard and Taylor met last year – Lessard has lived there for seven years, while Taylor, an English ex-pat, had recently moved there from Denmark. Both women were interested in doing some long-distance cycling and wanted to incorporate activism into their travel plans.

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