April 7, 2006
The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) CAN-BIKE mailing lists are a private method of communication between CAN-BIKE instructors. The mailing lists have been established to help instructors:
Members will be placed
on a mailing list with a grace period of the remaining year. On March 15 of
the next year the grace period will expire and members will be given a warning
that proof of membership with their provincial cycling organization is required
to stay on the list.
A mailing list is a way of sending an email to a large group of people with similar interests. In this case the CAN-BIKE instructors mailing list will be used as a forum where instructors like you can have discussions. A CAN-BIKE national examiner will moderate these messages so that discussion remains relevant to CAN-BIKE.
The CAN-BIKE mailing lists are private, by invitation only. Upon completing a CAN-BIKE instructor course members will automatically be entered into the list with their given email address.
national examiners, administrators and CAA representatives may request to be
placed on the list by sending an email message to the list
administrator. Please include the following information with your request:
(1) The list you want to be added to (e.g. "can-bike_national"
or "the national CAN-BIKE instructors list"); (2) Your CAN-BIKE status
(e.g. instructor, national examiner); (3) One reference, preferably the name
of a CAN-BIKE national examiner, another instructor or CCA contact, whom we
can check with to confirm your status. You can also subscribe by sending an
e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words 'subscribe listname
address' (where 'listname' is the name of the mailing list and address is the
email address you want the list to send to). See the example on the main index
To remove yourself from a list at any time, send a request to the list administrator or send an email message to email@example.com with the words 'unsubscribe list' (list is the mailing list name) in the body of the message. Approval is never required to unsubscribe.
Moderators are certified CAN-BIKE national examiners. Darrell Noakes, Saskatoon, has agreed to be the initial moderator.
The messages are available to any other member of the list. In addition, a copy of the list archives is kept by the Canadian Cycling Association. Although the lists are private, you should always be mindful of your comments.
The volume of messages depends on how active the members are.
This is the first chance CAN-BIKE instructors have to network with other instructors outside of their immediate district. The first time you post to the group, please send a brief biography that would include:
The mailing list is not a place where you should post political comments, personal business promotion, grievances, or individual criticism. Any messages that are off topic will be moderated accordingly. Please follow the mailing list rules.
In order to keep
the discussion of CAN-BIKE related topics on track we need to impose some
If you require assistance with the signup process to mailing list, please send an email message to the list administrator, Darrell Noakes, or call (306) 343-6399.