Hi Everyone,

My name is Shah Mohamed. Some of you know me by some other child hood name or nick name.

We have all met and hung-out, spent time together sharing an experience or two and in the larger context, shared life.

I have great respect and admiration for you all. We all have unique gifts and talents and I hope that every one of you is engaging your talents and gifts living life close to its limits.

This is the first time I am sending out an email of this kind.

I don't normally don't do this but I need your help.

I have for the past year been working at an organization that I believe in. I do work that is rewarding and meaningful to me and from what I can tell is very meaningful to the people I touch. I run a small social enterprise and community space named Bike Works based out of a site called the Evergreen Brick Works. We are an environmental community center. A place where people can gather and explore the ideas and practices of what it means to live more sustainably. Evergreen is a National not for profit charitable organization that helps make cities more livable. We do this using a methodology that focus on Nature, Culture and Community. Acting both onsite at the Evergreen Brick Works and across the country in communities big and small we are helping to build a brighter future based in sustainable and healthy practices.

What I need your help doing is raising funds to ensure we can run bike programming for another year.

Help us raise money for Evergreen's Bike Works Program by purchasing a ticket for a special screening of Brick by Brick: The Story of Evergreen Brick Works, a documentary by Toronto’s Catherine Annau. The film recently won the award of excellence in the Media Category at the Toronto Heritage Awards.

Time: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7pm–10pm

Location: Evergreen Brick Works, Young Welcome Centre

Evergreen’s Bike Works is a community bicycle repair space and program that promotes the use of bicycles as a viable mode of transportation and recreation.  We provide bicycle rentals, DIY repair, workshops on safety and mechanics, and a unique volunteer opportunity to grow skills and community.  Bikes are a natural fit with Evergreen Brick Works and the adjacent ravines of the Don!

Brick by Brick is a one-hour documentary that tells the story of Geoff Cape and his determination to transform a 125-year-old former industrial site ­– Toronto’s Don Valley Brick Works –­ into an environmental community center, the first of its kind in the world.  Directed by award-winning film maker Catherine Annau, Brick by Brick is the uplifting story of one man’s passion to save the planet, one brick at a time.


The evening will also feature hors d'oeuvres by Chef Brad Long, as well as local wine (donated by Stratus) and beer (donated by Spearhead Brewing).

Stick around after the screening for a special Q&A with Catherine Annau.

$75 per ticket; all proceeds will support Bike Works programming at Evergreen Bike Works.  $40 of your ticket will be tax deductible. Even if you cant attend in person, buy a ticket and in doing so know that you are helping a worthy cause.

Click here to buy tickets: https://secure.evergreen.ca/page/contribute/brick-by-brick

For more information you can contact Joanne Adair at:  community@evergreen.ca

Or by phone 416-596-1495, extension 224

Thank you for your time and attention.

I hope that we meet again in the very near future and get to share some good times all over again.



Shah M

Bike Works Program Manager


Phone 416.596.1495
Centre for Green Cities, Suite 300
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8