Gil Penalosa, executive director of the Toronto-based 8-80 Cities and a plenary speaker at this year's Velo-city Global 2010 in Copenhagen, has been named master of ceremonies for the Velo-city Sevilla 2011 in Seville, Spain.
Read Penalosa's CV here on the Toronto Star website and you'll see that he has the cred to helm an international cycling event. Good on southern Ontario to host a cycling/walking advocate of his calibre. Odd that he comes from the city soon to be led by Rob Ford. Ah, but life is full of oddities like this.
You can read about 8-80 Cities here.