iwalk iwheel 2015

International iWalk iWheel to School 2015

Green Communities Canada with their Safe Routes to School program has developed materials for October for the iwalk iwheel club!

  • The specific day is October 7th
  • The week is October 5-9th
  • The best, of course, is the whole month of October!

iwalk iwheel School Programs in Brampton & Mississauga:

Peel Catholic District School Board

  • 22 Division – St. Ursula Elementary
  • 21 Division – Good Shepherd
  • 12 Division – St. Timothy
  • 11 Division – St. Faustina

Peel District School Board

  • 22 Division – Queen Street Public School
  • 21 Division – Mountain Ash Public School
  • 11 Division – Meadowvale Village Public School
  • 12 Division – Floradale Public School

“International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual global event of the Active & Safe Routes to School program, taking place each October. It is a mass celebration of active transportation and its related issues are used to introduce communities to the Active & Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) program. Visit iwalktoschool.org and the International Walk to School Facebook page for more information.”

“For many parents around the world, the car has become the main means of transporting children to and from school. The proportion of journeys to school made by car has increased considerably in the last several years, with the knock-off effect being a gradual decline in the numbers of children walking and wheeling to and from school on a regular basis. The general themes that are promoted during IWALK include: increasing daily physical activity, improving safety, enhancing the environment, reducing levels of crime, developing community cohesion, promoting social interaction and reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools.”