Start: November 29, 2018 6:00 pm
End: November 29, 2018 8:30 pm

Venue: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
625 Osborne Street Winnipeg MB R3L 2B3

Accessibility: For questions about accessibility and accommodations, please call us at 204-925-3777 or email us


Did you know that 2 out of three 3 children in Manitoba are not walking or cycling to school? For decades, more students have been getting to school by vehicle than walking or cycling. As a result we’re seeing heavy traffic congestion, safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists, a decrease in physical activity levels, and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and localized air pollution.

We’re inviting parents, guardians, and community members to join us for a FREE information session on active school travel and independent mobility by our Active and Safe Routes to School program and two guest speakers. You will learn about the efforts of our Active and Safe Routes to School program, the many benefits of walking and cycling to school, and strategies for overcoming common barriers.

Green Action Centre is happy to welcome two special guest speakers to share their stories and experience:

Katharina Nuss – Started the Bring Free Range Parenting Law to Manitoba petition (which has over 8,000 signatures!) after a visit from CFS for letting her children walk down the street and into their local bakery independently (“They left my sight for about 3 minutes”). Katharina will share her story and her efforts to change The Child and Family Services Act, which states that a child is in need of protection if, “being under the age of 12 years, [the child] is left unattended and without reasonable provision being made for the supervision and safety of the child.” ​

Tanya Hoover – Tanya is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree, a certificate in Early Childhood Education, and is a Certified Play Therapist with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. In her role as a therapist at a community agency, Tanya uses an empathic approach to nurture growth with children, adults, couples, and families. She specializes in helping parents and caregivers learn to support their children through their children’s challenging emotions and behaviours in order to promote the growth of emotional intelligence for both child and adult. Tanya provides individuals and families with research-based, practical skills for developing healthy relationships and positive mental health. As a trainer she brings a passion for sharing information and skills that will be valuable to helpers.

Approximate Timeline

6:00-6:45 pm – doors open, refreshments served, and community networking

6:45-8:00 pm – presentations by Green Action Centre, Tanya Hoover, and ​Katharina Nuss, followed by Q&A

8:00-8:30 pm – Final discussion and community networking

8:30 pm – Event concluded

Encouraging your child to walk or bike to school is an important part of living a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle. We strongly encourage you to join us in this movement!

The space is limited to 40 participants. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Heather at (204) 925-3777 ext 107 or heather[at]

Please note that we may take photos or videos to use for promoting Green Action Centre and for our archives.

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