Our events can be seamlessly tied into the Manitoba curricula for science, social studies, physical education/health, and other subjects. For a list of curriculum ties by grade level, please refer to Chapter 6 of our Handbook & Resource Guide.
Here’s what teachers had to say about Walktober (International Walk to School Month) 2017:
“Our IWalk ensured that everyone walked. Busses that typically come right to the front door had instead chosen a stop about 1km away. An awesome tradition that we have continued to participate in!”
” I totally love the visual of sneakers and tires for students who complete the route. Can’t wait to do it again in the Spring time.”
“It is a great opportunity and motivator for students to get outside and transport themselves to school without the use of a vehicle!
“It is a way for us to reinforce exercise with our students. It calls attention to how we arrive at school and encourages some to walk or at least to park a little further from the school! I think it is a great event.”
Walktober — October 2019
Walktober (formerly International Walk to School Month) takes place each October. Join thousands of schools around the world in promoting walking to school.
Jack Frost Challenge for Schools (Winter Events): February 4-8, 2019
Our Jack Frost Challenge school events get everyone celebrating Manitoba’s winter wonderland! Register for Winter Walk Day (Feb. 6) or Winter Bike to School Day (Feb. 8)
Bike to School Month — May 6-June 5, 2019
As spring arrives in May, bikes emerge from basements and garages. Biking is a fun, fast, and healthy way to get to school, so let’s get kids riding!
Clean Air Day — June 5, 2019
On Clean Air Day, we celebrate students’ achievements during Bike to School Month with fun outdoor activities. Get the details here.
Province-Wide Counts (October, February, May)
Provincial counts of walking, biking, and other numbers are critical so we know what’s working and how Manitoba is doing overall. Get the details here.