Are you ready to hop to it?
Registration for Walktober 2022 is now open and the Sustainable Transportation Active and Safe Routes to School team at Green Action Centre invites you to join us from October 1st-31st, 2022, to celebrate! With International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, we have a full month of programming prepared to share with students, teachers, administrators, and parents.
Walktober focuses on creating healthy routines of active transportation within the community and is an opportunity for students to explore their neighbourhood, get active before and after school, and build confidence by safely walking or biking to school.
The program is adapted for all students across the province to participate together outdoors or in the classroom. This includes an activity kit filled with hands-on learning opportunities about sustainable transportation and road safety, presentations, and scavenger hunts. Walkabouts will also be taking place this year at schools in the Winnipeg area. Students will have the opportunity to navigate their community and identify hazards and improvements that can be made to enjoy their route to and from school. Spaces are limited for the scheduled Walkabouts, so please register as soon as possible!
To prepare for Walktober, print the Kilometre Tracking Sheet in English or French to engage students in tracking their route to school or tally up the distances you do as a group. You can count any active way of getting from A to B – hopping, walking, biking, skateboarding, wheeling, or scootering! Participate in a way that works for you and your students, whether it’s one day, one day each week, or the entire month.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Sharee at firstname.lastname@example.org