International Walk To School Month
We invite you to join us in celebrating International Walk to School Month (iWalk) in October and encourage the families in your community to embrace walking as a great way to travel back and forth to school every day.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO ORGANIZE AN ACTIVITY?
Are you a primary school in Montreal? Vélo Québec offers an activity for daycare services, with loads of prizes to win. Participate here!
If you are a school outside of the island of Montreal, contact your regional coordinator.
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS / MUNICIPALITIES
Interested in having your school or community join the International Walk to Schook Month ? You can start by using our campaign materials :
WHY WALK OR BIKE TO SCHOOL?
To get kids up and moving
Did you know that 70% of today’s children do not get the minimum amount of daily physical activity recommended by healthcare professionals?
To ease traffic congestion around schools
The more cars there are in the surrounding neighbourhood, the less safe the streets are.
To help us all breathe easier
Did you know there are higher concentrations of harmful gases in the areas around schools, specifically at arrival and dismissal times?
To save money
Since it doesn’t look like the price of gas will be dropping anytime soon…
To make the streets safer and the community a friendlier place
By walking to school, you can interact with other families and get to know your neighbourhood and local businesses a little better.
For the pure enjoyment of it!
Since 1998, millions of children in 40 countries around the world took part in International Walk to School Month and had a great time doing it!