Before the 2011 Walk21 Vancouver Conference officially gets underway, join practitioners from across BC, Canada and the world for a day of learning and discussion on current topics in school- and youth-focussed transportation. This workshop will be an opportunity to meet practitioners and supporters of Active and Safe Routes to School, and address important and emerging topics in the field, including:
A morning of introductions and panel presentations will be followed by a catered lunch and an opportunity to network and reflect. The afternoon will see facilitated discussions, allowing participants to delve into the issues, develop ideas, and identify possible next steps for action and collaboration. Graphic facilitator extraordinaire Avril Orloff will be documenting the discussions as they unfold, creating a mural to capture the ideas and issues that emerge.
Where: Multipurpose Room #4 / Creekside Community Center / 1 Athletes Way / Vancouver, British Columbia
When: Sunday, October 02, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Registration is open now, and involves a nominal fee. Attendants will be asked to share their stories and participate in all aspects of the event: please come ready to introduce yourself and your work, and contribute to the conversation. For those regsitered for the Walk21 conference, the workshop will wrap up in time for you to attend the pre-conference walking tours and the Mayor's Walk21 opening reception, happening at the same venue.
NOTE: You do not have to be registered for the Vancouver Walk21 Conference to attend this workshop.
The Global Children's Challenge just might be the perfect compliment to iWalk (International Walk to School) this fall. For those looking to take their walking to the next level, the GCC gives classes 50 days - and all the resources they need, including pedometers, maps, etc. - to walk all the way around the world.
"Facilitated by teachers within classrooms, the Global Children's Challenge empowers children to change their relationship with exercise, their bodies and the environment. The benefits extend beyond making exercise easy and fun – it complements the curriculum, covering everything from geography and social studies to history and technology."
The Challenge is free to join, but requires an application and dedicated teachers. Registration is open, and the event kicks off on Thursday, September 15th 2011 - so if your class is ready to taking walking to the next level, head over the the Global Children's Challenge website and sign up: http://www.gccjunior.org