Wondering what happened to International Walk to School (IWalk) Week? You’re not alone. Ten years ago, over a million students from across the world participated in the week-long celebration of walking that is (was?) IWalk. Today, the event is little more than a memory.
But fear not – two local organizations are keeping the spirit of IWalk alive, organizing events that schools can participate in during what was traditionally IWalk Week to encourage families to walk and roll to school, and celebrate the benefits of active travel.
All schools in BC can register for Walk and Wheel to School Week through the DASH BC Website, joining schools across the province and receiving resources and support.
Schools in Metro Vancouver can take part in TransLink’s inaugural “I Love Transit” week. Students travel free on transit all week long, and teachers can enter contests to bring transit learning into their classroom – or is it the other way around?