Mayor Guthrie and the Guelph Hurricanes walk to school with Guelph students on October 4

International Walk to School Month event

Attention news, photo and video editors

Guelph, Ont., October 2, 2017—In celebration of International Walk to School Month, Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie, Guelph Hurricanes hockey players and chairs of the Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic District School Boards, will join the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Active and Safe Routes to School committee, students, teachers and parents on a walk to St. Michael Catholic School and Jean Little Public School.

The City of Guelph supports walking to school through various programs and services including the Adult School Crossing Guard program, reduced speed school zones and the growth of Guelph’s active transportation network.

What

International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is a global, annual event promoted by the Active and Safe Routes to School program, taking place each October. IWALK promotes walking and cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle, and raises awareness about road safety in school zones.

Who

Mayor Cam Guthrie, Upper Grand District School Board chair Mark Bailey, Wellington Catholic District School Board chair Marino Gazzola, members of Guelph Police and Guelph Hurricane hockey players, along with students from St. Michael’s Catholic School and Jean Little Public School and their parents and teachers.

When

October 4, 2017

7:50 a.m. Welcome address by invited guests at University Village Park parking lot
(northside of Ironwood Road just east of Reid Court)
8:00 a.m. Walk to school begins traveling along Ironwood Road and Youngman Drive
8:15 a.m. Students and guests arrive at St. Michael Catholic School/Jean Little Public School

Where

Event starts at the University Village Park parking lot near Ironwood Road and Reid Court and ends at St. Michael Catholic School. Media are invited to park in the parking lot and join the 750 metre walk.

About Active and Safe Routes to School

The Active and Safe Routes to School program aims to make walking, cycling, and other forms of active, safe and sustainable transportation the norm for trips to and from school. The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Active and Safe Routes to School Committee includes representatives from the City of Guelph, Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services Consortium.

Media contact

Benita van Miltenburg, Transportation Demand Management Coordinator
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2357
benita.vanmiltenburg@guelph.ca