Guelph, ON, October 8, 2014 – To celebrate International Walk to School Month, the Honorable Liz Sandals; Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge; Guelph Police Services staff; and students, teachers and parents from Holy Trinity Catholic School and Ken Danby Public School will participate in a walk to school event on Friday, October 10.
The event is intended to promote walking and cycling to school as part of a healthy lifestyle, and road safety in school zones.
Students and adult chaperons will walk to school along Grange Road, starting at the intersection of Grange Road and Watson Parkway North.
Following the walk, remarks by Honorable Liz Sandals, Mayor Karen Farbridge, and Acting Deputy Chief Howard McGarr will take place in O’Connor Lane Park.
The walk will proceed rain or shine.
Walk to school event
Hon. Liz Sandals, Minister of Education and MPP Guelph
Mayor Karen Farbridge, City of Guelph
Acting Deputy Chief Howard McGarr, Guelph Police Service
Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) committee members
Tamara Nugent, Director of Education, Wellington Catholic District School Board
Martha C. Rogers, Director of Education, Upper Grand District School Board
Mark Bailey, Chair, Upper Grand District School Board
Students, teachers and parents from Holy Trinity Catholic School and Ken Danby Public School
Start: Grange Road Park (corner of Grange Road and Watson Parkway North)
End: Open space between Holy Trinity Catholic School and Ken Danby Public School (O’Connor Lane Park)
Rain location: Ken Danby Public School gymnasium
Friday, October 10, 2014
About International Walk to School Month
International Walk to School Month (IWALK) takes place each October, and is a global annual event promoted by Active and Safe Routes to School Canada. It is a celebration of active transportation.
General themes promoted during the month include: increasing daily physical activity; improving safety; enhancing the environment; reducing crime; developing community cohesion; promoting social interaction; and reducing traffic congestion, pollution and speed near schools.
For more information
Transportation Demand Management Coordinator
519-822-1260 x 2791