Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies + Upcoming Events + Congratulations + The Power to Move Kids + Bike to School + School Composting Video Contest
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The City of Winnipeg is hosting two public open houses about the development of the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies!  Come offer your kid-friendly input about the draft city-wide bicycle and pedestrian network, as well as draft recommendations for new policies related to Active Transportation.  
SATURDAY APRIL 12th, 11 am - 4 pm, Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) at The Forks
TUESDAY, APRIL 15th, 3-8 pm at BOTH the Sinclair Park Community Centre (490 Sinclair St) AND the Manitoba Hydro Place Atrium (360 Portage Ave).

If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like us to bring forward, drop us a line!
Join us with your bikes at Fort Whyte Alive! for Earth Day 2014 for a ride on our rodeo route.
Sunday, April 27th from 10 am - 4 pm!
Stay tuned to FWA's website for details.
Clean Air Day 2014 is Wednesday, June 4th.  Register your school and be entered to win when you walk, bike or skate to school.  For more details visit the Clean Air Day website.
Presidents' Council Award Winner Janice Lukes and Pembina Trails School Division Trustees at the March 13th awards ceremony.

Special congratulations to Janice Lukes, Ecole St. Avila Parent Volunteer, and Active and Safe Routes to School Champion who won the prestigious Presidents' Council Award from the Manitoba School Boards Association.  The Presidents' Council Award celebrates exemplary service and outstanding achievement, innovative thinking and personal initiative, and lasting and pervasive impact in the field of public education.  

Janice was recognized for her contributions to the school community including her involvement with the School Travel Plan development at Ecole St. Avila, and the creation of a community walking & cycling map of University Heights, the University of Manitoba and Fort Richmond.  

Janice, we are proud of you and so lucky to have you in our corner!
Registration is now open for the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children.  Join us and other international practitioners for this important discussion in Toronto, May 19 - 22 2014.  For more information visit Active Healthy Kids Canada.

Register for Bike to School 

Make use of free on-line resources and guidance to get your students riding to school, or register for a free maintenance workshop, bike rodeo or bike trial demo.   
Sign up and be registered to win at

Connecting Canadians with Nature: An Investment in the Well Being of Our Citizens gives a shout-out to the importance of transportation in conjunction with the benefits of contact with nature and the well-being of citizens.  The report can be accessed here. 

Planet Protector Academy!
Webinar April 8th

Find out how to train children to become superheroes of planet protection using an interactive classroom resource that is part hysterical entertainment, part fun-filled game putting kids at the centre of an ever evolving story inspiring them to act on real world issues including alternate forms of transportation, and resource conservation.

Crazy for Compost Video Contest

Fou du Compost  2014


Green Action Centre's Compost Action Project is inviting Manitoba Capital Region schools to sign-up and submit a two-minute video about starting or continuing a composting program in your school. Winning videos will be showcased on the Green Action Centre website and the creators will win cash prizes and everything the school needs to get a program going, including all necessary equipment, waste audit surveys and support and tutorials from composting experts for the next two years. 

Full contest rules and regulations can be found here. En français.
Submission deadline is Friday, May 9th, 2014

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