Get Your Head Into It! + Spring Events + Manitoba's Greenest School + Freeze Frame Feature Film: On the Way to School!
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Bike to School Month is a celebration from May 4 to Clean Air Day on June 3,2015 for all schools in Manitoba including workshops for your school.  There are a few ways your school can participate: 
  • Try a month of activities with Bike to School Month 
  • If a month is too much, try a week of fun biking events 
  • Or, walk, bike and skate to school on Clean Air Day
  • Get Your Head Into It! and join the Guinness World Record Attempt, June 3rd
Register your school online for these events!
Before the fun begins, we are inviting all schools to participate in a poster contest to design our Manitoba event poster for2015! The grand prize image will be used for Bike to School Month and Clean Air Day this spring! All artwork must be post-marked Friday, March 6th, 2015

Guinness World Record Attempt Event 
This year marks the 10th year of the Low Cost Bike Helmet Initiative which has provided over 97,000 helmets to children, youth and parents across Manitoba.  To celebrate, Manitoba Healthy Schools is planning an event on the morning of June 3,2015 in conjunction with Clean Air Day and Bike to School Month.  
The attempt is to break the Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of People Wearing Helmets”. To successfully break this record, we will need over 1,263 participants. There will also be age-appropriate activities that promote physical activity and safety for students.  We are inviting schools in Manitoba to participate!  
The preliminary registration deadline is Monday, February 17, 2015. For more information and to register, visit
For more information about Healthy Schools, please contact: 
Healthy Schools;  Phone: (204) 788-6394;  Email:
Join us at the Recreation Connections Manitoba conference on Wednesday February 25th (3:00 - 4:30 pm) for our presentation on Active School Travel!
Congratulations to Oak Lake Community School for achieving 2nd place in the Manitoba Greenest School Competition, in part for your commitment to walking to school!
Freeze Frame, the International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages! is featuring On the Way to School - an award-winning film by Pascal Plisson.
  • Cesar Award 2014 for Best Documentary
  • Grand Prix and Best Documentary awards – 2014 International Gold Panda Documentary Festival

Sunday March 1 from 2:00-3:30pm
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain (340 Provencher)
Watch the trailer here. 

They live in all four corners of the planet and share a thirst for knowledge. Almost instinctively they know that their wellbeing, indeed their survival, depend on knowledge and education. From the dangerous savannahs of Kenya to the winding trails of the Atlas mountains in Morocco, from the suffocating heat of Southern India to the vast, dizzying plateaux of Patagonia, these children are all united by the same quest, the same dream. Jackson, Zahira, Samuel and Carlito are the heroes of “On the Way to School”, a film that interweaves the four pupils forced to confront and overcome countless, often dangerous obstacles – enormous distances over treacherous territory, snakes, elephants, even bandits – on their journey to the classroom. By setting foot on their extraordinary path, by embarking on this adventure littered with traps and challenges, they will begin to leave their childhoods behind. Pascal Plisson’s film recounts the journey of initiation that will change their lives forever.
Parting words...
A doctor prescribes walking to school to make children healthier.
Riding bikes curbs junk food munching.
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