Register for IWALK Month! Participate in our Fall/Winter Webinar Series! Green Your Back To School! Are we Driving our Kids to Unhealthy Habits?

October is International Walk to School Month!

Registration is now open for IWALK Month.  Visit our website to register.  It takes only minutes and we will supply your school with materials and information to get you started, including posters, great event ideas, and more.  Your students can even Walk the Globe... an exciting program that partners Canadian schools with participating International Walk to School Week (iWalk) schools across Canada, the United States and countries within Europe, Africa and the Americas, to share their experiences of walking to school.

Are We Driving Our Kids To Unhealthy Habits?

The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is on the subject of Active Transportation and how the rise in car-dependent trips to and from school have impacted children’s physical activity levels.

See the full blog post here, and consider participation in our October 9th Webinar:  Pulling Up Our Socks:  Manitoba and the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card.

More information is included in the "webinars" section on the right hand side of the newsletter.

LearningGreen, LearningWell

Our children are naturally concerned about environmental issues and many are eager to get involved.  They need help, support and reassurance that their participation can make a difference. Green Action Centre has many suggestions, examples and tips about how to “green” your school.  Visit our "At School" page for more information! 

 Environmental  Speakers  Bureau

Green Action Centre's Environmental Speakers Bureau offers classroom presentations for schools in Winnipeg.  Topics include recycling, litterless lunches, composting, climate change, water and the ecological footprint concept.  See the complete list on our website.  Presentations are age-appropriate for Nursery – Grade 12.

Fall/Winter Webinar Series

Active and Safe Routes to School in Manitoba is excited to announce our Fall/Winter Webinar series! Mark down the dates and stay tuned for registration information. All webinars are one hour starting at noon CT, unless otherwise noted.

September 26
Exploring the After School Active Travel Resource Guide

October 9
10:00 am - 12 noon CT  

Pulling Up Our Socks: Manitoba and the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card

November 7
Making it count: Including Science and Math in Active Transportation Programs

November 21
Participants Choice!
Send us your topic ideas!

December 5
Get outta town! Rural and Northern AT After School

January 23 / February 20
Show us a story: Using Photovoice for After School Programs

Additional learning opportunities:

Bikeability for School Children: A webinar from Green Communities Canada
September 25, 2013
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT
This session is designed to promote action across Canada for elementary age bike education, through informed discussion amongst active school travel practitioners. Presentations of programs in the United Kingdom and Canada will be followed by an opportunity to help strategize national action.  For more information and to register, please contact Sandra at

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