Walk and Roll School Challenge
During the week of May 22-25, we’re challenging all 20 elementary schools in the District to a Walk and Roll Challenge.
Students (or their parents) will take photos of themselves walking, biking, or scootering to school and submit them to us via the form on this webpage.
By the end of the week, the schools with the highest participation rates (highest percentage of their total student population) will win one of four prizes.
The Challenge ended on May 25, and we received almost 900 entries over four days. Our thanks to all the students, parents, PACs, and schools who participated!
Prizes go to the schools with the highest participation rates (based on school size and total entries per school).
Prizes for this year's challenge go to:
- Lynn Valley Elementary — $1,500 for their Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) to use towards an active transportation initiative, plus the Walk and Roll Trophy and fruit popsicles for the entire school
- Montroyal Elementary — $1,000 for their PAC to use towards an active transportation initiative
- Eastview Elementary — $500 for their PAC to use towards an active transportation initiative
- Highlands Elementary — $500 for their PAC to use towards an active transportation initiative
Congratulations, and well done!
Why an active transportation challenge?
We designed the Walk and Roll School Challenge to help promote a healthy, active lifestyle for students, and inspire the next generation of residents to consider active transportation the norm and not the exception.
Walking and cycling are more economical than driving a vehicle, have less impact on our environment, and help promote safer streets and neighbourhoods.