During the week of May 22-25, we’re challenging all 18 elementary schools in the District to a Walk and Roll Challenge. Students (or their parents) are asked to take photos of themselves walking, biking, or scootering to school and submit them to us via the District website (online content will be live May 7 at dnv.org/walkandroll). Please check out the following link for more information: http://www.dnv.org/property-development/walk-and-roll-school-challenge
One of the District’s long-term sustainability goals is to get more residents walking and cycling to their destinations rather than driving. We’re starting to raise awareness with school-aged kids and their parents this year through a fun contest with some great prizes.
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.
For the first-place school:
- The Walk and Roll Trophy presented to the winning school on May 29 by Mayor Walton. The school will get to display the trophy (and have bragging rights) until the next challenge in 2019.
- Also, on May 29 we’ll send a bike with a trailer full of all-natural fruit juice popsicles for the entire school at recess (exact time TBD).
- A cheque for $1,500 to the winning school’s Parent Advisory Council to use towards an active transportation initiative at their school.
The second-place school will win $1,000, and the third and fourth place schools will win $500 each, for use by their PACs towards an active transportation initiative at their schools.
Students who don’t live close to their schools will be encouraged to participate by getting dropped off a few blocks away and walking, cycling, or scootering the rest of the way.