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International Walk to School Week

This week is International Walk to School Week. During this time, children from kindergarten through Grade 12 will be able to ride free on transit (must have a valid GoCard). So it is a great time to explore alternative ways for your kids to get to school. Maybe they can walk the whole way, maybe they take transit for part and walk the rest. There are lots of options.

Not comfortable with the idea of your kids walking to school? Talk to some of your neighbors and see if a group of kids can walk together, maybe one of the parents could walk with them.

Walking to school is better for your child’s physical and mental health, it builds confidence and independence and reduces the amount of traffic around the schools (which makes all kids safer).

For more information visit HASTe BC.

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