Bike to School Week 2019 is May 27-31!

Bike to School Week is the kick-off event to Bike Month, May 27 – June 30, a healthy active living initiative. Students are encouraged to use active forms of transportation such as riding bikes or scooters and walking or rolling to school or bus stops.

Schools that register their activities for Bike to School Week are eligible to win prizes!

New to this year, the City of Burlington and the Town of Oakville will be raffling off outdoor bike pumps to schools that are participating in the event, so be sure to register!

Share your school’s Bike to School Week efforts on Twitter using the hashtags: #biketoschoolHCDSB #biketoschool #EMCHalton

For more information, follow @EMCHalton @HCDSB_eco @EcoSchoolsHDSB on Twitter!

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Bike to School Week 2018 a Huge Success!

Thank you Halton students for helping to make Bike to School Week 2018 so successful!

Bike to School Week began on May 28, and ended on June 1, 2018. An estimated 550 schools participated by biking, walking, and rolling to and from school across Ontario!

School Activities

Schools were encouraged to host their own Bike to School Week activities.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
Students at St. Thomas Aquinas CSS were encouraged through daily announcements over a 2 week period to participate in Bike to School Week. The school generously provided a bike to be raffled off to participants at the end of the week!

Members of the St. Thomas Aquinas CSS environment group the STA GreenRaiders were posted outside of the school each morning during Bike to School Week to give raffle tickets to those students who cycled, walked, and skateboarded to school. As the week progressed, St. Thomas Aquinas noted that they seen an increase in the number of students finding an alternative method of transport to school!

Sarah (pictured below) was the big winner of the new bike! Approximately 70 students participated throughout Bike to School Week at St. Thomas Aquinas CSS.

We would love to hear about any Bike to School Week activities your school participated in! Please send your event details and photos to everymetrecounts@gmail.com.

Halton Prize Winners!

All schools who reported their Bike to School Week activities across Halton were entered into a random prize draw.

Congratulations to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Elementary School (pictured below) for winning a $200 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift card!

Congratulations to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School for winning a school-day trip to Try the Track at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario!

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