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Winter Walk Day is Wednesday, February 5, 2020!

Schools across the province will be participating in Winter Walk Day on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

A great way to celebrate active winter travel is by holding an activity or event in your school community. Visit Ontario Active School Travel’s website for activity ideas and resources to help you plan and promote your Winter Walk Day events.

Register your school’s activities for a chance to win a prize!

Schools can share their Winter Walk Day experiences on Twitter using hashtags #WinterWalkDay and #emcHalton.

Follow us @EMCHalton to keep up to date on Winter Walk Day and much more!

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Winter Safety Tips for Active Travel

It’s important to stay safe when actively travelling during the winter months.

Check out the tips below that will help make your winter travels safer!

  • Monitor the weather forecast and plan ahead accordingly.
  • Dress in layers so you are prepared for the changing weather.
  • Wear bright or reflective gear so you can be seen by drivers, cyclists, and other walkers.
  • Choose insulated footwear that have a non-slip tread sole.
  • Scan for hazards like black ice that can be hard to see.
  • Walk on designated and clear paths.
  • Step – don’t jump from vehicles, stairs, curbs, bikes, scooters and other equipment.
  • Don’t walk with your hands in your pockets – this reduces the ability to use your arms for balance if you do slip.
  • Make sure your backpack isn’t too heavy – shifting weight may cause you to lose your balance.
  • Stay hydrated – walking with heavy clothing and through snow is physically demanding, make sure to drink plenty of water.

Follow us on Twitter for daily tips and information about active travel! @EMCHalton

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Check out our 2019-20 Walk & Roll Events Calendar!

To help keep you motivated to use active transportation all year long, we have created an event calendar that highlights specific holidays, events and activities that you can participate in with fellow community members and stay active together!

We are always adding new events, so check back often!

Got room on your fridge? A printable version of the calendar is also available.

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Are you close enough to actively travel to your destination?

Our new interactive Walk & Roll Map application allows students, parents, and school administrators, to find their school on a map and estimate how long it would take for them to walk or bike to school.

Input your destinations into our Walk & Roll Map and see if they are any active travel options you can utilize.

You’re closer than you think! 

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