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Winter Walk Day

 

 

 

 

Winter is still a great time to walk and be outside! Schools and youth groups are invited to
walk at school or around the neighbourhood, walk to school, or go for a hike on Winter Walk
Day. Don’t let cold, wind, snow or rain keep folks from heading out for a walk. If they dress
properly and practice winter safety, they’re ready to go! Walking is fun when you walk
together. It’s good for our bodies because of the extra physical activity. It’s good for the Earth
if you walk as transportation because it cuts down on the number of polluting cars on our
streets.

You may hold your Winter Walk Day on any day in February and register for it at
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WinterWalk2018. When registering for Winter Walk Day
2018, your school or group commits to the following 4 steps:

1. Choose a day in February as Winter Walk Day
2. Promote the event to participants
3. Educate participants on winter walking safety
4. Tell us how the event went on the Evaluation Survey that we’ll email to you at the end of February

By completing all these 4 steps your school/group will be
automatically entered to win one of two $50 MEC gift cards.
And if you send us a picture or two of your event to share on
our website, your school/group’s name will be entered in the
draw twice!

To help you in your Winter Walk Day promotion efforts, the
following documents are available (in English and French)
on our website https://ecologyaction.ca/winter-walk-day:

• 8.5 x 11 inch flyer/poster template
• Template to use for announcements, in newsletters, etc.
• Winter Walking Safety tip sheet
• NS Curriculum Links (grades P to 6)

For more information on this event, please feel free to contact us:
Natalia Diaz-Insense & Stephanie Johnstone-Laurette
Youth AT Coordinators
902-442-0209 (Mainland NS) or 902-562-5371 (Cape Breton & Eastern NS)
walk@ecologyaction.ca or stp-cb@ecologyaction.ca

Winter Walk Day is a partnership of the Ecology Action Centre, Heart & Stroke Walkabout
and Recreation NS – Take The Roof Off Winter.

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