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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 to school, have an intentional walk 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, organized by the Ecology Action Centre, on any day in February and register for it here. When registering for Winter Walk Day 2017, 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 how the event went on the Evaluation Survey that will be emailed 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! See the Winter Walk Day Flyer here.

To help you in your Winter Walk Day promotion efforts, the following documents will be emailed to you upon registration:

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

For more information on this event, please go here or feel free to contact:

Natalia Diaz-Insense & Stephanie Johnstone-Laurette, Youth AT Coordinators
Ecology Action Centre
2705 Fern Lane, Halifax NS B3K 4L3
902-442-0209 (Mainland NS) or 902-562-5371 (Cape Breton & Eastern NS) OR

You are welcome to send pictures of your event to the Ecology Action Centre or post them on the Take the Roof-Off Winter Facebook page.

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


If you are a workplace register for winter walk day by sending an email to including your contact information and which day you will doing the walk.

Walkabout Community Groups 

If you are a Walkabout Community Group please send an email to  including your contact information and which day you will doing the walk.

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