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Walk 'n Roll to School Celebration Week May 15-19

Don Erhardt

Walk ‘n Roll to School Celebration Week is May 15-19!

Once again, UTown@UBC and the UNA have teamed up to promote active, sustainable transportation in our community! Lets celebrate the joys and benefits of active transportation.

We're very happy to announce that we will be coordinating walking school buses from the campus neighbourhoods to both University Hill Elementary and Norma Rose Point Elementary School! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Qiuning Wang. If your child is interested in participating, please drop them off at one of the designated meeting spots at the required time.

During Walk 'n Roll Celebration Week  you can expect lots of fun safety and education initiatives including:

  • Bike safety checks, and a fun obstacle course, courtesy of the AMS Bike Co-op
  • Walk 'n Roll Passport and prizes (download a new passport)
  • Walking School Bus from select campus neighbourhoods (see this year's flyer for program details and Cool Routes to School map)
  • Car Free Day at Norma Rose Point Elementary on May 19. Ortona Road will be closed for vehicular access between 8.00AM-10.00AM. We will host a family-friendly festival for kids and their parents. 

For tips on safe cycling and riding, recommended routes, and more see the attachments below.

Walk 'n Roll to School Meet-up times and locations: 

University Hill Elementary School: 

Walking School Buses: 

  • 8:05 am: Wesbrook Village (Menchie;s) 
  • 8:30 am: Acadia Park Commonsblock
  • 8:40 am: Chancellor Place (Iona Building) 

Bike Train:

  • 8:30 am: Acadia Park Commonsblock 

Norma Rose Point Elementary School: 

  • 8:30 am Wesbrook Village (Menchie's) 
  • 8:30 am Old Barn Community Centre
  • 8:45 am Acadia Park