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February is Winter Walk Month – Let’s get moving this winter

For Immediate Release
January 31, 2024

GUELPH, Ontario – February is Winter Walk Month and February 7, 2024, is Winter Walk Day. Winter Walk Day is celebrated the first Wednesday of February each year and encourages students and staff to walk or wheel to and from school.

On February 7, 2024, and throughout the month, we’re encouraging students and staff to get moving whether it be walking or rolling to or from school or getting moving during breaks, there are so many fun activities you can participate in during the month.

This year, the Upper Grand District School Board will join schools across Ontario for Winter Walk Month and Winter Walk Day. Participating UG schools will be celebrating by organizing special events on Winter Walk Day and throughout the month of February. For schools with bused students, schools can encourage students and staff to walk around the school yard during break times. UG schools wishing to participate can register their celebrations and events with Ontario Active School Travel.

Some activities that schools or families can participate in, include:

If you participate in Winter Walk Day, let us know what you find on your journey using #WinterWalkDay and by tagging us on X (@ugdsb) and Instagram (UpperGrand).

For more information about winter walk day or more activities, visit the Ontario Active School Travel website.

Let’s get moving!

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