Thank you for participating in Winter Walk Day

Lakeview Council & School Travel Planning Committee thank all of our school friends for joining us in our winter walk day! We were grateful for the nice weather and the wonderful turn out! Children know that using active transportation to and from school is part of a healthy lifestyle, it’s good for the environment and it makes them feel happier. A recent Ontario study indicated that a whopping 42% of children are driven to school. Thank you to our special guests: PHIZ, Ottawa Fire Services and Paramedics, City Councillor Mark Taylor and Trustee Kavanagh for being a part of this event and supporting safe and active transportation in our community. Check out City Councillor Mark Taylor’s photos from the day and more photos below!

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Lakeview’s Winter Walk Day – February 10

Walk to school with us on Lakeview’s 2nd Winter Walk Day! As part of Lakeview’s Active Transportation initiative, we are asking students and families to walk to school on the morning of February 10! Walk all or even part of the way. Walkers will be greeted at school by Phiz, the Beaver, Ottawa Public Health’s mascot and receive fun give-aways. For our parents and caregivers, Council will be offering free Equator Organic coffee to warm you up! Help support physical activity, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and reduce traffic around our school by Walking to School!

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Winter Walk Day a Success!

The School Travel Planning Committee would like to thank everyone that took part in Lakeview’s 1st Winter Walk Day held last week Tuesday! It was a beautiful morning to walk to school and students and parents were greeted with special treats – hot chocolate, stickers and bracelets, as well as Fire and Police personnel who were monitoring traffic and safety for our walkers. And, Phiz the Beaver, Ottawa Public Health’s mascot led students around the school yard in a parade! We hope everyone had fun and will try to continue to use more active transportation to get to/from school. To learn more about this initiative, visit the Safe Routes to School website.

Winter Walk Day – Tuesday February 10

Come out and walk to school with us on Tues. Feb. 10 for Lakeview’s 1st Winter Walk Day!  As part of our school travel planning initaitive, Lakeview PS is having a Winter Walk Day!  Students and families are encouraged to walk to school all, or even part of the way.  Walkers will be greeted at school by Phiz, the Beaver and Ottawa Fire & Police Service who will also be monitoring and enforcing safety on our routes to school.  There will be giveaways, free Equator Organic coffee (for parents) and a small march around the school yard to mark this first Winter Walk Day.

Poster for winter walk day February 10, 2015