International Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Day is an annual global event held on the first Wednesday in October.

Since 1999, Active & Safe Routes to School Peterborough has joined millions of children, parents and community leaders from over 40 countries around the world in organizing community-wide Walk to School Day events!

Each year, ASRTS celebrated the day with a local school, where students and staff join Elmer the Safety Elephant, local police officers, Cool Captain Climate, and other community members for an outdoor assembly and walk around the block.

Local schools are invited to host their own iWALK. Promotional materials can be found on Ontario Active School Travel’s  Walk to School Month page. To learn more about this global event, visit the official International Walk to School Month website.

Contact Information

Jaime Akiyama, Coordinator, Transportation and Urban Design Programs, GreenUP
Phone: 705-745-3238 ext 210
Fax: 705-745-4413


GreenUP, City of Peterborough, Peterborough Public Health, Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario, Crossing Guards of Peterborough, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Peterborough Community Police.