One Day One School Launch & Decorated Sneaker Parade at Elsie Roy School - May 10th, 2007
Thursday May 10th, 8 - 9 AM, Rain or Shine
Elsie Roy School Sidewalk, 150 Drake Street in Yaletown
Thursday May 10th marks the launch of the City of Vancouver's ONE DAY ONE SCHOOL pilot program to celebrate walking, biking or scooting to school. This initiative aims to help make Vancouver the cleanest, greenest, healthiest city in the world by encouraging students to walk to school instead of using the car.
Students are invited to decorate a pair of sneakers and walk to school on May 10th and again for SNEAKER DAY on May 11th. Prizes will be given to the best decorated sneakers - but students must walk to school in order to qualify for the contest.
Vancouver School Board Trustees, City of Vancouver Council members and staff will be present for this event. Let's show our city how proud we are of our school and community.
Healthy breakfast items, juice, hot chocolate and coffee will be available for everyone to enjoy. In addition, "Best Walking Routes Maps", which have been developed as part of this program, will be distributed.The City of Vancouver developed the One Day One School pilot program to support school communities that would like to make it easy and safe for children to walk, bike, or even bus or carpool to school. The One Day One School pilot program is currently working in 10 elementary schools to take the internationally recognised Way To Go! Program (available for free to all schools in the province) and build upon it by supporting the school communities in the efforts.