Active School Travel to Reduce Chronic Disease, Increase Happiness
WINNIPEG, March 16 /CNW/ - Media are advised that at a press conference today Green Communities Canada will formally launch the national phase of a comprehensive program designed to make it easier and safer for Canadian children to walk and bike to school. With federal funding now in place, the organization will be joined by government representatives, stakeholders, funders and research partners to launch the School Travel Planning program as it expands to communities in every province and territory in Canada. A photo opportunity of school children and community members walking together will follow the announcement.
Green Communities Canada is a national association of non-profit organizations that deliver innovative, practical environmental solutions to Canadian households and communities.
What: Public announcement of national expansion of Green Communities
Canada's School Travel Planning program
When: Today, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CST
Where: Carpathia School, 300 Carpathia Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Who: Jacky Kennedy, Director, Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada
Holly Mackie, Principal, Carpathia School
Jackie Sneesby, Board Chair, Winnipeg School Division
Jackie Avent, Coordinator, Active & Safe Routes to School
Program, Resource Conservation Manitoba
Dr. Jon Kerner, Chair, Primary Prevention Action Group, Canadian
Partnership Against Cancer
Dr. Catherine O'Brien, Researcher, Cape Breton University
Following the program, there will be a media Q & A with speakers, funders and designated Carpathia School students.
Visitor parking is available on the adjacent Carpathia Road and Lockwood Street. Please use the school's northeast door at 300 Carpathia Road.
SOURCE Green Communities Canada
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