International Walk to School Week
On Saturday, September 27th, 2008 we "Kicked-Off" International Walk to School Week with a FREE, Fun, Family Community Event : Walk and Roll Car Free Day! We are very excited this year to be working with the Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA) to expand our event and host it at the foot of Bernard Avenue from the Sails to Water Street. We are closing Bernard Ave. to cars so that citizens can enjoy a Car Free Atmosphere. We are inviting all residents and visitors to walk, cycle, skateboard, rollerblade or take tranist to the event and participate from: 11 am-3 p.m. Car Free Day is celebrated around the world by millions of people and in Kelowna we are celebrating this day at the start of the week to encourage families, students and commuters to walk , cycle or take transit to work and participate in International Walk to School Week!
Bike to School Week
Bike to School Week (BTSW) is a fun week for students to try biking to school. We are encouraging all schools within the Central Okanagan to participate. Each participating school will receive a separate Prize Package for students and have chances to win free bikes for kids, free bike helmets and prizes. Each BTSW Team Leader will get a free BTWW T-shirt and are invited to attend our free Team Leader Workshop that has a free bike mechanic clinic, great ideas to help you promote biking at your school and a chance to win prizes. Food will be catered by the Okanagan College Culinary Arts.