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INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7

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INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7

MONTREAL,† OCTOBER 1,† 2009󆆆† In an effort to encourage students to pursue healthy and physically active lifestyles,† the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) will participate in a simple but exciting activity, a Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October, 7, 2009.††† It will begin at 7:30 a.m.,† with† one walk starting from†† N.D.G. Park, at the corner of Marcil and Cote St. Antoine, and another††† beginning at 8:30 a.m. from Confederation Park at the corner of† Kensington and Fielding.

Participants in the International Walk to School Day are the† students and parents from† the EMSBís Royal Vale , St. Monica,† Willingdon† and Elizabeth Ballantyne schools and two† private schools, Lower Canada College and Centennial Academy.† Students who participate will walk to school with their parents or be dropped off at one of† the† designated† starting points.

Both the† N.D.G .YMCA and Montreal Police Station 11 have† joined the event as community partners. The police have in fact planned the walking routes.† There will be animated activities and supervision, both in the parks and throughout the walk . The community partners confirmed are the† N.D.G. YMCA, …co-quartier N.D.G, McGill University (Physical Education and Health Faculty), PNDG (PREVENTION NDG)† and† Police Station 11.†The police are especially important as they plan and supervise the walking routes by car.† Dan Laxer, an EMSB parent, will †broadcast live on CJAD† as he walks.

Schedule

Meeting Place

Meeting Time

Walk Commences

Royal Vale

N.D.G Park

7:15

7:30

LCC

N.D.G .Park

7:15

7:30

Centennial Academy

N.D.G. Park

7:15

7:30

Willingdon

Confederation Park

8:15

8:30

St. Monica

Confederation Park

8:15

8:30

Elizabeth Ballantyne

Patricia Park

8:15

8:30

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca