YORKTON - June 1 is Walk and Roll Day in Saskatchewan.
“It’s always the first Wednesday in June,” explained Samuel Valesco, organizer of the event at Yorkton Regional High School.
Valesco said the basic idea of the day is a simple one.
“It’s to encourage students to be active,” he said, adding on June 1, they want students arriving at school using active transportation, basically any method not a car or truck.
“Our goal is to have an empty parking lot at school,” he said.
If the students were to abandon their cars, even for a day, it would be a statement on being active, and Valesco said there would be a secondary message too.
“It would help the environment,” he said, adding driving vehicles “has an impact,” citing “the rapid changes in climate,” as a result.