Mayor Akbal Mund wants Vernon students to walk or bicycle to school.

Mayor Akbal Mund wants Vernon students to walk or bicycle to school.

Vernon urges students to walk to school

The City of Vernon is celebrating International Walk to School Month in October.

The City of Vernon is celebrating International Walk to School Month in October.

As part of the month, the city is partnering with three elementary schools: Ellison Oct. 12, Harwood Oct. 13 and Alexis Park Oct. 14.

“Celebration stations will be set up from 7:45 a.m. until the bell rings for all students who walk, bike, skate, scooter or take the school bus,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, the city’s communications officer.

“These students will enjoy free refreshments at the school’s celebration station and qualify for a chance to win prizes.”

If your school would like to join in the fun or learn how to start a Walking School Bus program, call 250-550-3634. Find more information on the Walking School Bus program here.