How to Enter

There are two ways to enter the contest. Click on the button below to enter using our online form OR enter using Instagram.


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  2. Enter using Instagram.

To increase your chances of winning, you can enter once every school day via Instagram (Monday to Friday). If you don’t have an Instagram account, ask your parents to post for you!

Anyone who attends a K-12 school in the Capital Regional District (public or independent) can enter the contest! Contest ends 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 1.

Prizes

Enter the contest and you could win:

  • Annual recreation pass for your local rec centre!
  • Reflective back pack from Hershel! Three up for grabs!
  • Lunch for your whole class from Subway!
  • $50 gift certificate to SportChek!

Rules & Guidelines

By participating in the contest, you agree to these guidelines, which specifies that parents have given students consent to use Instagram. By entering the contest, students, parents and guardians agree that Island Health may share entries on Island Health’s social media platforms and other channels.

Parents and Educators

Students must have permission from a parent or guardian to use Instagram. Students are able to restrict who sees their photos by setting posts to private. However, any posts tagged with #way2go or @vanislandhealth will be public.

See Instagram’s tips for parents, and ways to support students who identify as girls and young women in issues they may face on social media at mediasmarts.ca.

Parents! What do you think about active travel to school? Take our quiz.

Educators! How are you helping kids get active on the way to school? Take the survey.

 

 

Tips & Resources

Tookit for educators

Way2Go Overview

Way2Go! is a fun, free, campaign that encourages students their friends and families to choose active travel for all or part of their journey to school. The campaign also celebrates kids, their friends and family members who support active travel.

Most kids are not moving enough – 60 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity are recommended every day. Research also shows that students who identify as girls are less active than those who identify as boys.

Active travel to school is an easy, fun opportunity to experience nature and improve health with friends or independently, and is more beneficial than driving to school for overall health and wellness.