Walk And Ride In Essex County

(LaSALLE, ON) – On Tuesday, May 31, the annual CWATS Community Celebrations, encouraging residents of all ages to Walk. Ride. County Wide, will begin in LaSalle at 12:30pm at the Vollmer Complex.

Residents off all ages are welcome to walk or ride their bicycles with local leaders at any of the 30-minute events, in honour of Essex County’s 20-year commitment to active transportation, and to celebrate the benefits of active transportation, such as health and well-being, environmental sustainability, personal and community safety, and community cohesion and prosperity.

“These events are great way for the residents to come out and celebrate the CWATS charter and our commitment to ensuring county-wide active transportation,” said Jane Mustac, manager of transportation planning for the County of Essex.

Event participants will be treated to refreshments and will also have the opportunity to collect a CWATS celebration t-shirt or water bottle. Participants can also enter a draw for their chance to win a Fitbit personal activity tracker wrist band.

This year’s CWATS celebrations are due in part to sponsorship from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Windsor-Essex, in addition to the support from the CWATS committee, the County of Essex, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, and the Windsor-Essex Communities in Motion.

Additional community celebrations will successively follow in Kingsville on June 1 at 10:00am at the Carnegie Arts and Visitors Centre, in Lakeshore on June 1 at 1:00pm at the Atlas Tube Centre, in Tecumseh on June 2 at 10:00am at McAuliffe Park, in Essex on June 2 at 1:30pm at the Essex Sports Centre, in Leamington on June 3 at 10:00am at the Town Hall, and in Amherstburg on June 3 at 1:30pm at Toddy Jones Park.

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