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Polar Bear Walk

Have fun while fundraising for Arctic wildlife with a Polar Bear Walk

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Polar Bear Walk

Every year, polar bears in Hudson Bay walk up to 5,000 km across the Arctic sea ice in the search for food and to raise their cubs. But the sea ice on which they depend is changing, and in some cases, disappearing altogether.

Sean Hutton was just seven years old when he started the first Polar Bear Walk in 2013. Thousands of primary and secondary students from coast to coast to coast have joined Sean in walking with polar bears, raising more than $10,000 for wildlife.

Get Inspired

Across Canada, students and teachers have been following in the footsteps of Sean Hutton, showing that students can help protect the habitat of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife. This past year, over 50 walks were organized in support of Arctic wildlife.

  • Ancaster ON: Fessenden Elementary School
  • Barrie ON: Sir William Osler Public School
  • Brucefield ON: Huron Centennial Public School\Calgary AB: Nelly McClung School
  • Campbell River BC: Pinecrest Elementary
  • Dartmouth NS: Ian Forsyth Elementary School
  • Guelph ON: École élémentaire catholique St-Noël-Chabanel
  • Hamilton ON: Balaclava Public School
  • Kitchener ON: Pioneer Park Public School
  • Markham ON: Black Walnut Public School, Stonebridge Public School
  • Oak Lake, MB: Oak Lake Community School
  • Ottawa ON: Lady Evelyn Alternative School, Mary Honeywell Elementary School
  • Staynor ON: Clearview Meadows Elementary School
  • Toronto ON: Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave Jr & Sr Public School, Claude Watson School, George Anderson Public School, Malvern
  • Jr. Public School
  • Victoria BC: Strawberry Vale Elementary
  • Whistler BC: Myrtle Philip Community School
  • Whitby ON: St John the Evangelist Catholic School

Key Dates
  • February 27, 2020
    International Polar Bear Day
  • June 26, 2020
    Deadline to record your impact
  • March 27, 2020
    Deadline to request classroom certificate
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