Wear Yellow Day

Register your school today!

Registration is extended to March 13, 2020!

Wear Yellow Day (WYD) is a celebration and awareness raising event about active and sustainable school travel. Students, parents, and staff are encouraged to wear yellow; and to walk or wheel to and from school. Not only is this a great way to be physically active, it also helps decrease our carbon footprint.

Last school year, nearly 10,000 Hamilton students participated in WYD events. Let’s try to beat this number! So be sure to register your school. This year, there’s added incentives to participate in WYD events, thanks to funding from the Ontario Government:

  • Registered Schools will receive  a reusable trip tracker poster
  • Schools will receive a participation certificate
  • Participating schools will be put into a draw for prizes

Upcoming Wear Yellow Days:


Grand Prize

  • Participate in all 6 WYD in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, addition to one Bike to School Day (Winter or Spring) and your school will be entered to win Ride Smart Program for 3 classes at your school

Additional Prizes

  • $250 for gym equipment for your school (4 available)
  • 1 Reflective safety light for every student at your school
  • 1 Bike bell for every student at your school
  • 1 Bike pump & fixit tools for your school (10 available)

Most Creative WYD Photo

  • After school bike tune-up session & helmet, bike lights and bells for all students who attend

Submit your pictures and participation numbers to schooltravelplanning@hamilton.ca or share your photos on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag: #WYDHamOnt

  • Include participant numbers
  • Provide principal’s contact information and name of school