Last year Healthy Families BC, Legacies Now 2010 and the Province of British Columbia combined their efforts to host a fun, interactive and educational walking challenge designed to promote and improve health through one of the best medicines known to man: Physical Activity!
From August 8th to September 19th, BC residents were challenged to “Walk to Win” in a six-week contest that encouraged walking, mapping and sharing favourite walking routes as well as pictures along the way.
Families or individuals won amazing BC getaway trips, bikes, fitness passes, footwear gift certificates and much more during the AMAZING event. It was so successful that 179 communities throughout BC actively participated! In addition, 5 communities were awarded $10,000 each to improve the walkability of their communities and 1 community won the grand prize of $50,000 dollars to improve their trails and access to physical activity opportunities!
An AMAZING flipbook was created based on the stories, maps, pictures and videos submitted throughout the event. The flipbook acts as a fun and interactive scrap album and it also functions as a “how-to” guide for individuals, groups, or communities wanting to host a successful walking challenge.
To view this incredible book, find out who the winners were and learn about some of the beautiful physical activity opportunities this province has to offer, please click on the link below.
PS. Walking is man's best medicine ~ Hippocrates (460 BC - 377 BC).
Keep Positive, Keep Smiling, and Keep MOVING!