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Communities in Action: Winter Walks

Categories: Community engagement, Social connectedness, Physical activity, Inclusion, Community,

Across the province, communities celebrate Winter Walk Day!

February 7th is Winter Walk Day and communities across the province got involved by encouraging residents to get out and get active outdoors! In 2023, almost 150,000 Albertans registered to take part in community walks, spending over 2 million minutes enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Walking is a great way to stay active and mentally well. Bundling up in the colder temperatures for a short stroll around the neighborhood can be a simple yet effective opportunity to connect with others.

Saddle Hills County, Spruce Grove, Okotoks and High River all hosted events this year. Spirit River organized their 8th annual evening Glow Walk, where residents met up after dark to walk, play games and socialize. Everyone was asked to wear bright colors and carry glow sticks to light up the night.

Don’t miss out next year! Schools, groups and individuals can register online to take part and track their steps. University and college campus can host events and post safe routes to explore, similar to what the University of Alberta has shared here.

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