Challenge is within our reach

Kitimat is within a couple of steps of winning its division of the Healthy Families BC Walking Challenge.

Kitimat is within a couple of steps of winning its division of the Healthy Families BC Walking Challenge.

The Challenge began August 8 and ends Monday, September 19 and people are invited to map their walks and share personal experiences online.

The more posts you enter, the more chances you have to win prizes like pedometers, family packs or the grand prize of one of six family trips to a popular destination in British Columbia.

Everyone knows what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle: be physically active, eat nutritious meals, get plenty of sleep, and limit alcohol and eliminate tobacco use – but it takes a commitment to this kind of lifestyle change.

With this challenge, families from across B.C. will be motivated to not only increase physical activity through walking, but also keep up healthy habits as a lifelong commitment.

You can help Kitimat win big, too – just by sharing stories, photos or videos of your favourite walk.

Weekly prizes, such as soccer balls and pedometers, are awarded to communities across BC Grand prizes of cash totalling $100,000 will also be awarded to winning communities at the end of the challenge.

The top five communities in their population size range with the most submissions will each receive $10,000 to support the development of walking trails.

One of the five winning communities will be randomly drawn to receive an additional $50,000.

As of press time Quesnel is leading our population group but Kitimat is only 13 submissions behind. A concerted effort over the remaining two-and-a-half weeks of the contestant could just see us stroll to top spot.

So grab your running shoes, your dog, your child or your friend and hit the trails to win prizes, have fun and embark on a new lifestyle.

Just Google Healthy Families BC Walking Challenge to make your posts and help the cause.


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