Hike It or Bike It chal­lenge win­ners

Kenora Daily Miner and News - - LOCAL NEWS -

More than 600 peo­ple reg­is­tered for the North­west­ern Health Unit’s Hike It or Bike It chal­lenge in June.

And about 450 of the am­bi­tious souls com­pleted the chal­lenge and had their names in the draw to win var­i­ous prizes. The chal­lenge en­cour­ages peo­ple to keep fit by walk­ing or bik­ing around town in­stead of driv­ing or be­ing driven in a gas-fu­eled ve­hi­cle.

“We were very happy to see so many Hike It or Bike It par­tic­i­pants make the com­mit­ment to leave the car be­hind and get ac­tive on foot or on [two] wheels in­stead of us­ing a car.” said Elaine Fis­cher, health pro­moter with the NWHU, in a me­dia re­lease.

The five lucky bike win­ners were Kyra Vis­i­tor, Wendy Bouchard, Ha­ley Buck­ler, Nicole Martin, and Addy Greer. Group prizes went to Breach for the Stars, Kenora-Rainy River District Child and Fam­ily Ser­vices, and the North­ern Sun News. In­di­vid­ual prize win­ners in­cluded Jen van Zwol, Pa­tri­cia Win­dover, Lori Ger­main Crowe, and Shirley Mur­ray.

Par­tic­i­pants said the month-long chal­lenge kept them ac­count­able and ac­tive through­out June.

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