Community challenged to get active for Canada 150
For Canada’s 150th birthday, there is a challenge for Drumheller residents to get active.
The community is tackling the ParticipACTION 150 Playlist. Rose Poulson, seniors coordinator for Town of Drumheller, explains that ParticipACTION has compiled a list of 150 activities to have an active 150th birthday year for Canada. There is everything from canoeing to hiking. In Drumheller, they are hoping to tackle a number of these activities to celebrate Canada 150 and also be a vibrant active community.
To kick off the playlist, Drumheller is once again participating in Winter Walk Day. This is the 10th anniversary of the event and Drumheller is getting ready to show its spirit.
This year, Winter Walk Day is set to go on Wednesday, February 1. This is a province-wide event that encourages Albertans to participate in at least 15 minutes of outdoor activity. Poulson is helping to organize locally and says the town has participated for the last six years.
She already is working with a number of groups and schools to get the community out for Winter Walk Day.
She is inviting seniors to come to the Badlands Community Facility to walk on the track at 10 a.m., along with the Drumheller Dragons. Then at 12:15 p.m., the community walk will depart from the Badlands Community Facility. She is hoping for 150 participants.
She is also inviting schools in the area, as well as other groups to participate. They are issuing a workplace challenge and asking businesses to participate for bragging rights as the most active workplace in the community.
This year she says the community is challenging the Town of Fort MacLeod to see who can have the best participation in Winter Walk Day. She encourages those who are interested in participating to go to www.shapeab.com and register for winter walk day to have your steps counted, or email your number of participants and minutes walked to firstname.lastname@example.org
They are in the planning process for even more activities to cross off the playlist. On Friday, February 10, the Drumheller Curling Club is joining by offering a Friday Fun Drop-in Curling Night at 7 p.m. This is open to novice and experienced players alike. Members will be on hand to share tips on how to play, and there will be equipment available.
The playlist challenge continues on Thursday, February 16 as the pickleball group will be hosting a demonstration where people can come and try out the sport and have some fun.
Look for more Canada 150 activities coming up throughout the year.
Winter Walk Day will be held Wednesday, February 1 to kick of Drumheller ParticipACTION 150 Playlist. Seniors are invited to walk at 10 a.m. at the BCF , and then at 12:15 p .m., the community walk heads out.