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Be active and stay healthy with Walk On program

March 12, 2019

FORT McMURRAY — Residents living in Fort McMurray and the surrounding Wood Buffalo region who are looking to continue staying active this year are invited to participate in Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) free Walk On program.

The Walk On program operates out of MacDonald Island Park, Anzac and Conklin.

Participants walk on a track based on their individual abilities and all walking speeds are welcome. Any form of physical activity is beneficial and has been shown to play a huge role in preventing and managing chronic disease, such as diabetes. Participants also build muscle strength and flexibility, reducing the odds of falling or injury.

AHS’ Fort McMurray Wellness Team and Population and Public Health offer these programs in collaboration with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Strollers and walkers are welcome. Participants are asked to bring walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

  • Fort McMurray’s Walk On the Island Program (for Albertans 55+), in partnership with the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, St. Aidan’s Society and Second Cup, runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at MacDonald Island Park (1 C.A. Knight Way). Free bus transportation is available for Golden Years Society members. Call 780-743-4088 to register for a ride. Coffee to follow at Second Cup.
  • Anzac’s Walk On the ARC Program, in partnership with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Anzac Recreation Centre (237 Stony Mountain Rd).
  • Conklin’s Walk On the Multiplex, in partnership with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Conklin Multiplex (244 Northland Dr).

Registration is not required. Please check in with the front desk upon arrival.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

For media inquiries, contact:

Logan Clow
AHS Communications
780-833-3618