Burnaby and New Westminster are holding a Walking Festival to promote walking for better health, to re-think how we get around—and to celebrate the WALK30 Burnaby | New West Challenge. The Walking Festival is at Edmonds Community Centre on Saturday May 12, 10:00 – Noon. Enjoy free games, music, food and resources, with a focus on walking in our communities.
Use giant maps to illustrate your favourite walking routes, help create a walking song playlist, and learn about walking clubs and walking safety. Pick up resources from Fraser Health, ICBC and TransLink booths, and check out Parks, Culture and Recreation programs. Enter prize draws for recreation passes and gift cards for local retailers.
A music combo from New Westminster Senior Secondary will jazz things up, children can do crafts, play giant chess, checkers or Jenga, and people of all ages can compete in the three-legged race.
The Walk30 Burnaby | New West Challenge launched April 9 and wraps up May 11. More than 3200 community members and students have been walking to school, work, shop or play, aiming for at least 30 minutes a day for better health. Which City will win the inaugural “WALK30 Challenge Cup”? Come to the Festival to find out!
WALK30 Burnaby | New West partners include the City of Burnaby, City of New Westminster, Burnaby School District 41, New Westminster Schools, Fraser Health, New Westminster Walkers’ Caucus, ICBC and University of the Fraser Valley Kinesiology Program. Funding is provided in part by the Active Communities Grant from the Ministry of Health.
For additional information:
Mariam Larson, Project Coordinator