photo of people walking with urban poles with the text Community League Walking Program

Find Fitness, Friends, and Fun!

Walking is an activity appropriate for individuals of all ages and most physical fitness levels. One of the best motivators for regular walking is to walk with a group, which makes it a great community program that has the potential to foster holistic community wellness.

 

Some of the benefits of a community walking program include:

  • Improving your physical and psychological health
  • Getting to know others in your neighbourhood
  • Familiarizing yourself with the resources and amenities of your community
  • Appreciating vitamin ‘N’ature
  • Reducing crime by residents being visible on the street
 
Group of people walking with Urban Poles in nature

In 2016, the EFCL received a Recreation and Physical Activity Project Grant from Alberta Culture and Tourism to promote walking programs in community leagues. Through this grant, the EFCL supported 20 community leagues in launching urban poling sessions – a walking workout with poles.

 

The EFCL continues to build leadership and capacity in community league members interested in starting or improving a walking program in their neighbourhood.

 

Our community walking training sessions are over for the year. Check back in 2019. Sessions will be posted on our Seminars/Workshops page.

Current Community League Walking Programs

People walking with Urban Poles with a dog on an outdoor pathway

Aspen Gardens CL

Alberta Avenue CL

Beacon Heights CL

Bellevue CL

Blue Quill CL

Brookview CL

Cloverdale CL

Highlands CL

Laurier Heights CL

Mayfield CL

Newton CL

Oliver CL

Wedgewood CL

Pleasantview CL

Strathcona CL

 

Don't see your league listed? Start your own walking group! 

Additional Resources

Manual & Resource Guide

Rentals

Check out this CTV video and CBC video about the #LeagueWalking program!

 

Thank you to the Edmonton Sport Council and Urban Poling for assisting with the revitalization of the Community League Walking Program.

EFCL Offices:

7103 105 St NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 4G8 Canada

P: +1.780.437.2913
F: +1.780.437.4710

Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 to 4:30