Community League Walking Program
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
In 2016, the EFCL received a Recreation and Physical Activity Project Grant from Alberta Culture and Tourism to promote and support walking programs in community leagues. Through this grant, the EFCL supported 20 community leagues in launching the Urban Poling program – a walking workout with poles.
Two Urban Poling leadership training sessions have been organized for spring 2018. A maximum of 20 spots are available for each session so register early! Contact Chantelle Zimmer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780.437.2913 to learn more.
Training Session for NEW Leaders
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Cloverdale Community League Hall
Community league members who participate in this training session will learn about topics such as urban pole technique, risk management, and route planning and become certified Urban Poling instructors for their community. A maximum of two members per league can register for this session.
Training Session for CURRENT Leaders
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Alberta Avenue Community League Hall
Community league members who were previously trained to lead urban pole walking sessions in their community can participate in a refresher session.
Current community league walking programs
Aspen Gardens CL
Alberta Avenue CL
Beacon Heights CL
Blue Quill CL
Laurier Heights CL
Check out this CTV video about the #LeagueWalking program!