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 who participated in Urban Poling leadership training, spring 2018

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. Two community walking training sessions have been scheduled for fall 2018. To learn more about these sessions, visit our seminars/workshops page.

Current Community League Walking Programs

Let's start walking! #LeagueWalk

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

 

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

 

Additional Resources

 

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