Family Snow Shoe event – Feb. 8

Carrol’s Corner Community Centre has a Family snow shoe event scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 8th starting at 1 pm. Anne Warburton will start the session with a bit of an information session on snowshoes and the history, different types, etc. Anne will then take folks outside and show everyone how to properly put on and fit their snowshoes before heading off for a walk on our “Mastodon Trail”.

The event will finish up with some hot chocolate, snacks, and a few draws for ‘swag’ we have. The Centre has also ordered a snowshoe kit which Anne will use to demonstrate the traditional weaving used in these shoes.

For further information, please contact:  merridyranking@gmail.com

Walktober Update

We are one week into the Walktober challenge across campus. Here are some updates:

 1) We have 26 teams registered for the Walktober challenge. This is AMAZING – kudos to everyone for participating! 

2) On October 18, 2014  Dalhousie will be hosting a Tiger Fun Run/Walk during Dalhousie’s homecoming festivities. This would be a great way to get the family involved and to get your steps in! Here is a link for more information: http://alumni.dal.ca/get-connected/event/homecoming-tiger-fun-run/

3) Over the next week we encourage you to start taking ‘selfies’ while you walk with your team or individually. Use the #Walktober in your tweet and mention #DalhousieU.

4) We have drawn our first weekly prize winner – Danielle MacDougall from Occupational Therapy! Danielle received a ballot for every day she achieved 10,000 steps. Remember to document your steps on http://www.walkaboutns.ca to be entered weekly! 

Inquiries: HealthyDal@Dal.ca

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