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Winter Walk Day

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Wellness

Winter Walk Day

Winter Walk Day is an annual event that takes place in February. Organizations and individuals organize walk events across Canada to encourage outdoor activity during the winter months.

The City of Calgary has participated in Winter Walk Day since 2007 with staff across The City taking part in either the walk with senior City leadership or as individuals, teams and business units.

Winter Walk Day 2018

On Feb. 7, The City of Calgary will join groups from across the country in its 11th annual Winter Walk Day.

There are two ways you can get in on the fun

  • Join our City Manager and members of Council for a walk down Stephen Avenue. We’ll meet in the Atrium of the Municipal Building at 12:10 p.m.
  • Ask your business unit’s Wellness Ambassador if they have a walk planned or organize one with some colleagues at a time that works best for you. Group walks that are currently scheduled include:

 

​Location Time Meeting Point Walk Details Contact Person
Rocky Mountain Plaza 12:00 p.m. Lobby near Tim Horton's Towards Prince's Island Park along the river and back Christina Snyder
Municipal Building 12:00 p.m. Bear statue in the atrium To Bankers Hall and back Brittany Jones
Andrew Davison Building 12:00 p.m. Outside ADB main floor lobby St. Patrick's Island along the Bow River Pathway and back Cynthia Spletzer
Village Square Leisure Centre 11:30 a.m. East Entrance of VSLC Across 52 Street NE to Cecil Swanson School and back Gennie Liu
Cliff Bungalow 10:00 a.m. Photocopier To Phil & Sebastian's on 4th Street and back Margaret Daniel
Calgary Housing West District Office 12:00 p.m. Staff entrance Walk throughout the neighborhood Amalie Ramcharan
City Links - Senior Service Home Maintenance 10:00 a.m. Front doors of building Walk through lower half of Burnsland cemetery Tessa Gibson
Thornhill   10:00 a.m. Front entrance of the Health Centre/Library By the pool and down to the fire station and back Ashley Thiessen
Manchester 12:15 p.m. Water Centre west doors  Along the pathway Patty Grant
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary 12:10 p.m. Back patio of Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Main loop of Inglewood Bird Sanctuary  Jessica Cromwell
Glenmore Landing  12:15 p.m.  McDonald's at Glenmore Landing Around Glenmore Resevoir  Maria Marshall
Ad Valorem  12:00 p.m. Atrium Along the paths in front of the building  Kristen Almhjell

Whatever you decide to do on Winter Walk Day, take pictures and send them to us! Email your selfies or group pictures to myCity@calgary.ca. We’d love to share your experience on Winter Walk Day with others!

Walking is one of the easiest ways to keep active and stay healthy during those dark winter months. Just a short walk can help relieve stress and improve your day.

Fresh minds and healthy bodies support creativity in our work and make us more resilient.

Walking resources

Winter walking safety tips - Learn how to walk safely on snow and ice

Walking and wellness - Find tips to fit walking in to your day and learn how it can improve your health

Just move - Learn how you can fit physical activity into your workday

Cycling and walking route maps - Visit The City’s interactive Pathways, Trails and Bikeways map for detailed trail information – including snow and ice control or download the print map to plan your route on the go!

Uwalk - This resource is focused on empowering people to be active through walking. Walk to decrease tension, improve your mood and increase your energy levels. Find great resources for yourself, your team, family and community.