Hello everyone. We are thankful that 2020 is over, and it is time once again to start preparing for our Provincial Walkathon. I will be putting the packages for our 2021 Walkathon together very soon. Club participation last year was down substantially from 2019, due to Covid 19. I am hopeful that 2021 will be a better year and more clubs will be able to participate.
This event is meant to encourage all the members of our Seniors Clubs across Saskatchewan to get moving after a long winter. For six weeks your club members will keep track of their daily physical activities using a formula supplied in the information your club will receive. At the end of six weeks your information will be remitted to the event coordinator and tabulated to see the winning results. Because of the way the calculations are done every club has the same opportunity. All of this information will be available in June. It is still uncertain if we will be able to have a convention this year. If not, I will mail the certificates to the winners in each category for the 2020 Walkathon and the 2021 Walkathon.
It is called a walkathon but other forms of exercise are acceptable. Cycling, swimming and bowling just to name a few. Also using a treadmill is an acceptable form of exercise. The Participaction website has a list of 150 activities that you may find useful as well. https://www.participaction.com/en-ca. Our Walkathon is all about having fun and getting healthy.
The dates for the 2021 Walkathon will be the same as 2020, April 1st to May 15th. Club totals must be in no later than May 25th. I will be mailing out packages to the clubs at the end of February. If you do not receive a package and are interested in joining in the walkathon, or have questions please contact me at one of the forms of communication listed below.
Let’s try to find a way to keep moving even in these strange times!!!
Treasurer, St. Joseph Seniors Club
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
phone – 306-980-8151 or 306-422-8487
mail – St. Joseph Seniors Club
PO Box 248
St. Louis, SK.