People encouraged to join Winter Walk Day on Wednesdays

Join thousands of other Albertans for Winter Walk Day on Wednesday.

Join thousands of other Albertans for Winter Walk Day on Wednesday.

Schools, community groups, workplaces and individuals are encouraged to walk for at least 15 minutes that day in the annual event.

Participants can register on the website www.shapeab.com and then record minutes after their walks. A Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WinterWalkDay, has been created to get ideas and encourage people to take part.

Red Deer College students and staff will be participating on campus as part of its Be Fit For Life campaign.

The event is sponsored by Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere (SHAPE), an Alberta non-profit organization promoting active, safe routes to schools programs and encouraging children to walk or ride bikes to school.