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Save the date—August 23

Take time for Take a Walk Day!

Last year, over 5,000 people across the province took part in the sixth annual Take a Walk Day. Here’s what some of our participants had to say about the event.

Participants taking a walk

“Syncrude participated in Take a Walk Day as a way to promote physical activity and overall health among our employees and contractors. We have so many different jobs across our organization, some quite physically demanding and others more sedentary, so it was a great way to get people moving and aware of how walking can maintain good back health, and general health. Our employees and contractors who took part had a great time. Some teams took a walk together at lunch, others got their families involved in the evening and some celebrated the day with social gatherings. We look forward to participating again this year!”

Cathy Yakimc, WCB administrator, Syncrude

“Back strains and sprains are among the more common injuries in our industry, so we appreciate any opportunity to promote the importance of staying active. Our Calgary and Edmonton branches took part in Take a Walk Day for the first time last year. It was a great success. We’re looking forward to taking part again this year and in the years to come!”

Anthony Feltham, safety specialist, Flynn Group of Companies

“What a great way to get moving! This will be the fourth year ATCO has taken part in Take a Walk Day, to support and raise awareness for health and wellness across our business. We always get excellent participation from our team across Alberta!”

Melody Mateev, health and safety coordinator, ATCO Electric

Join us!

Every Albertan is encouraged to register for Take a Walk Day for a chance to win some great prizes. There is no specific time or distance required to participate—all you need to do on August 23 is walk. Register today! Your back will thank you.


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