Two teams of Continuing Education employees took part in SHAPE Alberta’s Winter Walk Day on February 5. Teams registered to walk a minimum of 15 minutes. The temperature that day was -20 degrees C with a wind chill of -30.
SHAPE Alberta is an organization that encourages Albertans to choose safe, healthy and active modes of transportation on a regular basis. This choice promotes health, benefits the environment and reduces traffic congestion. The nonprofit organization promotes Safe and Healthy Routes to School throughout the province.
Due to the extreme cold, the activity could be completed indoors. Continuing Education registered two teams. The indoor team completed a 50-minute walk on MRU’s indoor running track. The intrepid outdoor team walked the periphery of the campus in a 25-minute walk.
Over 140,000 Albertans took part in the 2014 Winter Walk Day event. Congratulations to our cool colleagues – in more ways than one.
– by Karen McCarthy