Stettler outpacing Ponoka in Walk’n’Roll challenge

Town calls on residents to log their walks

As the final month of the Walk ‘n’ Roll Challenge begins, the pressure is on to pull ahead of Stettler in this friendly challenge and claim the victory title for Ponoka.

While the race has been a close one between Ponoka and Stettler through the summer, Stettler is currently in the lead. The combined number of trips made by both communities so far totals just over 10,000.

How the Challenge Works

The Walk ‘n’ Roll Challenge encourages all residents to park your car this summer and walk or roll to your destination instead. Residents are then asked to register each ‘to’ and ‘from’ trip online at www.ponoka.ca. Just scroll down the page until you see ‘Walk ‘n’ Roll Challenge.’ With each ‘to’ and ‘from’ trip that you register, your name will be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

A trip can include walking to work or walking home to get lunch, biking to an appointment, walking the golf course instead of using a cart, rollerblading to the store, and any other activity for which you would normally use a car or motorized vehicle.

You can even walk to our Day in the Park summer festival on August 18 in Centennial Park and log that as a trip in the Walk ‘n’ Roll Challenge. Walking to Centennial Park and back home again counts as two trips. Day in the Park offers many fun and free activities for all ages including games, face painting, a Saskatoon pie baking contest, children’s entertainer Mary Lambert, an outdoor movie in the park, and fireworks over the River Valley to finish the night off.

Register at www.ponoka.ca

The community that logs the most trips by Aug. 31 will win bragging rights and a Walk ‘n’ Roll Challenge trophy. And let’s not forget that the Mayor and Council of the losing community will have to wear the winning community’s Jr. B hockey jerseys to a Council meeting this fall. So let’s take up the challenge Ponoka, and get out there and log as many trips as we can this month so Stettler has to wear our Ponoka hockey jerseys to their Council meeting this fall.

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