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Congratulations 2015 Walk to Tuk Participants!

 March 3, 2015
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

Congratulations to ALL the Participants of the 2015 Walk to Tuk

Walk to Tuk is over and the results are in: Over 2,565 people participated in the Walk to Tuk from 24 NWT communities. Of the 188 registered teams, 131 made it to Tuktoyaktuk (1,658 km), logging a grand total of 453,442.4 kilometres. Calculated in hours of exercise Walk to Tuk participants collectively spent over 108,069.25 hours walking!

We are thrilled with the response that we have received this year, not only in the numbers of people and teams that registered, but in the sheer volume of activity logged. On average, each participant accumulated 316 minutes of weekly exercise, which is over double the 150 minutes recommended in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. All this was done during the coldest and darkest time of the year

A draw was held for the prizes on Tuesday, March 3. The winners are:

  • First Air Flight Pass: Darlene Douglas of the Healthy Gliders Team from Fort Simpson; and Katie Weaver of the Wobbly Weavers Team from Yellowknife
  • Team Captain Winner: Anson Chappell of team NAV CAN Tuk Walkers from Yellowknife
  • School Team Prize Winner: We Will School You team from Fort Smith
  • Corporate Team Prize Winner: Silver City Chicks team from Aklavik
  • Community Team Prize Winner: Northeastern Walkers team from Hay River

Sheena Tremblay, NWTRPA’s Active Communities Coordinator, is currently travelling to communities throughout the Dehcho, South Slave and Beaufort-Delta, bringing Walk to Tuk T-shirts to participating teams.

“We are very happy with participation and impressed with how well teams did throughout the last two months.” says Geoff Ray, Executive Director of the NWT Recreation Parks Association.

For details and team status visit: www.nwtrpa.org.