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NWTRPA Walking Challenge Temporary Name Change

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The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) would like to apologize for the harm caused by the NWTRPA’s walking challenge’s former name, ‘Walk to Tuk’. For 2022, the name of NWTRPA’s annual winter walking challenge will temporarily be changed to ‘the NWTRPA Walking Challenge’, until participants and NWT residents can be consulted to determine an appropriate name and direction for the flagship event.

Read the full statement from the NWTRPA Board below:

NWTRPA Walking Challenge Temporary Name Change 18 January 2022
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