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Heartsmart expands to Flight Path

Kenny Podmore (right) stands with James Bogusz from the Victoria Airport Authority at one of the new Heartsmart signs which were installed along the multi use path around the airport. - Devon MacKenzie/News staff
Kenny Podmore (right) stands with James Bogusz from the Victoria Airport Authority at one of the new Heartsmart signs which were installed along the multi use path around the airport.
— image credit: Devon MacKenzie/News staff

New signage along the airport’s nine kilometre Flight Path reminds users of the importance of keeping fit and healthy.

Sidney Town Councillor Kenny Podmore first introduced the Heartsmart Walk along the Sidney Waterfront a few years ago.

“The Heartsmart walk is a way to promote health and wellness and I thought the new Flight Path was a natural fit,” said Podmore, explaining when the Victoria Airport Authority built the new path, he approached them to consider doing the same.

“We were honoured to be asked to participate in this and we started talking about installing the signage late last year. The signs went in about a month ago and we have already had great response,” said James Bogusz from the Airport Authority, adding that the signs are multi-purpose.

“They have kilometre markers, the Heartsmart logo and a list of trail etiquettes all in one,” he said.

The Flight Path is also located fairly close to a section of the Heartsmart walk in Sidney that can be accessed from the trail down Weiler Avenue and over the highway pedestrian overpass, explained Podmore.

Bogusz said the airport authority will upgrade the path over the years and are currently looking at the idea of benches along the route, although nothing is set in stone yet.

“The partnership between the Town of Sidney and the Airport is strong and we plan to continue projects like these,” he said.

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

 

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