Sannich Peninsula residents are invited to take a walk with local doctors during the first Walk With Your Doc event this month.
On May 7, residents at Rest Haven Lodge in Sidney host the walk and hope as many people from the community as possible join them. Rest Haven Foundation Executive Director Brenda Hennigar says Walk With Your Doc events have been going on across the province for five years, but this will be the first in Sidney. The walk is in recognition of the World Health Organization’s Move For Health Day.
“We encourage people to show up at 10 a.m. or visit BCMA.org for more information,” Hennigar said.
The walk is designed to, first, get people out and moving for their health and, second, to get people in the habit of moving more often.
“It’s to get people moving and feeling more healthy.”
Walkers will be joined by Doctors Ambrose Marsh and Rest Haven Lodge’s own Dr. Trottershaw for the short jaunt (approx. 1.5 km) from the Lodge to the nearby Sidney Rose Garden. Hennigar added the walk has partnered with Panorama Recreation Centre as well.
“It’s all about getting people moving,” she concluded.
Walkers and people in wheelchairs are welcome.