WALK the WORLD in one Afternoon
Walking is Canada’s number one sport and activity and Thunder Bay is doing its part to encourage this healthy habit. For the first time, EcoSuperior and community partners are launching a festival dedicated to walking. WALKstock, Thunder Bay’s Festival of Walking is planned for Sunday, June 10 from 12 noon to 4 pm at the International Friendship Garden at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Waterloo Street.
WALKstock will show you how to find a group to walk with, discover new walking routes using the International Friendship Garden as a hub, expand your walk with creative pursuits, learn stretches to make your walk pain-free and loads more! Admission is free, and there will be interactive displays, food, and wandering minstrels. We hope to see all ages come out, bring a picnic lunch, a water bottle, and walk with new and old friends.
Walking is good for our environment and for our health. It’s also good for connecting with nature, expanding a spiritual practice, boosting creativity and making friends. Make a date to go for a walk.
Folks are encouraged to carpool or take Thunder Bay Transit to WALKstock. Thunder Bay Transit’s Route #10 Northwood serves stops?#1253 and #1246.
For more information on WALKshops or the WALKstock Festival of Walking contact Ashley at EcoSuperior at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s our list of participating groups:EcoSuperior (presenting organization),Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Little Lions Waldorf Child & Family Centre, Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory, City of Thunder Bay-EarthCare, WAYfinder Trails & Recreation, Lakehead Chinese Folk Music and Dance, Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority, Northern Hearts - Walk with Doc, Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, Evergreen a United Neighbourhood, Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority, Seek Adventures + Tours, The Dog Classroom, Lappe Nordic Ski Club, Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre, Thunder Bay Public Library, TOPS, Crime Prevention Council, Thunder Bay District Health Unit and Walkability Thunder Bay. We’ve also got a group of fitness instructors who will be leading stretches, gait analysis and walk workouts with participants