Celebrate health in our community!

Formally known as the Georgian Bay Walk, Run, Pole, this hybrid event brings the community together while inspiring a healthy lifestyle.

From May 1st to May 31st, track your activity (walking, running, poling, swimming, kayaking – however you prefer to move!) and fundraise towards your goal. Join a team or participate solo.

Mark your calendar to join us for an in-person "Meet Up" at one of four sites across our region. We'll move our bodies together to support healthcare in our community.

Register now or sponsor a friend.

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$15,000 raised

$15,000 raised

Kilometres logged

4,190

Hours logged

1,221

Steps logged

10,423,975

Your Goal Can Achieve Wonders

Move Your Way

Move your body with your favourite exercise – walk, run, pole! Get your heart pumping. We're in this together to support health in our community.

Join us for the whole month in our virtual format, join us at one of four in-person Meet Ups throughout the month... or participate in both!

Tracking is Easy

Track your moves with your Strava or Fitbit app - or manually enter your details. Keep track and share your progress throughout the month. Your friends and family can follow along and support your goal.

Make a Difference
With Your Impact

We have a goal of raising $75,000 to upgrade the Bone Mineral Density Testing equipment. This equipment is an important element of a proactive health approach, identifying risk factors for osteoporosis and other bone deterioration conditions.

How it works

1. REGISTER

Sign up and set your movement and "FUNraising" goals as an:

  • Individual
  • Social Team
  • Work Team
  • Family Team

2. SHARE & ASK YOUR FRIENDS TO SUPPORT YOU

Tell everyone that you’re leaving your limits behind and ask for their support to build a healthy community.

3. READY, SET…GO!

Track your activity and challenge yourself throughout the month of May.

4. JOIN A "MEET UP"

Community is powerful - join us for one of FOUR in-person Meet Ups to acknowledge your progress and gather with friends and family. We are moving for a healthy community! Click here to learn more about the Meet Ups.

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Join us for any of the four "Meet Up" sites throughout the region in May

Wednesday, May 1
Parry Sound

Tuesday, May 7
Rosseau

Friday, May 17
Whitestone

Sunday, May 26
Pointe au Baril

FAQs

When does this event start?

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This is a hybrid event! There are two main components: the month-long virtual movement challenge and four in-person Meet Ups that take place at various locations throughout the month.

Virtual Movement Challenge

The virtual component happens between May 1st - May 31th, 2023. This can take place at any location of your choosing!

Set a personal movement goal for the month of May. Sync your fitness device (Fitbit or Strava) to our platform or log-in to record your daily movement. Compete against other participants or members of your team. Get your heart beating and have fun!

In-Person Meet Ups

Community is powerful.

Join us for any of the FOUR in-person Meet Ups taking place throughout the month:
1. Wednesday, May 1, 2024 (time TBC) at the West Parry Sound Health Centre
2. Tuesday, May 7, 2024 (time TBC) at the Rosseau Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic
3. Friday, May 17, 2024 (time TBC) at the Whitestone Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic
4. Sunday, May 26, 2024 (time TBC) at the Pointe au Baril Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic

When can I make my moves?

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Participants can start tracking their movement on May 1st.

Those who register before that date will have their fitness stats reset at midnight on April 30th so we all start fresh together on May 1st!

For the rest of the month, you can walk, run, or MOVE your body however and whenever you'd like! Set a movement goal and track towards that goal throughout May.

What am I fundraising for?

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This year, donations will help update the Bone Mineral Density Testing equipment at WPSHC

Currently there are 2.3 million Canadians living with osteoporosis and even more are living with low bone mass, known as osteopenia. Within their lifetime, at least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will break a bone due to losing bone mass.

Join us in increasing access to high-quality, local testing.

Any pledges collected above and beyond our goal will be designated to the next highest priority of the Health Centre.

Is there a minimum fundraising amount required to participate?

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There is no minimum fundraising amount.

Set a goal. Go for it... blow past it!

But pledges count - big time! We need you to gather as many pledges as you can. It is all about health. Moving your body every day boosts your health... collecting pledges helps us build a healthy community.

Every dollar raised helps enhance care at the West Parry Sound Health Centre and that is what it is all about!

How can I sponsor a participant on the website?

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Click 'donate' and search for the participant you'd like to support. 

Having troubles finding them? Contact us at the the WPSHC Foundation office at 705-746-4540 ext 3347.

Connect with us on social media! #YourHealthYourWay

CONTACT US

6 Albert Street, Parry Sound ON P2A 3A4

foundation@wpshc.com

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