Healthy Abbotsford Blog

Walk to Win Abbotsford! We are doing great, but trailing Victoria. Enter as many times as you like for more chances to win!

Abbotsford is Walking to Win! Check out our Community Page  to see all the great stories, photos and walking routes your neighbors are sharing! As of today Abbotsford has 37 entries, just behind Victoria and Saanich by 12 and 11 entries.

Entering is Easy!

Go online and share your favorite walking photos, videos, stories and walking routes to win great weekly prizes or the grand prize of 1 of 6 family trips to a popular destination in BC.

You Can Help Abbotsford Win Too!

The communities with the most online entries by Sept. 19th will win $10,000 towards walking trails. One lucky community will win an additional $50,000!

 Log onto healthyfamiliesbcwalkingchallenge.ca and make Abbotsford a winner!

 Bridge at mill lake

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Find the Perfect Trail to Hike!

The Vancouver Trails website is a great resource to find just the right hike for your skill and fitness level.  Vancouvertrails.com was started by a local hiking enthusiast who, over the years, discovered that people wanted first hand information on local trails before venturing out into the woods. From this realization Vancouver Trials was born, providing trail information based on first hand knowledge and experience.

Here’s what you will find at vancouvertrails.com:

  • Regional maps of trails throughout southwestern BC 
  • Lists of trails sorted by region, difficulty, time and distance
  • Detailed trail information such as maps, photos, scenic views, directions, trail details, amenities and more
  • Ability to find trails based on features of interest, such as proximity to camping, dog friendliness and if the trail is accessible by public transit
  • Information and tips on hiking safety
  • Hiking related news

Ready to go hiking? Click here to visit the Vancouver Trails website.

vancouvertrails.com

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Walk to Win with Healthy Families BC – Abbotsford, Let’s Win This!

Want to become more active with your family? Win great prizes for you and your community? Then take the Healthy Families BC Walking Challenge!

For six weeks, from Monday, Aug. 8 until Monday, Sept. 19, you can map your walks and share photos, video and personal walking stores online.  The more posts you enter, the more chances you have to win some great prizes like pedometers, family packs or the grand prize of one of six family trips to a popular destination in British Columbia.

You can help Abbotsford win big too just by participating in the challenge!  In addition to weekly prizes, the top 5 communities in their population size range with the most submissions will each receive $10,000 to support the development of walking trails. One community will receive an additional $50,000!

It’s easy to get started now. Just click on the “Find Your Community” button, select your community from the list and you’re on your way.  The more walking stories, videos, maps, and photos you share, the more chances you have to win.

Click here to enter the contest.

Healthy Families BC Walking Challenge

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Email a Dietitian – Now Available from Healthlink BC!

Did you know that in BC you can already call a Registered Dietitian for free by dialing 8-1-1? This is a great way for anyone, at any age, to get answers to their nutrition questions. Not a fan of the phone? Well now you can EMAIL the Dietitians at Healthlink BC!

Dietitian Services at Healthlink BC have just launched a new email service giving British Columbians even more options to get the help they need.  Simply go to the Healthlink BC website, click on the “Email a Healthlink BC Dietitian” link,  fill out the form and submit your question. A Registered Dietitian will receive your email and provide you with the most up to date and trusted information to answer your question.

Click here to email your nutrition question now!

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