Winter Walk Day 2017 has been a hailed a success.
On February 1 many valley residents helped rack up the community total for walking minutes and won the challenge against Fort Macleod.
"We did have over 1,100 and we walked a total of 35,126 minutes, beating Fort Macleod," said Rose Poulson with the Town of Drumheller. "They only had 774 walkers, but they did manage to accumulate over 34,000 minutes."
A community walk was held around noon at the Badlands Community Facility.
"I want to say thanks to everyone who walked and braved the cold," added Poulson. "We had some seniors come out and walk with the Dragons at the BCF, which was nice and warm for them."
Greentree, St. Anthony's, Bedrock Play School and the Before and After Play School participated in Winter Walk Day.
According to Poulson, the particpation from schools really contributed to Drumheller's victory over Fort Macleod.
"Freson Bros out walked all of us that day, they had 30 people out walking a total of 7,200 minutes," Poulson explained. "Walking indoors and out, we take all minutes."
She added that she hopes even more people decide to participate in future Winter Walk Days.

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