A number of Drumheller seniors hit the track on Monday, January 15 for their annual walk-a-thon.
"Every January we do a personal challenge, where the seniors keep track of the steps that they take every day for four weeks," explained Rose Poulson, the Seniors Coordinator for Drumheller. "We total them up and see where we can go by collectively joining our steps together."
"We've walked to some very great destinations (in the past); we've made it to Mexico, we walked to France one year," she recalled. "This year we don't have a destination in mind, we're just walking and having some fun as we do it."
In 2017, to help mark Canada's sequi-centennial, Drumheller seniors walked the equivalent of coast to coast. About 20 people are taking part in this year's effort.
"The Toonie Walk here at the BCF is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 until 11:00; we just meet on Mondays," outlined Poulson. "We have someone come and share some health tips every Monday with us. It's just a great way to get some information and to get walking."
This Monday's Seniors Walk was the second of four. They'll be back at it again January 22 and 29. All area seniors are welcome to join.