Burnaby mayor to join docs in walking event

Move for Health Day is less than a month away, but more fun additions are being made to the Burnaby event on May 9 – which is being called Walk With Your Doc.

Burnaby NOW columnist Dr. Davidicus Wong will be leading a talk at 6 p.m. on the benefits of exercise and healthy living at Confederation Centre. The talk is followed by a walk on the Confederation Park track for any community members wishing to join in on some exercise.

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This walk is organized by the doctors of B.C. https://walkwithyourdoc.ca/ and at least a dozen Burnaby physicians have signed up.

The City of Burnaby has stepped up its game for the event,with Mayor Mike Hurley and council attending the walk, which is also the second-to-last day of the Walk 30 challenge between Burnaby and New Westminster. Mayors of both cities have challenged each other. See more here in this article.

Expert Physio will be on site getting people warmed up after Dr. Wong’s talk.

Burnaby firefighters and the antique truck will be on site for the kids.

Burnaby's Healthier Community Partnerships Committee will be on site with display tables and information for the public.

“The big picture is encouraging walking together in the context of community wellness,” said Wong. “Walking not only is a great way to get healthy physical activity but a social activity connecting us to other people and to nature. We'd like to invite these other agencies to not only promote the walk within their circles of influence but also to raise public awareness of what is available throughout our community to support their health and wellness.”

To reserve your seat for the talk and to sign up for the walk, call Leona at (604) 259-4450 or online: https://www.divisionsbc.ca/burnaby

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