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Community walking program launched

About half a dozen people came out for a stroll on the Meadow Pond Brook walking trail June 21. David Dagley, mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality, led the first walk for a new summer program called Queens Walks.
About half a dozen people came out for a stroll on the Meadow Pond Brook walking trail June 21. David Dagley, mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality, led the first walk for a new summer program called Queens Walks. - Aethne Hinchliffe

QUEENS COUNTY – Hopefully there will be a lot more people walking in Queens County.

Walking is an excellent form of exercise and, to encourage that, the Region of Queens has officially launched its Queens Walks program. 

The program, which started June 21, features a series of community-based walks. The mayor’s walk, led by mayor David Dagley, took place at the Meadow Pond Brook walking trail in Liverpool June 21.

The Queens Walks program will also feature prizes for walkers who attend the events. Residents are encouraged to walk throughout Queens County with family and friends and send photos of their favourite places to walk to the Region of Queens’ Recreation and Healthy Communities Department. This way, others will discover places to go. Photos can be sent by email to mpal@regionofqueens.com

Norm Amirault, physical activity co-ordinator for the Region of Queens Municipality, asks some trivia questions before the first Queens Walks stroll on the Meadow Pond Brook walking trail June 21.
Norm Amirault, physical activity co-ordinator for the Region of Queens Municipality, asks some trivia questions before the first Queens Walks stroll on the Meadow Pond Brook walking trail June 21.

Coming up, Queens-Shelburne MLA Kim Masland will lead a lighthouse walk starting at the Port Medway Lighthouse Park in Port Medway at noon on July 6.

More walks are planned throughout Queens County during the program, which runs until July 21, and they will be announced as details are finalized. Look for information in the upcoming Recreation Summer Program – Volume 2, on the Region of Queens’ website – www.regionofqueens.com and on the Region of Queens’ Facebook and Twitter pages. For more information, call the Recreation and Healthy Communities Department at 902-354-5741.

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