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Medal Counts (Globe Walk Olympic Challenge)

Congratulations to all Globe Walkers, and thanks to all Captains.  You outdid yourselves!  To date the following medals have been reported:

gold-medal-500x500 GOLD MEDALS – 1290

Silver-Medal-PNG-HD_grandeSILVER MEDALS – 1271

 9519388-set-of-golden-silver-and-bronze-medals-with-ribbonsBRONZE MEDALS – 1108

This year 2815 Globe Walkers logged a total of 505,997 miles 

Great job everyone!  See you in January for Globe Walk 2019.  In the meantime,  don’t forget to check the website over the summer for postings of things that interest older adults – and don’t forget to like and share!

Thanks to the Globe Walk committee members, our sponsors, partners, volunteers and the SCOA staff. 

Have a wonderful, active and healthy summer.  

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Globe Walk Makes The News

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Our windup event – the Celebration Luncheon – took place yesterday and was a great success.  We had a full house once again.

The Star Phoenix interviewed our keynote speaker – Olympic Ambassador Colette
Bourgonje – as well as some of our very active Globe Walk participants who are over 90 years old.

You can read the article here:  http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/saskatoon-council-on-aging-celebrates-globe-walk

Colette brought her Olympic medals and other memorabilia for display and as a great backdrop for some wonderful photo opportunities with her.  We were fortunate to have her as our guest at the luncheon.

Her message was all about setting goals – something that Globe Walkers have done a great job at.  Over the last 5 years almost 11,000 Globe Walkers have earned nearly 2 million miles!

As another Globe Walk comes to an end I want to thank all the Captains, team members, volunteers, organizers, sponsors and supporters for making Globe Walk 2018 a huge success.

I look forward to a new Globe Walk goal coming in 2019.  Have a wonderful summer.

 

 


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Another Awesome Globe Walk Event

We were moving to the beat at the April Globe Walk event.  Kimberly Willison (FIM) led about 65-70 Globe Walkers in “Cardio Drumming”.  It was so much fun that some of our teams decided that they should include it in their programs at their residences or as part of their fitness programs.

In case you wondered – those pool noodles, surprisingly, make a lot of noise!

Eva Shabits, co-captain of the CARG team won the 50/50 draw.  In the true spirit of Globe Walk – she then donated most of it back to us.  So – congratulations & thank-you to Eva.

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Watch for more photos to come.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR THE GLOBE WALK CELEBRATION LUNCHEON!

Don’t miss our annual wind up.  Our Olympic Ambassador, Colette Bourgonje, will be our guest speaker and her story is truly inspiring!

Additionally, our Mayor will be there to address Globe Walkers, and we will be entertained by “The Difference” (Gillian Snider & Neil Currie – two well known Saskatoon musicians).

Tickets available at the SCOA office. $15 for Globe Walkers and $20 for guests – the best deal in town!

 


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Don’t miss the “Hello Summer” Event

It’s not to late to register for the April 19th Globe Walk event.  We will be celebrating the return of summer (don’t look outside!) and how to keep the Globe Walk spirit alive after the season ends.

We will have representatives from the City, FIM and SSFA discussing the many possibilities for summer activities AND we will try another fun fitness activity – CARDIO DRUMMING, led by FIM’s Kimberly Willison.  Variety is the spice of life!

INVITE YOUR GLOBE WALK FRIENDS – ITS ALWAYS MORE FUN WITH FRIENDS

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To register, or for more information call Beth at 306 652-0027 or email globewalk@scoa.ca.

 

 

 


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March Was A Great Globe Walk Month!

The March miles count is in for Globe Walk and we did it again!  In March, 2455 Globe Walkers collectively earned 133,882 miles!  From the Field House Track to the ends of the earth – Globe Walkers focused on their health and fitness.

Emmanuel Mushers team members Deb & Gary Ferguson sent in their miles from the Great Wall of China – TRUE GLOBE WALKERS!  
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Congratulations to all those who took part in March – every mile counts, whether it is around the block or around the world!

If we continue at this rate in April, we will, once again, top our previous record.  Go Globe Walkers!

 

 


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Globe Walk “Double Your Dollars” Fundraiser starts April 9th

Our Title Sponsor (Investors Group) has generously offered to repeat last year’s very successfulDouble Your Dollars fundraiser.  How generous?   Every dollar you donate to Globe Walk will be matched by Investors Group (see below).  Many thanks to Richard Kilburn.

If you enjoy the Globe Walk program, please help us continue grow, improve and reach even more older adults.  Take advantage of the opportunity to double the value of your donation.  

Donation envelopes will be available at the SCOA office and at the April and May Globe Walk events.   You will also be able to donate online at the Canada Helps website.  The Link is:   https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/scoa-globe-walk-double-your-dollars-campaign/.  Tax receipts are available if requested.

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I hope all of you (and your families) enjoy a healthy, happy Easter.

The weather doesn’t look much like spring – but it can’t be too far behind Easter – something to look forward to.

The SCOA office will be closed on Good Friday (March 30th) and Easter Monday (April 2), however for those Globe Walkers who use the Field House to walk – the track will be open for your use on  Monday, April 2.

REMINDER:  Don’t forget it is also time to send in your March miles.  Team members – make sure you get them to your Captain as soon as possible.  Captains – you can use this link to report:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QXWWYLJ.  You can also access it from the Captain’s page on the Globe Walk website.  Thanks to everyone.