The idea of having a WalkABle Wetaskiwin began in June 2014. A unique WalkABle workshop was held by the City of Wetaskiwin and Alberta Health Services in April 2015. The purpose of this workshop was to identify the great work already being done in our community to promote physical activity and opportunities to move forward. A Wetaskiwin WalkABle Report (PDF) is now available to the public.
The WalkABle Wetaskiwin Committee (WWC) is a community group within the City of Wetaskiwin. Our purpose is to promote and continue to build an active lifestyle culture (such as walking, cycling, running, wheel chair use, or skating) so people can feel supported to make safe and healthy choices in Wetaskiwin. We currently have two priority areas, which include:
- Trail Improvements
- Promotions and Events
- Read about our Trail Improvement Program (PDF), which allows Wetaskiwin residents to donate funds to establish trail packages.
- The Wetaskiwin Health Foundation donated funding to install our first trail package.
- Installed a water bottle filler at By-The-Lake Park
- Mayor and Council approved a designated area of land at By-The-Lake Park for a natural playground and outdoor classroom.
- In the process of developing a City of Wetaskiwin trail map.
Promotions & Events
- Logo and tagline developed, which have been used to create banners, sandwich boards, and vests for the committee.
- A progress report was created in celebration of WalkABle Wetaskiwin's first year as a committee.
- Featured in the Wetaskiwin Program Guide.
- Developed the WalkABle Wetaskiwin Facebook page, and continue to maintain a presence on social media.
- In the process of developing business cards to promote the committee.
- Developed a WalkABle Wetaskiwin webpage in partnership with the City of Wetaskiwin.
- Initiated and supported several community events, including WalkABle Wednesdays, Winter Walk Day, 'Walk with the Mayor' event, Santa Claus Parade, Earth Day, and Family Fun Fair, Wetaskiwin Health Foundation Triathlon, Art and Music Festival, etc.
- Work Plan - WalkABle Wetaskiwin (PDF)
- Terms of Reference - WalkABle Wetaskiwin Committee (PDF)
- WalkABle Wetaskiwin Facebook Page
Events & Activities
More information will be available soon.