On February 6, 2013, the museum was the starting point for one of Peace River’s Winter Walk Day enthusiasts. This group of eight hearty walkers departed the museum at 5:30 pm after posing for the below picture. They walked for 45 minutes (30 minutes over the requisite 15 minutes to be part of the Winter Walk Day tally!) around downtown Peace River, learning a bit about the history of the area and the historic buildings and houses in the area. The lovely leaders of this walk including the Museum’s own Beth Wilkins, and Audrey Randall and Karen Rumball of the Heritage Places Committee.
Winter Walk Day is an annual event that encourages Albertans of all ages and groups to get outside in the cold, and walk! The cold doesn’t need to hold you back or stop you from getting out there. A healthy lifestyle can be maintained year-round. These are the messages that event partners SHAPE (Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere) and the Be Fit For Life Network through the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation are aiming to pass along.
Local community member, Sharon Krushel came up with the idea of being involved in the Winter Walk Day and asked the museum to be involved. While the museum led the downtown walk, Sharon led a hike through the hills, which started at the gates of Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Congratulations to all of Peace River’s walkers!!!