Stettler wins Walk ‘n’ Roll challenge

Beats Ponoka and Wainwright

  • Sep. 8, 2018 5:00 a.m.

Stettler came out the winner of the friendly Walk ‘n’ Roll Challenge this summer with Ponoka and Wainwright.

The challenge, organized by the Heartland Beautification Committee, began May 1 and ended Aug. 31. Stettler recorded 15,932 trips while Ponoka registered 9,773 trips and Wainwright, 8,947 trips, over the four months.

It was definitely a back and forth competition. Stettler won May, Wainwright won June, Ponoka won July and Stettler won again in August with a large surge to take the grand total lead.

Stettler’s Mayor Sean Nolls added to the fun by placing a side bet with the mayors of Ponoka and Wainwright: the losing towns’ mayors will make a 30-second video on Facebook about the winning town.

This is Stettler’s fourth year of doing Walk ‘n’ Roll promotions compared to Ponoka’s second year and Wainwright’s first year. Wainwright had superb participation for their first time, and both Stettler and Ponoka increased their participation by about 60 per cent over last year.

The goal of the annual challenge is to encourage residents to walk or bike, rather than use their vehicle, to get to their destination. These totals mean that vehicles were left at home 34,652 times throughout the summer.

“We can change our habit of driving everywhere,” said Grace Fix of the Heartland Beautification Committee. “Walking or biking to our destination is an option that we can often consider. Stettler is flat, the distances are not great, and we have an excellent trail system. Walking or biking is so much more enjoyable, it gives us some calm in our busy lives, and it saves emissions, all of which walkers and cyclists find is well worth the extra few minutes it will take.”

– Contributed

Just Posted

Bullfighter Brad Boice is abolutely living his dream

A recent injury did nothing to dampen Boice’s flat-out passion for the sport

Stettler’s history richly showcased at local museum

The Museum will also be featuring Canada Day celebrations

Stettler Health Services’ annual golf tournament a big success despite soggy weather

Annual event ran June 22nd at the Stettler Golf and County Club

Murder charges laid in incident near Rimbey

Rimbey RCMP working with crime unit

Stettler gears up for annual Communities in Bloom challenge

As the 2011 National Champs, the Town now competes in the international category

VIDEO: Stop-motion artist recreates Kawhi Leonard’s famous buzzer-beater

It took Jared Jacobs about 40 hours to make the video, on top of the research

Lower youth minimum wage won’t apply at this year’s Calgary Stampede

A new minimum wage of $13/hr is now in effect for Alberta workers aged 13 to 17

Local cowboys take the Stampede lead on opening night

Bareback, team roping has Ponoka sitting pretty in race to the finals

Rock slide in B.C. river may hinder salmon passage

DFO says it is aware that the slide occurred in a narrow portion of the Fraser River

Four-hour tarmac delay violates charter rights of Canadians with a disability: lawsuit

Bob Brown says new rules reduce the distance he can travel by air without putting his health at risk

Accused mother cries at Alberta trial over boy who died of meningitis

Parents charged with failing to provide necessaries of life for their son who died in 2012

Ponoka County receives update from energy lobby group

CAPP hopes to work with municipalities on property tax issues

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Most Read