Nanaimo doctors are stepping up to encourage physical activity during the annual Walk with your Doc event.
Physicians will take to trails at Maffeo Sutton Park with patients and their families on May 9 for the sixth annual Walk with your Doc event.
The walk, held in communities across B.C. and hosted by the Nanaimo Division of Family Practice, is all about showing that people of all ages can be healthier by staying active.
Participants will receive a free pedometer by signing up online at www.walkwithyourdoc.ca and have a chance to win prizes by uploading their walk photos to social media with the hashtag #walkwithyourdoc.
Registration starts at the park at 10 a.m. In conjunction with the walk, the Nanaimo Division will also hold a Keep Moving, Keep Active event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with organizations like World Tai Kwon Do Academy, Flipside Gymnastics, Island Health and Nanaimo Parks and Rec. There will be information kiosks, demonstrations, public activities and concession stands for the whole family.