Them Days is joining in the Participaction Community Better Challenge. You can participate from in-town here in Happy Valley, or from afar. We’ve been inspired by the physical achievements of the Height of Land trappers who canoed from Lake Melville to above Grand Falls (now Churchill Falls) and walked back, hauling their furs, on the frozen Grand River.
Our challenge is for all of us to do just even a tiny bit of that journey. Collectively, we will walk the distance from North West River (where many of the trappers lived) to Churchill Falls over the period of May 31-June 16, 2019.
Participaction’s Community Better Challenge is challenging Canadians to get active and support their communities. The community that’s crowned Canada’s Most Active Community will win $150,000 towards physical activity improvements! There are also many secondary prizes of $20,000 to be won.
To help us all reach the goal, we’ve scheduled a short walk each day and we’re inviting everyone to come out and walk with us. We’ve designed them so they’re all short (2.4 km or under) and on roads or well-travelled paths, so they’re as accessible as possible. We want everyone to come out and join us! We’ll be talking about the history of the area and sharing memories along the way–we’re Them Days, after all.
And that’s not all–we’ve got prizes for you, too. Anyone who comes on one of our group walks is entitled to a back issue of Them Days, and we’ll have a draw for a box of 100 back issues (all participants will have their names entered into the draw…we simply ask if you live far away, you pay for the shipping). ALSO…the person with the most distance walked will win a year’s subscription to Them Days.
Click Here for details about Group Walks
To sign up for the Community Better Challenge Click Here