Municipality of Chatham-Kent Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries, in partnership with The Chatham-Kent Trails Council, Ontario Parks, and Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, invite residents to participate in this year’s WALKtober.
The WALKtober Contest runs until the end of October and encourages residents to rediscover the benefits of walking, which improves physical health, promotes independence, relieves the stress after a long day while reducing emissions and air pollution.
WALKtober this year is a child-friendly event and promotes physical activity and physical literacy among children.
There are also 20 prize packs to be won, five of which will have additional prizes from Ontario Parks, LTVCA, ReLeaf Chatham-Kent and Rubies featured inside.
To enter, just download the colouring page from https://www.chatham-kent.ca/trails. Colour the colouring page and fill out the contact information. Take a photo of the colouring page and a second photo of your child holding their colouring page on their favourite trail. Send both photos to CKTrails@Chatham-kent.ca.
Each week, five winners will be chosen.
Organizers ask that you submit only once, as the winners will be randomly selected from those that enter.
Winners’ colouring pages will be featured on the CK Trail social media pages.
Prize packs contain a CK Trail branded backpack, CK Trail or CK Public Health branded water bottle, Boston Pizza 5 Free Kids Meal Card, trail-themed Playdough kit from Wild Child Imagination Studio based out of Chatham, trail-themed pom hat from East Coast Creations based out of Ridgetown, a Going on a Leaf Hunt book to promote physical literacy, one free swim pass from municipal Recreation and Community Engagement Services and a CK Trail booklet and cycling information.
Additional prizes in five of the prize packs include custom name engraved mugs from Rubies Inc. based out of Chatham, Ontario Parks Annual Pass (valid until Dec. 31, 2022), Lower Thames Conservation Area Parking Pass, and Little Native Tree from ReLeaf Chatham-Kent.