A big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Walking Challenge. We had a successful year because you walked and were dedicated to keeping active during the darkest and coldest months of the year. Every year, we offer prizes to encourage you to keep on walking when the going gets tough and to celebrate your success when you arrive at the finish line!
Special congratulations to the following prize winners, chosen by a draw on March 1:
- Gift Card for a Canvas Wall Tent from Airdrie Canvas
- Winner: Lacey Biscaye of Walking Deadly’s from Denı́nu Kų́ę́/Fort Resolution.
- Fat Bike and Helmet donated by Canadian Tire in Yellowknife
- Winner: Ryan Nichols of Mildred Hall Eagles from Sǫ̀mba K’è/Yellowknife
- Kayak and paddle donated by Canadian Tire in Yellowknife
- Winner: Dale Loutit of Inspired NWT from Hay River
*All teams who made it to Tuktuuyaqtuuq/Tuktoyaktuk were entered into this draw.
Team Captain Prize*
- Beaver Mitts
- Winner: Jennifer Charlo, team captain of YKDFN Strong from Sǫ̀mba K’è/Yellowknife.
- Flight voucher from Top of the World
- Winner: Justin Guy, team captain of BDEC Regional Office from Inuuvik/Inuvik.
- Garmin GPS and Portable Stove
- Winner: Jacqueline Demers, team captain of Flab-U-Less from Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́/ Fort Simpson.
*All team captains whose team entered time throughout the challenge were entered into this draw
- Les yétis de Yellowknife from Sǫ̀mba K’è/Yellowknife (School team)
- Jk Miss Patricia from Sǫ̀mba K’è/Yellowknife (School team)
- Penthouse Promenaders from Sǫ̀mba K’è/Yellowknife (Corporate team)
- Parkies from Inuuvik/Inuvik (Corporate team)
- Road Hogs from Sǫ̀mba K’è/Yellowknife (Community team)
Wolf Trim for Jackets from Genuine Mackenzie Valley Furs:
- Luna’s Humans from K’áhbamį́túé/Colville Lake (Community team)
- CSEC Wolves from Kátł’odeeche (School team)
- Amazzing FLC from Sǫ̀mba K’è/Yellowknife (Corporate team)
Laughing Lichen Package:
- NTPC from Hay River
Aurora Heat Hand Warmers:
- Walks with Ravens from Tłegǫ́hłı̨/Norman Wells (Community team)
MEC gift cards were also awarded to those who sent in photos or stories documenting their walking journey. See the Walking Challenge photo album here.
- Photo Winners:
- Beautiful Places: Lois Little, Team YK Walking with Our Sisters at Fred Henne
- Generations on the Move: Angela Storr, Team k&d outlaws from Akłarvik/Aklavik
- Frosty Faces: Shari Ruben, Team Darnley Bay Pisuktit from Paulatuuq/Paulatuk
Weekly prizes were also given out throughout Walking Challenge. Those winners can be found in images on our Facebook page.
We hope to see you all next year!