December 17, 2018

ARTA 2018 Wellness Challenge Results

This year, ARTA announced a major change to the ARTA Walking Challenge and introduced a new challenge called Time of Your Life in which participants were asked to track time spent on wellness activities rather than steps taken. Digital heart watches were given to participants who required a method of tracking their time. The response was overwhelming, and we had a record number of participants.

Here are the results!

Catherine Thurston from the Calgary Retired Teachers’ Association won the Individual Winner Award for the most time tracked. Catherine tracked 24,630 minutes, which is incredible. Congratulations to you, Catherine!

The Calgary Retired Teachers’ Association (CRTA) has once again taken the Branch Award with 491,484 total minutes tracked. This is the fourth year in a row they have taken home the trophy.

The Okanagan Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association (OKARTA) won the Branch Participation Award for the branch that had the highest percentage of participants. With fifty-two per cent of OKARTA members participating, it was a six per cent increase from last year’s participation.

Some of the activities tracked were walking, swimming, pickle ball, yoga, and gardening. The Time of Your Life challenge encouraged our members to try a variety of activities rather than simply tracking steps. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the participants as ARTA continues to promote a healthy, active, and enhanced quality of life for retired people. We look forward to seeing next year’s challenge results.