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December 18, 2020

2020 Discover Wellness Challenge Results

Like most initiatives, the 2020 Discover Wellness Challenge felt the effects of COVID-19. With fitness centres and swimming pools having to close their doors to the public and group fitness classes being put on hold, Wellness Challenge participants had to come up with new ways to stay active and log their minutes in. ARTA members proved to be resilient, and participants found new ways to get their hearts pumping. The participation forms came rolling in, and a total of 756,349 minutes spent on a physical activity were tracked throughout the challenge.

Results of our Discover Wellness Challenge Andrew Tiong from the Wolf Creek Retired Teachers’ Association won the Individual Winner Award for the most time tracked. Andrew tracked 17,280 minutes and that is something to be proud of.

The Calgary Retired Teachers’ Association has once again received the Branch Winner Award with a total of 175,248 minutes tracked. The Calgary branch’s dedication to remaining active is an inspiration to all of us.

The Okanagan Retired Teachers’ Association received the Branch Participation Award with forty-four per cent of their members participating. Maybe it’s the warmer B.C. weather, but we are proud of the branch’s participation.

This year we had a record amount of participation from non-branch members and would like to thank all participants who sent in results. In addition to prizes for the top performers, we introduced draw prizes this year and have randomly chosen twenty winners. The winners have been contacted: congratulations to them.

Stay tuned for the 2021 Wellness Challenge announcement in the spring 2021 issue of news&views.