Thursday, August 24 was Take a Walk Day, an initiative of WCB Alberta’s Back Active program.
Each year ACSA encourages staff and students to participate in Take a Walk Day. This campaign does a wonderful job of creating back injury prevention awareness, and promote walking as the best way to ease back pain if injured.
This year our Health & Wellness Committee teamed up with MHSA to host Take a Walk Day activities at our Edmonton and Calgary facilities where a total of about 100 people participated. ACSA’s Ft. McMurray office hosted their own event. Promotional items were given away and students who registered were entered into a draw for a Bluetooth speaker, courtesy of Back Active.
WCB has a special webpage dedicated to Take a Walk Day and some resources for back injury prevention here.