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Get W.I.T.H. [Walking the Halls] It! News...

“Get W.I.T.H. It! in the new year starting January 9, 2017! ”

Beachburg and Cobden Public Schools have generously opened their hallways
for this community walking program.

Get W.I.T.H. It! runs every Monday AND Wednesday at Beachburg Public School from 5 -6:45 pm and every Tuesday at Cobden Public School from 5 - 7 pm.

The first night at Beachburg P.S. of Get W.I.T.H. It! will be Monday, Jan. 9, 5-6:45 pm and at Cobden P.S. we will start Tuesday, Jan. 10, 5-7 pm. Drop-in at any time and walk for 10 minutes or the whole 2 hours!

Walking People

Being physically active can be challenging at the best of times,
let alone during the colder, darker days of winter.

Get W.I.T.H. It!  is another way to add more walking into your day.

Everyone is welcome…this is a free program to walk with neighbours, friends and family for fun and fellowship in a safe, warm place.

There will be draws, prizes and visitors throughout the program months. Come on out and bring your own favorite tunes with you or walk to the beat of the fun, motivating tunes we play in the halls.



Program Information

The Get W.I.T.H. It!! program runs from January to March [Excluding all school and statutory holidays] each year. This is a drop-in, community walking program for all ages and schools are accessible for all ability levels.

Heart Wise ExerciseClasses marked with this logo are designated as Heart Wise Exercise and meet specific criteria developed by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  For more information about this program please visit

Please see our poster and brochure for more information and the 2016 schedule below.


Beachburg Public School

Every Monday AND Wednesday, 5-6:45 pm

Cobden Public School

Every Tuesday, 5-7 pm


Jan. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31


Feb. 1,6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28


Mar. 1, 6, 8, 20, 22, 27, 29

Mar. 7, 21, 28

Important notes:

  • Sign-in with the volunteer(s) [orange Get W.I.T.H. It! t-shirts] before you start your walk each time you attend AND please sign out when you leave;
  • Pedometers are available for your use during the program.;
  • One-time registration forms will be available on your first visit;
  • Please have your snack or meal before or after the program to keep the schools allergy-safe;
  • Bring water and a pair of walking or running shoes to change into for your walk;
  • Please leave valuables at home or locked in your vehicle for safe-keeping;
  • Please remember that Get W.I.T.H. It! is a scent-free zone. Please do not wear perfume, cologne, aftershave and other fragrances. Please use unscented personal care products. The chemicals used in scented products can make some people sick, especially those with fragrance sensitivities, asthma, allergies and other medical conditions;
  • The program does not run on school holidays or when school buses are cancelled due to bad weather

To Register...

You are free to download, print and complete the following forms
to bring with you to your first visit to the Get W.I.T.H. It!! program
you may complete these when you come to the program.

Participant Registration


The Get W.I.T.H. It!! program is run by volunteers with the support of Health Centre staff. If you have a couple of hours a week to support the Get W.I.T.H. It!! program as a volunteer we would love to meet you!

Please have a look at the Volunteer Position Description and call (613-582-3685) or e-mail Lara (lmylly at at the Health Centre.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training are provided for all volunteers on an annual basis. This CPR/AED training is required to meet the Heart Wise Exercise criteria.

Annual community training sessions are arranged in partnership with the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service.



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