Crestwood Walks Across Canada
Crestwood Walks Across
Canada
This project will challenge the entire school community (students, teachers, staff,
principals and parents) to collect “foot-steps” or “kilometers” over the school year in
order to travel from one end of the country to the other. As schools work through
the challenge, they will track their progress on the map of Canada posted on the
Physical Education bulletin board. Each participant will require a pedometer.
Objective:
1. To integrate walking into peoples daily routine
2. Encourage people to be more active
3. To understand the benefits of walking and establishing a healthy active
lifestyle
Team Options;
1. You may compete in a race across Canada as an individual.
2. You may compete as a group of 4
3. You may compete as a homeroom
There will be a winner for all three team options.
Crestwood Walks Across
Canada
How to determine distance travelled?
Progress in the Walk Across Canada will be determined by the number of footsteps
taken.
1. Each person must purchase a pedometer.
2. Each person must walk a 1 kilometer route (2.5 laps of the track) and record
the number of steps on their pedometer.
3. It will take 7428 km to walk the entire route across Canada.
4. Each person will need to figure out how many steps it will take them to
complete the entire walk.
5. If you are competing in a group of 4 you must divide the 7428 accordingly so
each person is expected to walk an equal distance.
6. Each time you reach a milestone indicated on the map of Canada, you will
place a push pin with your name or team name of the Map of Canada.
Example for an individual competitor;
It takes Sara 2,000 steps to walk 1 kilometer. Sara must therefore walk
14, 856, 000 steps to complete the entire walk. (2000 steps x 7428km).
Example for a group of 4;
It takes each participant 2,000 steps to walk 1 km. Each person would have to walk
14, 856, 000 steps to complete the entire walk. (2000 steps x 7428km). If you
divide this amongst the group of 4 each member must walk 3,714,000 steps to walk
their share of the route across Canada. (14,856,000 / 4)
Example for a group of 8;
It takes each participant 2,000 steps to walk 1 km. Each person would have to walk
14, 856, 000 steps to complete the entire walk. (2000 steps x 7428km). If you
divide this amongst the group of 8 each member must walk 1,857,000 steps to walk
their share of the route across Canada. (14,856,000 / 8)
Crestwood Walks Across
Canada
FROM
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Yellowknife, North West
Terrotories
Whitehorse, Yukon
Terrotory
Victoria, British Columia
Vancouver, British
Columbia
Edmonton, Alberta
Regina, Saskatchewan
Sadkatoon, Saskatchewan
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Montreal, Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec
Fredericton, New
Brunswick
Halifax, Nova Scotia
PEI, Charlottetown
TO
Yellowknife, North West
Territories
Whitehorse, Yukon
Territories
Victoria, British Columbia
Distance in
kms
2200km
2704km
2763km
Vancouver, British
Columbia
Edmonton, Alberta
66km
Regina, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Montreal, Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec
Fredericton, New
Brunswick
Halifax, Nova Schotia
764km
256km
829km
715km
1384km
539km
270km
586km
Charlottetown, PEI
St. John’s, Newfoundland
232km
1294km
1244km
346km
Why Should You Participate In the
Walk Across Canada
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It’s fun
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It’s easy
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It provides participants with a goal to work towards
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It’s a way for all participants to increase their physical activity levels – not
just for those that like sports
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It increases participants awareness of the importance of physical activity
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It reinforces that physical activity does not have to be difficult to be
beneficial
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It helps create a school environment that is a healthier place to learn
Benefits of Walking
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Physical Benefits – walking can build and maintain healthy bones, joints and
lean muscle. It also helps control weight and reduce fat. Regular walking for
kids may help prevent or delay the development of high blood pressure. For
students regular physical activity has shown to increase attentivenss through
out the day. This could potentially prove to improve academic success.
Emotional Benefits – Walking helps to boost self-confidence and improves
self-esteem, body image, and control over other aspects of life such as
relationships and school.
Psychosocial Benefits – Walking is a great way to get motivated. Walking
provides opportunities to meet new people and partake in a variety of
activities. Walking programs for students will improve health and set
patterns that will carry with students into adulthood.
Crestwood Walks Across
Canada
How to Use Pedometers;
The pedometer records the number of counts or steps taken while walking or
running. When your foot hits the ground, it produces an impulse that transfers to
the pedometer case, which then causes the pedometer to record the footstep.
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Wear the pedometer on your waist belt or waist band over the leg of your
dominant foot
Position the pedometer about half way between the navel and the hip
Crestwood Walks Across
Canada
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