Greg Sabatino photo The city is gearing up to celebrate spring with its annual Nutrition Fun Walk and Run on April 8.

Residents invited to enjoy spring April 8 at Nutrition Fun Walk and Run

The city is inviting residents to celebrate spring at the annual Nutrition Fun Walk and Run

The city is inviting residents to celebrate spring on Sunday, April 8 at the annual Nutrition Fun Walk and Run.

This free, fun five-kilometre event starts at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex at 11 a.m. and travels gently through the residential neighbourhoods of the city.

The Nutrition Fun Walk and Run began in 1990 with 60 participants as a way to promote healthy eating and active living and as a kickoff event to celebrate spring.

Since the walk and run’s inception, this event has grown to well over 400 residents participating every year.

It is a great opportunity to load up your stroller or bicycles and bring your pets and children along. Families and friends can expect to enjoy nutritious refreshments and fabulous prizes, the city says.

March, meanwhile, was Nutrition Month, and the city has been promoting healthy eating through the annual event.

This year’s Nutrition Month campaign was “Unlock the Potential of Food.”

“Food has the potential to help children discover through learning to cook and building balanced meals, setting the stage for a lifetime of healthy eating,” said Kandice Mueller, community dietitian with Interior Health.

“Food also has the potential to unite us at meal times, holidays and celebrations, promoting connection within families, communities and cultures.”

Visit for information about how food is much more than nourishment.

For more information about the Nutrition Fun Run contact the city’s Recreation Services Department at 250-398-7665.

Just Posted

First Nations and non-First Nations community forge relationship in spirit of reconciliation

The communities of Tl’etinqox (Anaham) and New Westminster are working together to becoming sister communities

Scout Island summer students have fun teaching outdoors in the city

Kasey Stirling, Marlie Russell and William Newberry teach and learn on the job

The heat is on in Williams Lake

It will be hot and sunny for a few more days in the Cariboo

CASUAL COUNTRY: Former editor not afraid to say what’s what

A look back at the career of Tribune columnist Diana French

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

Justin Trudeau shuffleS his front bench Wednesday to install the roster of ministers that will be entrusted with leading the Liberal team into next year’s election.

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at B.C. hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital HUB is an acute medical unit that includes 10 patient beds

Restaurant Brands International to review policy over poaching employees

One of Canada’s largest fast-food company to review ‘no-poach’ franchise agreements

Calgary family’s vacation ends in tragedy on Texas highway

Three people died and four others were injured in the crash

Union construction cost competitive, B.C. Building Trades say

Non-union firms can bid on infrastructure, but employees have to join international unions

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet ahead of Liberals’ team for 2019

Trudeau could lighten the work loads of cabinet ministers who currently oversee more than one portfolio

Car calls 911 on possible impaired B.C. driver

A luxury car automatically calls Princeton police to scene of crash involving alcohol

BC Games marks 40 years in 2018

Cowichan Games a milestone for BC Games Society

Most Read