The city of Rosemère invited its residents to take part in La Grande marche an annual event set to take place at 7 p.m. on October 14 in the streets of Rosemère. This walkathon is free to the public and is supported by Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, in collaboration with the Fédération des Médecins omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ).
Participants will be able to complete the 5 km walk, which will begin and end at Alpha School (334 De l’Académie Street), at their own pace. A group warm-up activity will be held at 6:45 p.m., just before the official start.
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“The goal isn’t to finish first; it’s to appreciate how good physical activity makes you feel so you can make healthy lifestyle habits part of your daily routine,” said Mayor Eric Westram. “Whether you’re walking on your own, with a group of friends or with your family, and whether or not you’re athletic by nature, this event is meant to bring people together and is open to everyone. I encourage you all to lace up and give it a try on October 14.” Residents of the city of Rosemère can pre-register for free at www.onmarche.com.
For a healthier Quebec
La Grande marche, now in its eighth year, will be held in more than 100 towns and cities across the province. Given how effective physical activity is in preventing a wide range of health problems, this event is being endorsed by family doctors in Quebec.
About Grand défi Pierre Lavoie
The overriding goal of Grand défi Pierre Lavoie is to create a culture of preventive health in Quebec by encouraging everyone to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. The initiative is designed to appeal to people of all ages, throughout the province and beyond. To this end, various major events are organized each year to bring people together and drive lasting change in our society. Among these events are the School Tour, the Mini Cube Tour, Force 4, La Petite Expé, the Energy Cubes Challenge, La Course, the 1000 KM, 1 000 000 KM Ensemble, La Boucle and La Grande marche.