Take your dog for a walk to join 60-minute challenge

The CourierMomGirlDogStream

Everyone loves a challenge and this one involves the entire family and is meant to be fun.

It’s called WOOF! 60 minute Challenge, organized by National Recreations of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

And it’s all pretty simple. First, you register your participation at www.facebook.com/CF.REC.FC.

Then you take your beloved dog for a walk on May 25 and have a chance to win a fun pet kit worth $300.

You can walk in your own neighborhood and if you don’t have a dog, you can borrow one from a friend, from the family of a deployed member or a veteran or even borrow one from a local shelter.

Simply go for a 60-minute walk and enjoy.

The purpose of the program is to promote physical fitness and family activities.

The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, recently launched the new CAF Physical Performance Strategy – BALANCE. The strategy’s goal is to provide Canadian Armed Forces leaders with the tools to promote a culture of fitness and improve the physical performance of their members.

BALANCE focusses on the relationship between physical activity, performance nutrition, adequate sleep, and prevention of injury to reinvigorate the essential components of operational readiness and lifelong wellness.

The CAF Recreation program plays a key role in developing military communities that are active and families that are supportive of CAF members’ fitness. PSP Recreation offers military families opportunities to be physically active together and participate in programs that meet their needs and interests. By reinforcing a more complete integration of families through recreation programming, there is a profound impact on the CAF’s operational capability. A family that is committed to physical activity will have a stronger influence of the individual CAF member’s lifestyle, choices and commitment to fitness training.