November 12 – Employee Fitness Challenge High Five Friday Message

Happy rainy Friday everyone. It’s hard to believe that we’re already half-way through November. I was off this week taking care of my husband who received a new hip on Monday so unfortunately didn’t have much time to concentrate on my wellness, but I’m looking forward to picking it up again next week.

This week’s progress report submission winner of at $25 gift card was Jennifer Martel. Thank you Jennifer for taking the time to send in your report which we use to track what you are doing and wanting from this program!

Thanks to those of you that braved the rain and went out to the Chilliwack Community Forest walk last Saturday with Zoe Strazza. She tells me the employees came out, many with their dogs and had sooooo much fun together! They were drenched and happy and are now talking about meeting up again for more weekend hikes, maybe up Teapot Hill next time! If you and your dog would be interested in joining future hikes, let me know and I’ll add your name to the list.

IMPORTANT:  We are trying to determine if anyone is planning on attending the hike tomorrow, Saturday, November 13, with Dave McGuire, AVP International who was going to lead us on a hike up Elk Mountain in Chilliwack. If you’d like to attend, please email me ASAP today, otherwise we will need to reschedule for the spring.

I hope you are enjoying the Bingo Card challenge and are managing to fill in lots of squares. You have until the end of the day on November 14 to complete as much as you can and then you can send me your card via the button on the progress report on Monday. There is still time to catch up if you haven’t started – take a look at the attached card and start keeping track!

Katie and I are working on a fun challenge for December, so stay tuned for more on that next week!

Don’t forget to get your name added to the list if you’d like to participate in some super DanceFit classes with Susan Francis. They will run on Thursday, November 18 at 12:15 and Thursday, December 2 at 12:15. Both classes will run in the “Cave” in the big gym on the Abbotsford campus. Please email me at to register!

Our walking groups are still going strong! Join us on Mondays (12:00) and Wednesdays (1:00) in Abbotsford and at 12:00 in Chilliwack.

Information on all of our events and activities can be found on the Fitness Challenge webpage so check it our regularly so you don’t miss anything!

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you are able to get outside and embrace everything that Mother Nature throws at you!