Annual walk ushers in a new season of wellness at 4 Wing

Wing Commander’s Wellness Walk at 4 Wing Cold Lake
10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10 FTTS) accumulated the most points in the annual Wing Commander’s Wellness Walk at 4 Wing Cold Lake. Photo: Jeff Gaye - The Courier

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Jeff Gaye – The Courier

The shift of seasons brings changes to 4 Wing members’ health and wellness activities. Outdoor sports and training, a new growing season for fresh food, and the simple pleasures of summer make for a renewed approach to physical and mental health.

4 Wing officially kicked off the new season with its 11th annual Wing Commander’s Wellness Walk on May 18. Seven hundred members of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Cold Lake units made their way from their workplaces to the 4 Wing Campground, and back to the Colonel JJ Parr Sports Centre for healthy snacks and a drink of water.

The 4 Wing command team led the parade alongside the 4 Wing team for the upcoming Nijmegen marches. In a gesture of support for the Nijmegen team, 4 Wing Commander Colonel Paul Doyle and Wing Chief Warrant Officer Rémi Nault walked the route with weighted packs.

Although the walk is a participation-oriented event, there was a competitive angle. Units were scored on participation, numbers of people wearing red, and displays of unit pride. 10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10 FTTS) captured first place honours, with 4 Operational Support Squadron (4 OSS) placing second and Wing headquarters third.

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