Valentine’s Day Walk for a Good Cause

Valentine’s Day walk to raise money for BC food bank.

NordicWalk-TsawassenWhile others are dipping into the heart-shaped box of chocolates or planning a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner, Carol Benson-Hitch (left), owner of CFS-Carol’s Fitness Solutions, has organized a Valentine’s Day walk in support of the South Delta Food Bank in British Columbia. Benson-Hitch, a certified urban poling rehabilitation and wellness instructor, and personal trainer, shared the idea of offering a walking clinic to benefit the Ladner-based food bank with participants during a session last fall. Initially, she wanted to organize it for the Christmas season but the walkers in her group suggested Valentine’s Day. Benson-Hitch thought it was a great idea.

Cupid’s Walk for Health takes place on Saturday, February 14 at 10 a.m., meeting at Petra’s Arts Kafe on 12th Avenue in Tsawwassen. Walkers are asked to arrive between 9:30 and 9:50 a.m., bringing non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations well ahead of the walk. The hour-long session consists of a warm-up, walking on flat roads, possibly the dike and a low-grade hill and then ending with stretches. “You don’t have to use walking poles but they’re welcome, along with leashed dogs and all two-legged creatures,” says Benson-Hitch.

Participants are encouraged to wear a bit of red to celebrate the day. The walk happens rain or shine and registration is not required. FoMoInfo about Cupid’s Walk for Health, email, visit or call 604-339-5985.