Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyle

Walk This Way

Walk This Way is a goal-oriented wellness program that encourages youth and teens to become physically active while exploring communities beyond the ones they are already familiar with.


Program Overview

This program operates out of all BGC Ottawa Clubhouses and provides opportunities to children and youth often left out of mainstream recreational activities.

For over 15 years, BGC Ottawa's Walk This Way (WTW) program has taken Members on treks through the city, the countryside, and surrounding points of interest. This award-winning youth-serving program (2017-UWEO Community Builder of the Year Award) has helped hundreds of children and youth in its time.

From walks through Gatineau Park, Hog's Back Park and downtown, Members get to keep fit and experience their city and neighbourhood in new ways. Plus, the annual program culminates in a walk at Ottawa's Race Weekend and a public celebration. Walk This Way is an enriching, holistic educational, social, and recreational program tailored to Members from underserved areas encountering barriers to opportunities. The program also teaches healthy eating and nutrition as a foundation for healthy, active living.

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