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Mayor’s step team walks the walk for wellness
Shaunna Arenburg, Holly Dowd, Victoria Steele and Betty Disero take a few hours out of their morning to walk around Queenston for the June Step Challenge. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

Niagara-on-the-Lake is going the distance, and more, to encourage health and wellness through the NOTL June Step Challenge – the town crushed its initial group goal in the first 12 days of the challenge. 

The goal to reach 14,856,000 kilometres, the distance to cross Canada, didn’t stand a chance. By Wednesday, June 12, participants from across NOTL had covered 15,604,124 kilometres, 105 per cent of June’s target.

The challenge will continue throughout the month.

The lord mayor’s team, Women Walking for Wellness, is comprised of Betty Disero, chief administrator Holly Dowd and town staffers Victoria Steele and Shaunna Arenburg.

The group met at the Queenston Library on Friday and walked 4.61 kilometres in just over an hour. In total, the team collectively walked 242.4 kilometres by Wednesday morning.

They will meet in each community across NOTL throughout the month.

On June 14, they will be at the Royal Niagara Golf Club in Niagara on the Green, on June 21 at Fire Station #2 in St. Davids, on June 25 at the community centre in Old Town, and on June 28 at the town hall in Virgil.

Residents are encouraged to join the walks, which will depart at 9 a.m. on each day.