January 30, 2004

Snowshoe in the York Regional Forest

NEWMARKET - February is Heart Health month. You can improve your family's health and reduce the risk of developing heart disease by being physically active even in the snow.


The York Region Transportation and Works Forestry Section, in partnership with York Region Health Services, are hosting a Snowshoe Walk on Saturday February 21st at the York Regional Forest Headquarters.


Enjoy the outdoors with your family and try a new winter sport. Snowshoes and demonstrations on how to use them will be provided.   Remember to dress warmly.



Date:               Saturday, February 21, 2004


Time:              10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


Location:        York Regional Forest Headquarters, Hollidge Tract

(east side of Hwy 48 between Vivian and Aurora Roads)




York Region Health Services encourages residents of all ages to stay active and healthy all year long. Snow and cold weather provide opportunities for a wide range of fun and inexpensive activities for everyone. With proper clothing, outdoor activities can be very enjoyable and provide a wonderful opportunity to appreciate nature, stay active and healthy.


For more information on the Snowshoe Walk, heart health or other health-related questions, contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit www.region.york.on.ca.



Contact:                       Wendy Lewis, York Region Corporate Communications Services

                                    905-830-4444 Ext. 1238


The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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