Award winners for the Beefy Chiefs 2.0 Step Up Challenge were recently announced at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VII!
The 10 month challenge was initiated in June 2014 and gathered momentum through the fall. Of the 5,000 BC First Nations taking part over 1800 actively competed for prizes on fitbit.com.
On April 30, 2015 the totals rolled in and they are impressive! Group total for distance was 764,426 KM (equivalent to walking 19 times around the earth!), group total active minutes of 3,567,271 minutes (equivalent to 6 years, 9 months and 12 days!) and group total steps of 1,181,698,715. Grand prize winners received community wellness grants for their respective communities.
Kim Roberts – #1 Most Steps Winner
The awards ceremony was hosted by Dr. Evan Adams and Grand Chief Doug Kelly.
1. Kim Roberts: Kwakiutl District Council Health Centre, Campbell River $4,000
2. Sheri Daw: Lower Nicola Indian Band, Merritt – (Sheri is also the Quarter 3 prize winner for most steps.) $3,000
3. Val Rubinato: Gitxsan Health Society, Hazelton – (Val is also the Quarter 3 prize winner for greatest distance.) $2,000
1. Gina Warburton: Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre, Duncan $4,000
2. John Powell: Mamalilikala-Qwe’Qwa’Sot’Em First Nation, Village Island $3,000
DISTANCE: 3,006 KM
3. Robert Clydesdale, Nooaitch Indian Band, Merritt $2,000
DISTANCE: 2,460.33 KM
MOST ACTIVE MINUTES:
1. Carole Basil: Lower Nicola Indian Band, Merritt $4,000
ACTIVE MINS: 45,029 MIN
2. Janette Dennis: Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Keremeos $3,000
ACTIVE MINS: 35,445 MIN
3. Ruby Alexis: Okanagan Indian Band, Vernon $2,000
ACTIVE MINS: 20,484 MIN
Doug Kelly, The Original Beefy Chief
Congratulations to all participants! Keep Stepping Up! The Step Up Challenge registration remains open but sign up soon as supplies are limited!