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The Lowdown on the Magna Hoedown

WHAT A WEEKEND! The Magna Hoedown was nothing short of a success! With Walk It Off Recovery as first time participants in the Hoedown, we were blown away by the event and thoroughly enjoyed being there as volunteers and as event-goers. From the moment you stepped onto the Magna grounds you felt as if you were in the middle of the Wild, Wild West. The grounds were transformed for Hoedown with live cattle grazing outside the tent, corn stalks, hay bales and seasonal flowers accenting the event area, and event-goers sporting their finest plaid and cowboy accessories. Inside, guests enjoyed the mouth-watering Texan spiced buffet as the musicians showed off their talents and sparked the dancing and singing to commence. The crowds were thrilled by the varied musical acts and (line) danced the night away!
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Walk It Off is a Proud Recipient of the 2016 Magna Hoedown

YEEHAW! Walk It Off is thrilled to announce that we are one of the fifteen organizations selected as a recipient for the 28th Annual Magna Hoedown! For those of you who are not familiar with the Magna Hoedown, it is the largest fundraiser in York Region. The Hoedown is a 2-day event, taking place on September 16th and 17th this year, showcasing musical talent, raffle and door prizes, dancing, dinner and beverages, and tons of entertainment. This year's headliners are Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea) on Friday, Sept.16 and Paul Brandt on Saturday, Sept 17.
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The 6th Annual 5k Run-Walk-&-Roll Event Was a Blast!

What a day! WHAT AN EVENT! Thank you and congratulations to all the participants of this year’s 5km Run, Walk and Roll! This was the 6th annual event hosted by Walk It Off, at Fairy Lake in Newmarket on May 28th and what a fun day it was! Click here to see the full online photo album from the event.
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In Loving Memory of David Ralph "Dave" Dieno

In Loving Memory of David Ralph "Dave" Dieno April 19, 1956-May 29, 2016 Funeral service is at Roadhouse and Rose on Main Street in Newmarket at 1:30 pm on Saturday followed by a Celebration of Life at the Holland Landing Community Centre from 3:00 pm to 6:00pm. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of Walk It Off’s loved members, Dave Dieno. On the morning of May 29th, Dave suffered a heart attack and tragically, did not survive.
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Getting Ready for the Walk It Off 5KM at Ferry Lake on May 28!

The 6th Annual 5 km Run-Walk-&-Roll for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery at Ferry Lake in Newmarket is quickly approaching! Sunday, May 28th is just around the corner and all of our clients at Walk It Off are training hard to get prepared for the main event. We're working on their strength and endurance to make sure they are ready for what awaits them on the course. And so they have enough energy for the pancake breakfast and other fun activities we have lined up!
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Walk It Off Visits Project Walk Orlando!

As many of you know, our SCI Recovery Trainers, Taylor, Alyssa and Rebecca, went down to Orlando for the last week of January to visit our friends at Project Walk! If you are unaware of Walk It Off’s origin, Heather and Kevin went down to Project Walk in 2009 shortly after Kevin’s accident. While at Project Walk, they were amazed by the innovative physical therapy Kevin received that was focused specifically on spinal cord injury recovery. After their time at Project Walk, Heather and Kevin decided this special type of therapy needed to be available in Canada and that’s how Walk It Off was born. Over the years, Walk It Off has maintained a special relationship with Project Walk Orlando. Heather and Kevin have continued to visit Project Walk Orlando over the years to experience their therapy techniques; not to mention getting a small reprieve from the Canadian winters in sunny Orlando. This year, the SCI Recovery Trainers were the lucky ones heading down to Project Walk Orlando to experience and learn first hand all about the exciting sessions happening there!
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6th Annual 2015 Walk It Off Scarf Auction

Hand-made items will appear on the Facebook Group "Walk It Off Scarf Auction" on November 22nd at noon (12pmEST). You can view past years' scarves by clicking here to get an idea of the variety and quality. 100% of proceeds go to Walk It Off to purchase mirrors. Visual feedback is an important component of our clients' recovery process.

Celebrating 3 Years at Walk It Off Spinal Cord Recovery Wellness Centre!

On Wednesday January 21, 2015, Walk It Off Spinal Cord Wellness Centre will be celebrating 3 years of operation, making a difference in the lives of people who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). To showcase our achievements, we cordially invite you to attend our Open House on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. Drop in from 12:00pm-5:00pm.