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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 Adds Registered Kinesiology to the List of Health Care Services Provided

Walk It Off is proud to announce that two of our SCI Recovery Trainers, Rebecca and Taylor, are officially Registered Kinesiologists! In September, both trainers wrote their entry-to-practice exam with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO). We are very pleased to announce that after enduring a painful wait period, both Rebecca and Taylor were informed they passed the exam and we are happy to add Registered Kinesiology (R.Kin) to the list of health care professions we can offer at Walk It Off along with Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy and Personal Training.
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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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December Donations to Walk it Off

This year, Walk It Off is also fundraising for a larger facility! We have been hard at work growing over the last couple years and we are outgrowing our current home and looking to expand into a bigger one - Not that we don’t like all being in such close quarters, but we think everyone can agree, it’s getting a bit tight!
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Walk It Off has Been Chosen as a Donation Recipient!

Walk It Off staff will be participating throughout but you can catch us at the Mall en masse on December 16th and 17th from 6:30-9pm. Come out and say hello, get your gifts wrapped and support 4 great causes.
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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.
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Walk it Off Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Walk It Off is pleased to welcome two new staff members to our team! We are happy to introduce our new Spinal Cord Injury Facility Assistant, Jennifer, and our newest Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Trainer, Taylor. We have been getting to know them over the past month and we think you will enjoy working with them as much as we do!
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Walk It Off Clients Participate in 2015 Parapan Am & Pan Am Activities

I think it’s fair to say that seeing athletes of all different abilities competing in many different sports caused a bit of “panamania” here at Walk It Off. From Canada placing second in overall medal count and our very own Anita Kaiser in the PanAm torch relay to Kevin Mills being asked to participate in the Parapan Am torch relay and complete a handcycling demonstration at McMaster University, it’s hard to not get excited about it!