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​​​Urban Pole Walking

GNP is excited to offer a new walking program! Through a grant opportunity we are able to offer urban pole walking classes (walking/hiking with poles).  In April 2016, GNP received grant funding from NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS to purchase poles and offer training sessions!


Urban pole walking combines an upper body technique similar to cross country skiing with the lower body technique of regular walking and it offers many health benefits, as well as helping with stability.


We are very fortunate to offer access to poles, training, and more walking/hiking outings around town. Future excursions to destinations such as Kananaskis, Canmore, Cochrane, Red Deer trails etc. are also planned. The cost is FREE.

  • WALK – HIKE – TREK with GNP:  ONGOING walking groups meet on a regular basis to walk - hike – trek with or without poles.


Poles are available to use free of charge at Greenwood Neighbourhood Place! Stop at the office to complete the form and sign them out for a few days.