Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – January 2020

December 19, 2019 | By

We are kicking off the New Year by acknowledging two Wendi Paterson award winners who show us what is means to embody a fitness mindset: Gabrielle (Gaye) Blake and Ron Ross. Thank you both for sharing your inspiring stories! Gaye Blake In 2018, FitWALKIreland, a promoter of ACTIVATOR poles in Ireland, developed a special indoorActivator […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – December

December 5, 2019 | By

This month’s Wendi Paterson award winners are: Linda Richard and Jon Schultz. (Note: Linda wrote the piece below herself with the assistance of UP ambassador, Bruno Troini, who translated her work. Minor revisions were made to enhance reader understanding but the original message of Linda’s work remains the same). After having a motorcycle accident at […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – November

November 8, 2019 | By

For this month’s Wendi Paterson Award winners, we’d like to acknowledge not two individuals but rather two community groups who embody our “UPYourFitness” mantra: Ryde Community Co-op Inc. and Bayfield Urban Poling. Ryde Community Co-op is a not-for-profit organization which fosters local wellbeing and improvement by offering various programs and services–one being Urban Poling. President of […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – October

October 7, 2019 | By

We congratulate Kari Galasso from Kingston, ON and Scott Edgar from Newcastle Australia as the inspiring recipients of the Wendi Paterson award this month. Kudos to you both for UP-ing your health and fitness, and naturally inspiring others to do the same. Kari Galasso Kari Galasso began Urban Poling approximately 15 years ago when her […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – September

September 3, 2019 | By

For this month’s Wendi Paterson Award winners we would like to acknowledge two inspiring personalities, Katherine Combaluzier and Lorene Hughes, owner of Scary Bunny Be Fit who have truly shown what it means to rise strong. Congratulations ladies for being such strong role models! Lorene Hughes Lorene Hughes is the owner of Scary Bunny Be Fit and operates […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – August

August 8, 2019 | By

This month we would like to acknowledge Verla Fortier and Mr. & Mrs. Camacho for being the recipients of our Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award.  We congratulate them both (rather all three!) for achieving great success with pole walking and inspiring others to do the same. Verla Fortier Verla is a 65 year old retired nurse living […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – July

July 10, 2019 | By

Congratulations to this month’s award winners, Barb Koetsier and Nancy Cronin! We are thrilled to be honoring these two individuals for achieving great success with pole walking and inspiring others to do the same. Barb Koetsier “I am so glad I bought the Activator² Poles.  I take them everywhere.  They folded up and fit in […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – June

June 7, 2019 | By

CRITICAL MONITOR LINES to the FINISH LINE This month will re-introduce Rob MacDonald, a miraculous story of a man who was told that he had only a 5% chance of walking after a devastating fall while on vacation. Congratulations to Rob for not only beating those odds, but for being a source of inspiration for […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – May

May 7, 2019 | By

For the month of May we are so pleased to be honouring Owen.  This blog is written through the voice of Gabriella De Nino, Registered Kinesiologist and Health Promotion Manager at Urban Poling Inc.  While at a Stroke Symposium hosted by the March of Dimes Canada, I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful woman […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award-April

April 4, 2019 | By

Thrilled to share our April Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award winners as these two people who are being honoured have done more than their fair share of inspiring!  Mandy Johnson (MJ) Urban Poling Ambassador Alberta MJ is an avid fitness enthusiast who has over 40 years experience in fitness, recreation, health promotion and active transportation. She […]

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