Banora Point Walking Group celebrates fifth anniversary

A Tweed community walking group has celebrated half a decade and many kilometres of active striding for improved health.

The Banora Point Walking Group held a breakfast recently to celebrate its fifth anniversary and honour its pioneers and stalwarts.

The group meets at the Banora Point Community Centre each Wednesday morning at 7am and 40 of its members gathered for their milestone anniversary walk.

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Photo: Council’s Director of Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson (left) celebrates with the Banora Point Walking Group on their fifth anniversary. 

They were joined by Council’s Director of Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson, who presented certificates to 13 participants who completed the inaugural walk and have walked consistently throughout the five years. A water bottle was given to each participant to mark the occasion.

Banora Point Walking Group is supported by Council and is part of a Heart Foundation national network of free walking groups coordinated by volunteer leaders.

“The leaders do a fantastic job organising the walks and ensuring they are safe for participants,” Ms Stinson said.

“Our leaders for the Banora Point group have been in their roles since they completed their training and induction in 2011.”

Banora Point walking group coordinator Lyn Porter was honoured with a NSW Golden Shoe Award in 2014, nominated by the leaders for her commitment to Heart Foundation Walking.

Tweed Shire also has Heart Foundation Walking groups at Tweed Heads, Tumbulgum and Murwillumbah.

For more information visit http://walking.heartfoundation.org.au

Courtesy: Tweed Shire Council Newsroom
Monday 16 May, 2016
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