Victoria takes on walking challenge

City leading so far in its population category

If you have a favourite walkway, the City of Victoria wants you to pay it tribute by uploading your stories, photos, videos or maps to the web.

The community with the most online posts has a chance at cash to upgrade a local walkway.

The contest is called the Healthy Families Walking Challenge, and Victoria is so far in the lead in its population category.

The top five communities in their population category with the most online submissions will each receive $10,000 to upgrade a local walking trail. The five communities will be entered into a draw to win an additional $50,000.

“Victoria is known as one of the most walkable cities in Canada,” said Mayor Dean Fortin. “With one week left in the Challenge, I encourage residents to participate online and share what our community’s walking trails mean to them and their family.”

Individuals who post submissions can also win prizes.

The deadline is Monday (Sept. 19).

Go online to www.healthyfamiliesbcwalkingchallenge.ca, and click “victoria.”