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Yellowknifers asked to ditch the car as part of Walk to Work Week

If you’re used to driving to work in the morning, now might be the time to reconsider.

Walk to Work Week kicks off in Yellowknife Monday. The annual event challenges residents to walk to their place of work in lieu of other transportation methods.

The City of Yellowknife is teaming up with Ecology North and the Government of the Northwest Territories to host a variety of related activities until Friday.

Throughout the week, City staff and volunteers will be on the streets handing out complimentary passes to city facilities.

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On Wednesday morning, hot chocolate will be provided at the W.H Bromley Building between 7:45 and 8:15 to anyone who walks to work downtown.

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Meanwhile on Thursday, admission to the track at the Yellowknife Fieldhouse will be free in recognition of World Cancer Day.

“Walking to work is good for your wallet, your health, along with our community and planet,” said Yellowknife mayor Mark Heyck in a statement.

“I encourage Yellowknifers to use the Walk to Work week activities to feel the benefits of this healthy habit.”2016 WINTER WALK TO WORK WEEK POSTER

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