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Mocc Walk

get active · get fit · have fun

 2018-mocc-walk-poster

 

How far can your moccasin’s walk?

The Ontario Native Women’s Association’s Aboriginal Diabetes Program is CHALLENGING YOU TO A MOCC WALK! Join this FREE walking challenge intended to increase awareness about diabetes and to promote physical activity among Indigenous people across Ontario.

Just record the number of minutes you spent walking, tally your points at the end of the challenge and submit them to ONWA. You earn 1 point for every 10 minutes you walk. The more points you get, the more chances you have to win great prizes!

Everyone of all ages is encouraged to participate - women, men, youth, children, elders. Participate as individuals or gather your families, co-workers or friends and participate as a team! You can walk anywhere – on a treadmill, outside or at the mall.

 

Who:

Everyone! REGISTER as Individuals or Teams (4 per team)

 

When:

Begins: May 1st, 2018

Ends: June 30th, 2018

 

Where:

All across Ontario

 

Facebook Event Page (2018)

 

Take the Mocc Walk 2018 Challenge!

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

Registration Deadline: April 30th, 2018

To register, complete the registration form and e-mail, fax, or mail it to Robert Fenton at ONWA. 

Email: onwa%23ca|diabetes

Fax: 807-623-1104

Mail: 380 Ray. Blvd., Thunder Bay, ON  P7B4E6

 

Robert Fenton
Aboriginal Diabetes Education Coordinator
Tel: (807) 625-8579
Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816
E-mail:onwa%23ca| diabetes

 

Click here to DOWNLOAD you're REGISTRATION PACKAGE!

Registration Package

Registration Form - PDF (print) or PDF (electronic form) or WORD (electronic form)

Tracking Calendars

 


 

Introduction Letter

April 1, 2018

 

Dear Community Member/Organization:

Take the Mocc Walk 2018 Challenge!

At one time, Diabetes was unknown in First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities. Diabetes is a major concern for Indigenous people. Indigenous people are 3 to 4 times more likely to experience Type 2 Diabetes than non-Indigenous Canadians. Before, older people used to get diabetes, but now, Indigenous children get it too. Because people are getting it a lot younger, they will have complications at a younger age.

Although, it is increasingly common in First Nations people, diabetes can be prevented and/or managed by “walking” a balanced life; eating a healthy diet; living an active lifestyle; and having a positive attitude. Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) together with its Aboriginal Diabetes Program, is sponsoring “Mocc Walk 2018” - a walking challenge intended to increase diabetes awareness and to promote physical activity among Indigenous people across Ontario.

ONWA and its Aboriginal Diabetes Program ask for your support in promoting this event in your community, women’s Locals, schools, existing walking clubs, Indigenous businesses and organizations. Please find enclosed the Mocc Walk 2018 Poster and information package. It is our hope that you will hang the event poster in your places of business, community centres, schools etc.

If more posters or information are required, please contact the ONWA Diabetes Program at 1-800-667-0816, Fax 807-623-1104, or e-mail onwa%23ca|diabetes,

 

Miigwetch,

Robert Fenton
Aboriginal Diabetes Education Coordinator
Tel: (807) 625-8579
Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816
E-mail:onwa%23ca| diabetes

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:   What is the Mocc Walk?

The Mocc Walk is a walking challenge that promotes awareness about diabetes among Indigneous people and encourages everyone to “get active· get fit · have fun,” while taking part. Whether walking as an individual or as a team, participants are encouraged to walk and record the number of minutes spent walking. For every 10 minutes spent walking, 1 point is awarded. Points are tallied and submitted to ONWA for the chance at winning some cool prizes!

 

Q:   Who can participate in the Mocc Walk?

The Mocc Walk is open to women, men, youth and children throughout the province of Ontario.

Participants can enter as individuals or as teams of four (4). Note: Teams do not have to walk together

 

Q:   How long is the Mocc Walk?

Walking begins 12:00 am on May 1st and will end 11:59 pm on June 30th.

 

Q:   Where is the Mocc Walk?

All across Ontario!

Participants can walk anywhere – a treadmill, outside, at the mall

 

Q:   What do participants have to do for the Mocc Walk?

    • Complete the Registration form and e-mail, fax or mail to ONWA by May 1st.
    • Start walking and record walking minutes on the calendars provided for May and June.
    • Note: Walking minutes cannot include working hours (breaks and lunch hour are acceptable).
    • Tally points monthly (10 minutes of walking = 1 point) and e-mail, fax or mail to ONWA.
    • Participants may also submit photos and stories about their walking experiences to ONWA.
    • Final tracking results need to be submitted by July 12

 

Q:   Why should I participate in the Mocc Walk?

    • Get Active ·Get Fit · Have Fun
    • Raise awareness about Diabetes - a key public health concern for Indigenous people
    • Chance to win cool prizes!

 

Q:   How are the prizes awarded for the Mocc Walk?

Prizes are awarded to the top three (3) individuals and teams for each region in Ontario (Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western).

All individuals/teams are eligible for the 3 Grand Prizes, which will be randomly drawn.

* In order to be eligible for prizes, participants must track their results and submit them to ONWA.

 

Q:   How do I get more involved?

Contact the Aboriginal Diabetes Education Project at the Ontario Native Women’s Association:

Robert Fenton
Aboriginal Diabetes Education Coordinator
Tel: (807) 625-8579
Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816
E-mail:onwa%23ca| diabetes

 

 

Connect with us

Head Office: 150 City Road P.O. Box 15-684, City Road, Fort William First Nation, ON, P7J 1J7
Phone: (807) 577-1492 - Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816 - Fax: (807) 623-1104
Satellite Office: 380 Ray Blvd, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4E6 - Phone: (807) 623-3442