GET ACTIVE - GET FIT - HAVE FUN
What is Mocc Walk?
The Mocc Walk is a free and inclusive healthy exercise initiative intended to increase awareness about diabetes and support physical activity amongst Indigenous women and their families across Ontario. It encourages everyone to “get active ∙ get fit ∙ have fun”. Whether it is exercising in your living room or walking around the block, participants are encouraged to get active and record the number of minutes spent exercising/walking. Minutes are submitted to ONWA for the chance at winning some cool prizes!
"This is exciting, I appreciate the platform you've provided to motivate me to move more!"
How to participate
STEPS TO SUCCESS
MOCC WALK 2023
(NUMBERS UPDATED WEEKLY ON MONDAYS)
PEOPLE ACROSS ONTARIO
MINUTES SPENT EXERCISING
1 - 6
Welcome to the Mocc Walk! You are on your way! Exercise can help prevent and reduce complications of Type 2 Diabetes, so encourage your friends and family to participate! Let us know why you are participating in the Mocc Walk this year! Send us a story and/or a picture to show us why you are Mocc Walking.
7 - 13
May is the Flower Moon. What does this mean to you? Post a picture of you walking /exercising in your brightest, hottest colours and let us know what the Flower Moon means to you!
14 - 20
The Medicine Wheel teaches us that our well-being is best when the four dimensions/directions of self - (body, mind, heart, and spirit) are in balance. What are you doing this week to work towards holistic well-being? Submit a picture or journal entry.
21 - 27
Being active looks different for everyone. ONWA encourages community members of all abilities to participate in the Mocc Walk. Submit a picture of what being physically active means to you!
May 28 - June 3
Show us how you exercise inside. Whether it is using a treadmill, practicing your Pow Wow dance, running up and down the stairs, or doing a chair workout - try to make your own workout! Show us a picture of you exercising inside!
4 - 10
June is the Strawberry Moon. Did you know that strawberries (heart berries), as well as other fruits, can help regulate blood sugar? Post a picture of yourself with a healthy snack and let us know what the Strawberry Moon means to you!
11 - 17
Nature is medicine! Take a walk outside, plant a garden, or explore a new trail. Take a picture of how you connected with nature this week!
18 - 24
Processed foods are usually fast and convenient, but are often high in sugar, salt, and fat. Check out the Canada Food Guide to be inspired for your meals this week. What cultural aspects can you incorporate into your meal? Draw or take a picture of a balanced meal that you have or will prepare this week.
25 - 30
You did it!!! Submit photo / story about how has the Mocc Walk has affected you? Do you plan on continuing to be active? Remember to submit all your minutes for the Mocc by 11:59 PM EST, June 30, 2023.
Smoking Cessation Challenge
Are you looking to reduce the impact of smoking in your life?
Submit a journal entry reflecting on how you are reclaiming your health by reducing smoking. Complete this challenge by the end of the Mocc Walk for a chance to win additional prizes.
In partnership with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Indigenous Cohort Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) on Promoting Smoking Reduction and Cessation with Indigenous Peoples of Reproductive Age and their Communities.
PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS: MAY 1 - MAY 26, 2023
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Mocc Walk?
The Mocc Walk is a free and inclusive healthy exercise initiative that calls on Indigenous women and their families to get active, get fit, and have fun while promoting a healthy lifestyle and diabetes awareness. It encourages everyone to “get active ∙ get fit ∙ have fun”. Whether it is exercising in your living room or walking around the block, participants are encouraged to walk/exercise and record the number of minutes spent walking. Minutes are submitted to ONWA for the chance at winning some cool prizes!
How long is the Mocc Walk?
Begins: 12:01 AM EST on Sunday, May 1st, 2023
Ends: 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, June 30th, 2023
Why is the Classroom Challenge contest period shorter?
The Classroom Challenge runs from May 1 - May 26, 2023. This is done to allow the winning class to receive their prize before the end of the school year.
What are the Weekly Challenge dates of the Mocc Walk Weeks?
Week 1: May 1 to May 6
Week 2: May 7 to May 13
Week 3: May 14 to May 20
Week 4: May 21 to May 27
Week 5: May 28 to June 3
Week 6: June 4 to June 10
Week 7: June 11 to June 17
Week 8: June 18 to June 24
Week 9: June 28 to June 30
“I registered for the Mocc Walk but I did it late, am I still registered?”
Yes – There is no registration deadline, you can join and participate starting at any point during the Mocc Walk.
Where is the Mocc Walk?
All across Ontario – anywhere you can walk or exercise.
Who can participate?
All residents of Ontario - everyone! Elders, adults, youth and children!
Can I still enter the Mocc Walk individually if I am participating in the Classroom Challenge?
Yes - please do! Participants taking part in the Classroom Challenge are still eligible for individual participation in the Mocc Walk.
Can I participate as a part of a team?
At this time, we are only accepting individual registrations. However, we encourage you to make your own teams/groups and challenge each other. Encourage your family and friends to join you in getting active.
What are the types of registrants?
You can enter as one of three types of registrants:
ONWA Membership (Chapters and Councils)
ONWA Employee - Please note: This draw is for employees of ONWA and their households, and will be communicated internally. It is conducted separately from the other Mocc Walk draws, and will not impact your chance of winning.
Why should I participate?
Get Active ∙ Get Fit ∙ Have Fun
Help raise awareness about Diabetes - a key public health concern for Indigenous people
Chance to win cool prizes
How do I participate?
Walk/exercise, keep track of how many minutes
Submit minutes to ONWA every week, using our online Time Log form
Submit to ONWA before 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, June 30, 2023
Do I have to walk to participate?
No, any type of exercise will do – garden or rake outside, watch and follow along a YouTube exercise video, walk up and down stairs, jump rope, etc. You can exercise standing up, sitting down, as long you are exercising! Be creative!
When should I log my exercise time?
Once a week – Friday’s are a great time to log your time!
TIP: Having trouble keeping track of your time? We have created a Mocc Walk Exercise Tracker to help!
How do I win prizes?
Register and submit at least one Time Log will be entered into a draw for the Grand Prizes and Participation Prizes at the end of the promotion.
Participate in Weekly Challenges to be entered into weekly draw.
Participate in Smoking Cessation Challenge to be entered into a draw at the end of the promotion.
Participate in Classroom Challenge to be entered into a draw at the end of the promotion.
Be sure to track and submit minutes to qualify!
TIP: Need more information, check out the Mocc Walk Rules & Regulations.
What are the prizes?
What are the Weekly Challenges?
Every week during the course of the Mocc Walk, there are optional Weekly Challenges available for participants. These are meant to help encourage you to “get active ∙ get fit ∙ have fun” and keep you engaged in the Mocc Walk. They also offer the chance to win additional prizes.
Where do I submit my Weekly Challenge entry?
There is a spot on the Log Your Time form to enter you Weekly Challenge submission.
Where do I submit my Smoking Cessation Challenge entry?
There is a spot on the Log Your Time form to enter you Smoking Cessation Challenge submission.
What are the Rules and Regulations of this promotion?
Click here to read the full Rules and Regulations for this promotion. Please be aware that by participating in this promotion you agree to follow the Rules and Regulations outlined for this promotion.
Have more questions?
Contact the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Aboriginal Diabetes Education Project - Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816