London Drugs photo and electronics manager Brenda Smith has her time out in the Step Down competition promoting fitness Friday at the Cherry Lane store. Mark Brett/Western News

Stepping up (and down) for health

London Drugs employees stepping out to promote health and fitness

It was Bing Wing Brenda by a nose at the finish of the Penticton London Drugs Step Down event Friday at Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Friday.

Actually is was photo/electronics manager Brenda Smith by about 200 steps against her worthy opponent Cathy Golden Pants Pires the one hour photo manager at the store.

Smith finished her five-hours of walking and challenges with 27,906 steps to 27,738 by Pires. Both competitors were decked out in their most outrageous best for the competition.

“I thought I would be limping today but I’m okay,” said Pires Saturday. “The whole point was to create awareness about total health and fitness and how much fun there is in creating challenges. “Ideally we wanted get the whole store involved in how we can help everyone with total health.”

During the five hours on the makeshift course, shoppers had a chance to pull poker chips from a bag with the competitors initials and a challenge, such as feeding babies and doing house work so they had to stop their walking while the other continued.

As an incentive there were a number of chips with prizes to be won as well as an overall prize at the end.

 

Competitors Cathy Pires (left) and Brenda Smith start out in the Step Down competition to promote fitness at the Cherry Lane London Drugs Store. Mark Brett/Western News

Cathy Pires takes a time out to do some driving as her competitor keeps on stepping. Mark Brett/Western News

Brenda Smith indicates a winner in the poker chip draw. Mark Brett/Western News

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