Vote to win walking challenge

The countdown is on to step up to a healthy lifestyle.

The countdown is on to step up to a healthy lifestyle.

There is less than a week to go for Penticton residents to help the city win $10,000 from the B.C. Walking Challenge. The public is encouraged to visit the contest website at www.healthyfamiliesbcwalkingchallenge.ca and submit their comments. The community with the most entries in each population category wins $10,000, which will be used towards improvement of local walking and hiking trails.

The city that wins its population category is also entered into the grand prize draw for $50,000 to go towards community trails. With only five population categories, that means top-ranked municipalities have a one-in-five chance to win.

Submissions for the B.C. Walking Challenge will be accepted until Monday.