Almost 700 city residents clad in courageous red t-shirts gathered today at 5.30am for the Walk & Yoga For Life 2023 Launching.
NCDC Active City Development launches Walk & Yoga for Life 2023 to open the 2023 activities for the year and to start the year’s programs with the first event, Walk for Love, from 5:30am to 8:30am from Ela Beach to Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.
The Walk for Life is a simple way for people of all ages to get involved by actively demonstrating support for the value of human life – and a desire to make a difference in the lives of women, men, youth and children in the community. By walking, each person is helping the NCDC and its program ACDP advance its mission to cultivate a community that values a healthy, happy and safe life.
“I am happy to acknowledge on this 9th year of Walk & Yoga for Life; I see both old and new faces joining our walk today. Special mention to our Governor of NCD Powes Parkop for believing in us and always supporting our work, Communities & Community Leaders, Sporting Codes; Weightlifting, Boxing, and Rugby 9s Reps and Dr Sevil Huseynova, WHO Country Representative for Papua New Guinea who has joined us today.” shared Founder & Director of ACDP, Ms Fazilah Bazari.
Returning to work after medical leave, the Governor of NCD, Powes Parkop, shared how grateful he is to be alive and reminded everyone of his three key learning from his recent experience,
“(1) Health is very important, Health is Wealth,
(2) Respect doctors and medical
advice and watch your diet,
(3) Stay fit, healthy and well all the time because it will come useful when you least expect it or need it, and lastly I am ready to contribute back to my nation!”
Morning walkers were also entertained by Southside Crew, Poly Crew and Sing Sing Group’s energetic performances.
ACDP also takes this opportunity to launch its 2023 Active City Events Calendar – Major Local and International Events. City residents are encouraged to start the year right with the Active City Events Calendar, packed with activities to help POM residents live healthy and happy lives.
Be sure to check out the calendar and block your dates in your phone or diary of all the major activities planned for this year. All activities are open to all at no cost or minimal cost.