sole of walker's shoeA May 8 walk or roll along the riverfront will support efforts promoting mental health.

Downtown partnership to hold Wednesday wellness walk

On Wednesday, May 8, UWindsor faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the Downtown Core Partnership Wellness Event, joining the City of Windsor, Windsor Fire and Rescue Services, Windsor Police Service, Caesars Windsor, St. Clair College, and the Windsor Public Library to “take a stand for mental health” in support of the Sole Focus Project.

This collaborative wellness initiative has been designed to remind employees to take a break during the workday, get outdoors, and get active to promote better mental health and wellness.

The event will include a 20-minute walk of about one kilometre and speakers. It will leave from Charles Clark Square at 12:30 p.m. and proceed rain or shine.

Representatives from the Windsor-Essex branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association will also be onsite to provide information about the Sole Focus Project, a campaign to support mental wellness education and awareness in the community.

Organizers ask those interested in participating to fill out a waiver prior to the walk.