Doctors, patients take a stroll

NANAIMO – Annual walk promotes healthy living and daily activity.

Every year Nanaimo’s Dr.  Derek Poteryko and a number of other health-care professionals put on their sneakers and go for a walk with patients in the community.

It is a B.C. Medical Association-sponsored event to encourage daily activity.

This year organizers want to make Saturday’s (May 11) event bigger and better and involve every health-care professional as well.

So instead of a walk around the blocks neighbouring Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, this year’s walk takes palce at Maffeo Sutton Park and Nanaimo’s waterfront.

The walk beins at 11 a.m. and includes free pedometers as well as walking prizes.

For more information, please call 250-739-5770 or