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February 28, 2011
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February 28, 2011

New Westminster loses weight and gets healthy with March 6 rally in Queen's Park

New Westminster, B.C. – Celebrity trainers from CBC’s Village On A Diet television series will be on hand Sunday, March 6th at Queen’s Park Arenex to join the 260 participants in New Westminster’s Healthy Weight Loss Challenge in a rally to celebrate nearly 500 lbs lost so far. The City, through its Active Communities initiative, launched the 12-week Healthy Weight Loss Challenge on February 7th.

“The rally is designed to inspire and motivate participants as they continue on their journey to health and wellness,” said Sandy Earle, New Westminster’s Active Communities Programmer. “While we’ll be celebrating the success of the 260 Healthy Weight Loss Challenge participants, the event is open to anyone who wants to make some healthy changes in their life.”

The one hour rally on Sunday, March 6th will commence at 1pm at Queen’s Park Arenex and special guests include:

• Celebrity trainers Mike Veinot and Garfield Wilson and participants from CBC’s Village On A Diet
• Registered Dietician Lauren Williams from the Eating for Energy team
• Mayor Wayne Wright, a participant in the City of New Westminster’s staff weight loss challenge held in 2010

Local fitness instructors and physiotherapists will also be on hand to answer questions from rally participants.

“Our Healthy Weight Loss Challenge has caught the attention of the producers of CBC’s Village On A Diet who were impressed with this local initiative,” said Earle. “This is a great opportunity for our community to show their support for participants and get motivated to tackle their own wellness goals. Everyone is invited!”


Contact: Sandy Earle
Active Communities Programmer
New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation
604-777-5103 or