By KAREN WELLS
CAMPBELLTON — During the month of March many people in Campbellton were enjoying being active and eating healthy foods.
These lifestyle choices were part in parcel to the decision made by Campbellton Mayor Maisie Clark to take part in the Follow The Leader Nutrition Month Challenge.
Throughout the month of March Mayor Clark signed on to compete against municipal representatives from communities across the province in a series of weekly challenges aimed at getting active and eating well. Week one had the Mayor counting her steps with a pedometer (which continued throughout the month); week two had her eating more orange and green foods; week three saw her visit Greenwood Academy and enjoy some activity through teaching some dances to the students and week four featured a community event where residents were encouraged to take part in a walk and then enjoy a healthy meal provided at no cost. Points were awarded each week, with the winner earning bragging rights for their community.
“What I enjoyed the most was the time I spent with the kids (at Greenwood Academy),” said Mayor Clark. “I like working with young people, but mostly it was like a walk down memory lane.
“The songs they exercise to today are the ones we danced to in the ‘50s and ‘60s. It just goes to show that no matter how much things change, they still remain the same.”
Mayor Clark finished out the first three weeks of the Challenge with over 17 million points. Her points for week four had not been posted as of The Pilot deadline on April 5, but the winner had been declared as Councillor Ruth Jacque from Postville with over 528 million points.