Nordic walking demonstration at Applewood Shaver House's - Picnic in the Park
Nordic walking demonstration at Applewood Shaver House’s – Picnic in the Park (June 2012)

Picnic in the Park

The first day of summer was a scorcher, but it didn’t deter a good-sized crowd from attending a free evening barbecue and concert hosted by Donna Cansfield, MPP Etobicoke Centre. The steamy evening was cooled down a notch with thoughts of Finland as Boomers for Fitness offered a Nordic walking demonstration. After enjoying a barbecued bite to eat and seeing a variety of organizations showcase their products and services, attendees settled in for a wonderful concert courtesy of the Etobicoke Community Concert Band. The fun-filled musical evening was the first in a series of summer concerts at Applewood, The Shaver Homestead. To learn more, visit


Parkinson’s SuperWalk

On September 9, 2012 Boomers for Fitness participated in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk. Asked to demonstrate and provide information on the importance of exercise, in particular Nordic Pole Walking with Parkinson’s Disease. Two draws were held, the winner of the 1st place prize, a set of Nordixx Global Walking Poles, went to Victoria Mackinley and the 2nd prize winner, of a Nordixx fanny pack and pedometer, was Cindy Cameron. Thank you to all who participated. The Central and Northern Ontario chapters raised $900,000.


Parkinson’s Presentation

Boomers for Fitness presented to the Parkinson’s Toronto support group, on September 24, 2012, on the importance of exercise and Parkinson’s Disease in maintaining quality of life and minimizing the effects of this disease. The presentation was well received and many spirited discussions occurred. We are hoping to present again to this great group.


2012 Zoomer Show

Boomers for Fitness is pleased to announce that they will participating in the 2012 Zoomer Show being held on Saturday October 27, 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday October 28, 10 am -5 pm, at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. For more details on the Show please go to We will be presenting a Zumba Gold demonstration at 11:40 am on both days, for 20 minutes, so please join us for some Latin dancing. If you, your family or friends are interesting in attending, please contact us at 416-725-7054 or for complimentary admission tickets. Hope to see you all there, The Bff Team.


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