Heart Winnipeg Plalking Club

Please be advised that all programming is temporarily suspended while staff are furloughed due to Covid-19.  We expect this suspension to last March 25-May 5.  Please check back for updates, and in the meantime, you may reach out to our Executive Director, Tom Ethans, with questions/concerns:  tom@takepride.mb.ca or 204 792 5464


In the interim, we ask all of you to help carry our mission: 

Help a friend or neighbour in need. 

Take a bucket or bag with you on your daily walks, and pick up litter. Remember to wear gloves! 

Spread messages of hope and goodwill in your neighbourhood—use sidewalk chalk to write a message or create a cheerful drawing, or show off your crafty side with window art. 

Take care of each other.


Take Pride Winnipeg! is pleased to announce a new program, the Heart Winnipeg Plalking Club. Watch for 2020 dates to be announced in the spring! 

This club is for people who want to exercise while helping to beautify the streets of Winnipeg by picking up litter as they walk around the community.

It is a great program for those who have had heart issues. With spring finally here and the snow melting, this is when Winnipeg is in need of help to rid the streets of litter that has accumulated over the winter. Walking is good exercise, and by adding the extra element of picking up litter while walking--or PLALKING--you can further improve your cardiovascular health.

Take Pride Winnipeg! has partnered with the Reh-Fit Centre to develop the Heart Winnipeg Plalking Club. Sign-up sheets to join the club are available at the Reh-Fit Centre, with the first cleanup planned for Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Location: Meet at Southwest Corner of Walmart parking lot (Ellice at Empress).

2019 events:

April 20 - 10:00 am to noon. Reh-Fit Centre.

April 27 - 10:00 am to noon. Meet up at Co-Op Gas Bar, 50 Centre St. Bridgwater.

May 4 - 10:30 am to 12:30 p.m.  Meet up again at Co-Op Gas Bar, 50 Centre St. Bridgwater 

May 11- 10:00 am to noon. Meet at East parking lot at IKEA (Kenaston side). IKEA will buy all the Plalkers lunch! 

May 25 - 10:00 a.m. to noon Omand's Creek trail.  Meet at Jysk parking lot on Empress.

June 1 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mission St.  Meet at Garage Masters parking lot, 975 Mission St 

June 8 -  Exchange District.  Meet up at the Cube in Old Market Square, 10 a.m. to noon.

June 15 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mission St.  Meet at Garage Masters parking lot, 975 Mission St (repeat of June 1 meet up, due to volume of litter)

June 23 *SUNDAY* Grounds of the Forks.  Meet up 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of Inn at the Forks.


Sunday June 23 will be the last scheduled Plalking meet up for the summer.  

If you would like to host a meet up, please contact Carrie at Take Pride Winnipeg for assistance: carrie@takepride.mb.ca

Bags, gloves and shirts will be provided for all members of the club. 

Thank you to Mark's for providing shirts for the Heart Winnipeg Plalking Club.

Questions, or want to be on an email notification list for future club events? Email Carrie, our programs manager.