Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Hosts First Event Since 2021 Opening

Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Hosts First Event Since 2021 Opening

The QCWA Port Curtis Division and the QCWA Country Kitchens program have teamed up to promote the ‘Sit Less, Move More’ message.

The QCWA Country Kitchens Program is a health promotion program funded by Health and Wellbeing Queensland, run in partnership with the Queensland Country Women’s Association. This program also aimed to help promote the ‘five key messages’, which are: getting more fruit and veg into your meals, cooking at home, being aware of sugar in your drinks, checking your portion size, and sitting less, moving more.

Bryanne Kerr, the Country Kitchens Division Convenor for QCWA Port Curtis Division said that the event at the Rail Trail provided a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, with long and short walk options.

“46 keen walkers braved the chilly temperatures to walk the various distances, ranging from 2km to 26km. Participants enjoyed healthy snacks and lunches, prepared by QCWA volunteers. Many of the Country Kitchens program activities have a focus on food and cooking skills. We wanted to host an event that would reach a different audience, with a  focus on the ‘Sit Less, Move More’ key message,” said Bryanne.

The event was supported by the Gladstone Regional Council Grassroots Fund, and was hosted by the Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre, with a number of walkers camping out for the night.

“We’d also like to thank Nanna’s Naturals and Wally’s Produce/ Beemart for supplying prizes for a random draw. Also, thank you to Packs N Pedals and Mission to Seafarer’s for providing participants with transport from the Discovery Centre to the rail trail and return.”