About Me

Steering Committee

Jancropadj5Jan Murdoch BA, Bed, Med, Ped abd, Nordic Instr, FMS Instr.

After 31 years in Education as a Physical Education Teacher and Administrator, Jan retired to spend more time on her passions. One passion is to better understand the connection between Body Fitness and Brain Fitness. In a recent article from Baycrest Centre in Toronto, it was confirmed that Dementia is linked to a sedentary lifestyle and NOT to the aging process


2015-12-16 11.53.37Debb Wayland RN, Nordic Instr, FMS Instr.

Debb has retired from hospital sector nursing, most recently from the Emergency Room (ER) and Urgent Care setting. She started pole walking 3 years ago and immediately fell in love with the sport.  Debb obtained her Instructor Qualifications in Nordic Pole Walking and in June 2015 she completed her Fundamental Movement Skills Certification with the Canadian Coaching Association. Debb’s medical qualifications along with her enthusiasm and creative talents make her a valued member of our team.


Linda Becken BA, Bed, Med

Linda retired  from the Windsor Board of Education, her experience as a former teacher and administrator help ensure our team runs productively. She began pole walking just over a year ago and immediately saw the benefits of doing the activity regularly.

Irene Hayworth BA, Bed,

Irene decided to follow her passions after her retirement from teaching. She is focusing on developing both sides of her brain by participating in watercolour painting, volunteering at the Art Gallery, and organizing walks with her University of Women’s group.