Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area teamed up on Sunday to host a 5K Wellness Walk at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The walk offered an opportunity for local residents to connect with nature — and each — other while improving their physical and mental health.
Brian Archie, integrator and change agent for the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative, started the event by telling those gathered at the train station, “We are here today to reconnect with ourselves, our community, and others. Coming together in person outside in nature will restore and reengage us all with what we were doing before COVID-19 happened. We need each other. We are only as well as our neighbors, and we have to take care of each other.”