Mandy is the Alberta Ambassador for Vancouver-based Urban Poling, Canada's leading provider of Nordic walking training and equipment. In this role, Mandy travels the province sharing her "passion for poling." She speaks at conferences, provides on-site training to organizations, certifies instructors, provides in-service training to health care professionals and supports a growing network of instructors (over 300) and retailers.
Urban Poling is growing at a tremendous rate across Alberta in larger population centres like Calgary and Edmonton and in smaller cities and towns. You will find programs operating in Banff, Canmore, Camrose, Cochrane, Drumheller, Elk Point, Fort Saskatchewan, Grande Prairie, Jasper, High River, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Okotoks, Olds, Red Deer, Provost, Rimbey, Saddle Lake First Nation, Stoney Nakoda First Nation, Sundre, and St. Albert, St. Paul, Whitecourt, to name a few.
The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues has an Urban Poling program: League Walking Program.
In Calgary, instruction is offered by the following: