Resident Physician Wellness Month

Resident Physician Wellness Month (RWM) encourages resident physician wellness and recognizes resident physicians for the work they do.

PARA celebrates RWM in May, with wellness events and initiatives such as a step tracker contest, snacks in lounges, fun runs, cooking classes and more!

Finding Wellness Photo Contest

For the month of May, submit your favourite photo showing you engaged in a wellness activity–such as playing sports, taking time for yourself or spending time with your family–for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

Submit your photo to or

All photos submitted will be publicly featured on PARA’s social media accounts. One photo entry per resident physician. Six winners will be determined via random draw. Photos must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2019. 

Step Tracker Contest

We know many resident physician walk a lot–we want to see just how much! Submit your steps for the month of May for an opportunity to win a weekly prize of a $20 gift card and a monthly prize of a $100 Visa gift card.

Each week a leaderboard will be posted to the PARA Facebook and Instagram page. The leaderboard will list participants by first initial, last name. Resident physicians that do not with to be listed in this way must provide an alternative name to PARA.

Enter this contest by emailing Resident Physicians that are registered will receive a weekly reminder to submit their steps.

Steps submitted must be for the month of May 2019 only. Resident physicians will only be able to win one weekly contest. Any additional entries will be combined and entered into the month-long contest. 

Fun Runs

Get running for a good cause!


Mother’s Day Run

Date: Sunday, May 12

Time: 8:40 a.m.

Location: Chinook Centre | 61st Avenue and Macleod Trail

When RSVPing, please include your name, phone number, complete address, date of birth, an emergency contact and if you want to participate in the 5KM or 10KM. If you are bringing your partner, please provide the above information for them as well.


Teddy Bear Fun Run

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Rundle Park | 2909 113 Avenue NW

When RSVPing, please include your name, date of birth, complete address, and t-shirt size. If you are bringing your partner, please provide the above information for them aswell. 

RSVP to by Monday, May 6.

PARA will cover registration fees for you and your partner. Please indicate in your RSVP if you’re bringing your partner. 

Cooking Class

Come learn something new at a cooking class!


Date: Thursday, May 16

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sunterra Keynote | 200 12th Ave SE


Date: Thursday, May 16

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sunterra Commerce Place | 201 – 10150 Jasper Ave

Space is limited. To enter the draw to win one ticket, email by Monday, May 6. Please include any dietary restrictions.

Snacks in Lounges

PARA will be working with resident physicians to host snacks in lounges throughout May. Snacks will be in the following lounges:


  • Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • Foothills
  • South Health


  • Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Misericordia Hospital

Check back soon for more locations or email if you’re interested in being a host at a lounge.

Spin Class

Come get your sweat on with a spin class!


Date: Thursday, May 23

Time: 6: 15 p.m.

Location: One Cycle | 2115 4 St SW


Date: Thursday, May 23

Time: 6:20 p.m.

Location: YEG Cycle on Whyte Avenue | 10636 82 Ave NW

RSVP to by Monday, May 13.

Family Bowling and Pizza

Join us for an evening of family fun with bowling and pizza!


Date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Location: The Bowling Depot | 5255 McCall Way NE #146


Date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Location: Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes | 8330 82 Ave

Drinks and pizza provided by PARA.

Please RSVP to by Wednesday, May 22. Partners and children are encouraged to join. Please include how many guests you’ll be bringing.


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