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Raising Awareness

Nikki’s Training Diary #3

May 19, 2020

#TogetherWeCan #GoTheDistance I have to admit – it was tough to stay motivated last week. It’s not surprising; week three is when I usually falter with any new fitness regimen. Fortunately, having the 10k goal and knowing that I’d have to write this update was enough to get me going. I found that once I…

Nikki’s Training Diary #2

May 11, 2020

#TogetherWeCan #GoTheDistance I’m starting Week 3 of training to walk the 10k for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Before this, I would walk for fitness sporadically and I didn’t know how to gradually increase my exercise in a safe way that would avoid injuries. So I found a training schedule online for beginners who are training…

Nikki’s Training Diary #1

April 27, 2020

#TogetherWeCan #GoTheDistance Epilepsy Ottawa’s Executive Director, Nikki Porter, is training for a 10k. Check out her announcement, then visit to find out how to participate. If you’re doing the Scotiabank Charity Challenge for the virtual Ottawa Race Weekend or you’ve launched your own fitness challenge fundraiser, share your training updates with us in the…

The Purple Door Campaign

March 15, 2020

We have expanded our Purple Door Campaign given the social distancing measures, and are introducing the Purple People Campaign! Find out how you can celebrate epilepsy awareness and be entered in a prize draw.