MADD Canada is hosting its first Strides for Change walk in Fort St. John.

The five kilometre walk is to raise awareness of the perils of impaired driving, as well as to support local victims.

The organization says although bringing attention to the problem of impaired drivers is important all year-round, it is especially important when people are heading to cottages or taking road trips during the summer.

Anyone wanting to register can request a pledge form by emailing .

The walk begins on Saturday at Northern Lights College in the city, with registration starting at 10 a.m.