The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex and City of Williams Lake are encouraging residents to get active this June as we compete in the ParticipACTION Community Challenge.
The Community Challenge is an annual national physical activity initiative taking place from June 1-30, 2023 that encourages Canadians to get active in a contest to determine Canada’s Most Active Community.
In Williams Lake, the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex has a free activity planned each day for interested residents to take part in throughout the month, all in a safe manner while aiming to socially connect people to the community.
Individuals, families and local organizations can track their physical activity on the ParticipACTION website or app. All minutes tracked by residents will then be added to Williams Lake’s average community score. Residents with personal fitness tracking apps can also sync those with the ParticipACTION app for more accurate results as they track their own ParticipACTION each day.
At the end of June, the leading community from each province and territory will be invited to submit an application explaining why they deserve to be ‘Canada’s Most Active Community’ and win the $100,000 grand prize, which can be used to support local physical activity initiatives.
The free ParticipACTION app can be downloaded prior to June 1 on the Google Play and Apple App Store. You can also sign up and register at www.participaction.com/challenge.
Municipalities, community organizations, schools, sports clubs and workplaces are all encouraged to join.
All ‘move minutes’ from the app, which includes both active minutes and other light activity, count toward the community’s total score.
Download the ParticipACTION app on the Google Play Store or App Store and visit www.participaction.com/programs/community-challenge/
The app is available year round and offers perks and rewards. Sign up is available at any time.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada