London Wants Canada’s Most Active Community Title

ParticipACTION “Community Better Challenge”

From the City of London:

Londoners of all ages, shapes and sizes are encouraged to get moving together and help London earn the title of Canada’s Most Active Community and the national prize in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge.

Starting today, track your physical activity using the new ParticipACTION app on your smart phone.  Walk, bike, play basketball, climb stairs – it all counts!  Your activity minutes will be automatically added toward London’s community score when you log them in the app.

The challenge is open to all Canadians and takes place from May 31 to June 16.  The community with the most tracked hours at the end of the challenge will receive the national winner prize of $150,000 to go towards physical activity improvements.  In addition to the national winner, there will also be finalists recognized from all regions of Canada who will be awarded $20,000.

More information is available at

Did you know?

June is Parks and Recreation month in Ontario, a movement that promotes the benefits of recreation and parks for physical, social, and environmental health.  Follow @londononrecreation on Facebook for information on pop-up recreational activities and fun contests during the month of June.

June is also Seniors’ Month in Ontario.  London’s two seniors’ recreation centres, the Hamilton Road Seniors Centre and the Kiwanis Seniors’ Community Centre, have a month of activities planned recognizing the contributions seniors make to our community and promoting a healthy active lifestyle at all stages of life.

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