North Grenville Declared Most Active Community in Canada
ParticipACTION announced Monday that the Municipality of North Grenville has been crowned Canada’s most active community as part of the 2021 Community Better Challenge.
“We are absolutely thrilled and honoured that North Grenville has been selected as Canada’s most active community, having logged a whopping 9.9 million minutes in June,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“This initiative was built from the ground up with the leadership of our Health, Wellness and Fitness Committee, it showcased our incredible spirit and brought our community together. We were each other’s greatest champions, as we worked collectively towards a common goal. We are so proud of our community and everyone’s efforts,” added Mayor Peckford.
The Community Better Challenge encouraged all ages and abilities to get active for the month of June. Participants were encouraged to track their minutes on the Participaction App or website. All physical activity minutes counted – whether it was a virtual fitness class, chair yoga, walking the dog, or yard work. All individual and group fitness counted.
According to the ParticipACTION Community Impact Report, North Grenville tracked over 9.9 million minutes during the month of June. Over 2,000 residents participated along with more than 20 organizations who helped get people moving, including all six elementary schools, daycares, fitness studios, and community organizations such as Seniors’ Community Services and Community Living North Grenville.
“North Grenville maintained its number 1 spot throughout June because of our small-town passion and community connections,” highlighted Tanya Deans, Vice-Chair of the Health, Fitness and Wellness Advisory Committee.
Being named Canada’s most active community also means North Grenville earned the top prize of $100,000.
For more information on the challenge visit: www.participaction.com/en-ca/programs/community-challenge