0.6 C
Fort St. John
Monday, October 22, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement

Fort St. John could be rewarded for active lifestyle

Advertisement

 

It’s common knowledge that walking can be beneficial to a person’s health, but now, thanks to the B.C. Ministry of health, it can benefit your community as well.

Currently taking place and ending on September 19 is the Healthy Families B.C. Walking Challenge, a challenge promoting a more active lifestyle within families, with the opportunity to win great individual, as well as community, prizes.

Participants are asked to map their walks, as well as share their personal walking experiences online. The more a person posts, the greater their chances at winning prizes such as; a pedometer, family prize packs or the grand prize, one of six family trips to a popular B.C. destination.

Advertisement

As of Friday, Fort St. John is in second place in the 10,001-25,000 population category. The Energetic City is sandwiched between first place Oak Bay, B.C. and third place Williams Lake.

The idea of this challenge is to motivate families across the province to not only increase their physical activity through walking, but to also maintain a healthy lifestyle as a lifelong commitment.

Participants can also benefit their communities just by sharing their stories, videos or photos of a favourite walk. Weekly prizes such as sport equipment and pedometers are be awarded to communities all over the province as well.

The grand prizes of cash totalling $100,000 will also be awarded to various communities at the conclusion of the challenge. The top five communities in their population size range, with the most submissions, will each receive $10,000 in support of the development of walking trails.

Advertisement
Advertisement

One of the five winning communities will also be randomly drawn to receive an additional $50,000.

To share a healthy lifestyle story or to map out a walk, please visit the challenge’s official website.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Events

Doc Walker to play the Lido Theatre

HYPNOTIST: RAY ANDERSON

Jokes N Tokes Comedy Tour

Advertisement

Advertisement

Must Read

GoFundMe Campaign started for residents of the Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Over $5,000 has already been raised in a GoFundMe campaign for residents of the Old Fort. Fort St. John resident...

New Mayor elected in Tumbler Ridge

Fraser re-elected as mayor of Taylor