Will Nelson be Canada’s most active community?

Apply by March 1 for a $1,000 grant to host an event

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is aimed at bringing communities together with physical activity and sport participation.

Community First Co-op in conjunction with the City of Nelson, the Nelson Star and the Nelson and District Community Complex, is taking the lead on Nelson being named the most active community in Canada. The winner will receive $150,000 to be used towards promotion of activity or as the most active in B.C, we would win $20.000

Between May 31 and June 16 organizations in Nelson will be hosting events and activities to encourage citizens of any age and ability to get moving.

To host an event, as a sport organization, school, First Nations association, health organization or an organization that supports under-represented members of the community, you may apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to help. Apply by March 1 online at www.participaction.com/en-ca/programs/community-challenge.

To be part of the activity and to have your minutes count and to also win some individual prizes, you can download the app at www.participaction.com. As of May 31, you can also register on line to add your minutes to the challenge. Children 13 and under must have their activity minutes done online by a parent, teacher or coach.

The Nelson Star will be publishing an insert of all the events to try during these two weeks and CFHC will be hosting a Kick off Walk on June 1.

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