City of Cranbrook

May 29, 2017

GET UP, GET OUT and GET ACTIVE on National Health and Fitness Day - Saturday June 3, 2017

Cranbrook, BC (May 29, 2017) – To mark this year’s National Health and Fitness Day, an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth, the City of Cranbrook is hosting free activities at Western Financial Place on Saturday June 3rd. Included in the activities is a bike obstacle course hosted by iRide coaches, games with this year’s Playground leaders and free family and public swims.

National Health and Fitness Day provides an opportunity for municipalities and all citizens to mark the day with local events to celebrate and promote the use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities. The objective is to inspire Canadians to become fitter and more active which will result in reduced health care costs attributed to preventable diseases related to inactivity.

“We’re thrilled to take part in NHFD and want to encourage everyone to be more active,” says Jodine Toorenburgh, Programming Coordinator with Leisure Services. “The City of Cranbrook has a long tradition of supporting health and fitness. Physical activity is great for our community and is something we can all get behind.”

On June 3rd everyone is welcome to come down and enjoy these fun activities at Western Financial Place including: iRide Obstacles 11am-1pm; Park Games 11am-2pm; Family Swim 12-1pm; Public Swim 1-4pm. For more information, visit www.westernfinancialplace.ca or call 250-489-0220.

About National Health and Fitness Day

After years of working with local community groups and national health promotion organizations to review ways of improving health and fitness in Canada, Senator Nancy Greene Raine saw passage of Bill S-211, the National Health and Fitness Day Act,  in December 2014.  The passage of the Bill creates a strong impetus towards bringing communities together every year on the first Saturday in June, to highlight the importance of Health and Fitness.

Currently hundreds of municipalities across the country from east to west to north have proclaimed the day and are planning to celebrate the day by hosting activities, promoting the use of local health, recreation, sports and fitness facilities, as well as simply encouraging people to Get Up, Get Out and Get Active!

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