Tri-Region Community Better Challenge June 1-30, 2022
About the Challenge
o The Community Better Challenge is a national physical activity initiative that encourages Canadians to get active in search of Canada’s Most Active Community. From June 1 – 30, 2022 we’re asking Canadians to get active and track their physical activity minutes in an effort for their community to be recognized as one that champions active living and win the $100,000 grand prize to support local physical activity initiatives. Additional prizes will be awarded to winning communities in each province and territory.
o In 2021, over 365 million move minutes were tracked by individuals on the ParticipACTION app and by over 2000 organizations that hosted programs and events across the country.
o Now, more than ever, physical activity is needed to help us stay healthy in mind, body, and community spirit. Research shows the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the health of Canadians of all ages, with many moving less and spending more time being sedentary. The Community Better Challenge provides an easy, fun and safe way to get communities moving and socially connecting (either in-person or virtually) through physical activity and sport.
Join the Challenge!
Step 1: Download the App
o Use the ParticipACTION app to track your activity and have a chance of winning great prizes! The app can be downloaded through the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or online at www.participaction.com/challenge.
o All move minutes from your app, which include both active minutes and your light or incidental activity, will count toward your community’s total in the Community Better Challenge. This includes movement from synced fitness trackers, Apple Health or Google Fit, as well as any manually tracked activity.
o You can also track your minutes online through the Community Better Challenge website
o If you are already tracking your physical activity on the App, please do not track those minutes on the website or vice versa.
o Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
o For more information, visit the Participaction Website
Step 2: Tracking Minutes
o The minutes you track on the ParticipACTION app or ParticipACTION website will go towards the competing community associated with the postal code in your profile. We encourage all participants to sign-up with the postal code of the community where they reside.
Groups, Family and Event Website Tracking:
o You cannot track minutes in the app on behalf of a group or organization – this can only be done through the Community Better Challenge website.
o Once you’re logged into your online website account you will be asked if you’re tracking for you and your family or on behalf of a group/organization. From there, they will ask for a few details about your group activity and then you’ll be able to submit minutes for the entire team or family.
Under 18 years:
o You have to be at least 17 years of age to create a ParticipACTION app profile and log minutes toward your community’s total in the Community Better Challenge. On the Community Challenge website, users must be 17 years of age to track their own minutes.
o Parents and caregivers can track on behalf of their dependents and group instructors, teachers and coaches can track for users under 17 when tracking for a group or organization. See Website Tracking above.
Alternatively, if you don’t have the app or if you are under 17, you can use this form HERE to log your active minutes.
Step 3: Participate and WIN
This year the Community Better Challenge Committee has created a Challenge Passport to encourage community members to get involved in activities around the Tri-Region throughout the month of June. Collect 6 stamps from 6 activities and be entered to win one FREE TLC Summer Pass!
- Grab your Challenge Passport from one of our Participating Organizations or download yours HERE
- Participate in any Community Better Challenge event and receive a stamp.
- Collect six (6) stamps and return your passport to the TLC to be entered to win a free TLC Summer Pass, valid all summer long!
Activities in your Community
Download a PDF calendar and information HERE
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