The HURRA! Move it Challenge will be held throughout the month of June, 2021. The event is a partnership with ParticipAction and will be held virtually across Eastern Ontario. Participants will be encouraged to get outside and explore their local trail networks and active transportation networks. This style of event is accessible to all age ranges and abilities. Participants will record their kilometers walked, hiked and/or cycled in their communities.
The goal of this challenge is to collectively walk across Canada (6, 521 kms). The Rural Recreation Association will track the collective efforts on a map while providing interesting wellness and recreation facts about locations in the Country. The RRA team will provide regular updates on its Facebook page; like or follow the Rural Recreation to stay posted! The RRA team will log all participant hours with ParticipACTION as part of the Community Better Challenge.
Participants will be asked to register for the event by signing up via email and tracking their kilometers or joining the HURRA! Move it Challenge group on the Strava app. Participants may also email their distances to firstname.lastname@example.org or to find your local contact please visit the RRA Facebook page.
About the Rural Recreation Association
The Rural Recreation Association (RRA) was established in 2011 and is comprised of recreation practitioners from various sectors including municipalities, non-profit organization, service clubs, education sector, and other recreational providers. The goal of the RRA is to:
- Improve communication, collaboration, and networking opportunities among recreational service providers
- Provide opportunity for training, education, and capacity building
- To advocate for quality recreational in rural communities
Almost ten years strong, the RRA’s activities include:
- Annual fall summit with an average of 80+ participants; topics have included: volunteerism, fundraising, age-friendly planning, and trails
- Annual spring outdoor event
- Provision of training such as High-Five for excellence in children’s programming
- Established an award for the Recreation and Leisure Services program at Algonquin College
To contact RRA: email@example.com
About the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge
The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is a national physical activity initiative that encourages Canadians to get active in search of Canada’s Most Active Community.
It is open to everyone and all minutes tracked on the app and website from June 1 – 30 count toward a community’s total score. After June 30, 50 finalist communities will be invited to submit an application explaining why they deserve to be Canada’s Most Active Community.
At the conclusion of the challenge, one community will earn the top prize of $100,000 and title of being Canada’s most active. In addition to the national winner, there will also be prizing for the most active community in each province and territory.
Now, more than ever, physical activity and sport participation need to be prioritized to help Canadians stay healthy in mind, body, and community spirit. And the 2021 challenge will be extra fun as ParticipACTION celebrates its 50th anniversary!