The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge runs from June 1 to 30. (Black Press file photo)

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge runs from June 1 to 30. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deerians challenged to be active this month

Red Deer residents and organizations are encouraged to get active next month to help Red Deer earn the title of Canada’s most active community.

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, which runs from June 1 to 30, aims to strengthen communities through physical activity and connection with others, while competing for bragging rights and a $100,000 grand prize for the winning municipality.

Move Your Mood, an Alberta Health Services program that promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyle practices, has received a grant from ParticipACTION to promote the Community Better Challenge.

Throughout the month of June, Move Your Mood is partnering with the community to promote the challenge at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre, Red Deer Native Friendship Society, Central Alberta Children’s Festival, the YMCA and the Red Deer Public Library.

ParticipACTION will present the award to the community with the most active minutes logged during the challenge. Individuals, families and organizations can register at ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge and/or download the ParticipACTION app.

Local participants can also win prizes by recording their activity on the app, or by taking photos of themselves being active and posting to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #communitybetterreddeer.



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