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National Health & Fitness Day

 

National Health and Fitness Day is an initiative to make Canada the fittest nation on earth - starting with marking the first Saturday in June as the day when Canadians get out and get active. Hundreds of communities have already proclaimed the day and the National Health and Fitness Day Act, Bill S-211, became law in December 2014!

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will proclaim June 2, 2018 as National Health and Fitness Day. Our community will celebrate the day with a variety of events and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage residents to get active.

Please join us on June 2, 2018 at any of the following events.

Event: Free Yoga All Day
Location: Higher Health
Time: All Day – check website for schedule
Cost: FREE
Details: Registration is required at http://higherhealthyoga.ca/schedule. A yoga mat is also required. If you do not have one, $2 rentals are available.
Website: https://higherhealthyoga.ca/

Event: Money Saver Swim
Location: MacDonald Island Park- Syncrude Aquatic Centre
Time: 12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $2.50
Details: No registration required. Just show up!
Website: http://macdonaldisland.ca/

Event: Walking for Weight Loss Workshop
Location: 151 Silvanus Crescent
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Details: Registration required. To register email tammy@gofitlife.ca.
Come learn how to use walking as an effective and efficient method for weight loss.
There is limited space available on a first come, first serve basis.
Website: https://gofitlife.ca/

Event: Yoga-a-thon
Location: Westwood Family YMCA
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Details: No registration required. Just show up!
Website: https://northernalberta.ymca.ca/WestwoodYMCA

Event: Family Zumba
Location: Westwood Family YMCA
Time: 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Details: No registration required. Just show up!
Website: https://northernalberta.ymca.ca/WestwoodYMCA

Event: Introduction to Cricket
Location: Syncrude Athletic Park
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Details: No registration required. Drop in anytime from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to learn the game of cricket. Hosted by the Fort McMurray Cricket Association.
Website: http://fortmcmurraycricket.com/

Event: Frisbee Golf
Location: Vista Ridge. 1 Spruce Valley Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5B4
Time: All Day
Cost: FREE
Details: No registration required. Just show up and play! You must bring your own frisbee.
Website: http://vistaridge.ab.ca/
Event: Vista Ridge Aerial Adventure Park Summer Opening
Location: Vista Ridge. 1 Spruce Valley Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5B4
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $35 for full course. $22 for kids course
Details: Registration recommended for Aerial Park. Call 780-743-8651 to book your spot. The playscape is free and does not require registration.
Website: http://vistaridge.ab.ca/

Event: Hues for Humanity
Location: Birchwood Trails 190 Tamarack Way, Fort McMurray, AB T9K1A1
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
Details: Registration required. Register online until May 29th at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-humanitarian/events/fort-mcmurray-hues-for-humanity/. Hues for Humanity is a 5 km run through the Birchwood Trails to support education for students in Africa.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/194205494648741/

Event: June Bug Festival Days
Location: Syncrude Sports and Wellness Centre
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Details: No registration required. Just show up! There will be a variety of children activities available, including face painting, bouncy castles, crafts, carnival games and more!
Website: https://www.thehubfrc.ca/special-programs-events/2018/6/2/june-bug-festival-days

 

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