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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!

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 1, 2019 at any of the following events.


Event:
Hues for Humanity
Location: Birchwood Trails 190 Tamarack Way, Fort McMurray, AB T9K1A1
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $50
Details: Hues for Humanity is a fun way to support education for students in Africa while enjoying a day out with friends and family. 
This event will be held June 1, 2019 at Birchwood Trails.  The run will follow a 5k path through the area. Each group can walk or run as they choose, while passing through the colour stations. Participants, their families and other guests can enjoy games and other activities while waiting for their run times and for runners to complete the course. When all participants have completed the run, we will have a final gathering and colour toss to celebrate.
Website: http://huesforhumanity.com/wp/portfolio/fort-mcmurray/ 

 

Event: June Bug Festival Days
Location: Casman Centre Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE ENTRANCE 
Details: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm will consist of local entertainment, bouncy castles, carnival games, arts & crafts, food and much more!
Website: https://www.thehubfrc.ca/junebug 

You can get active by:
Clean up your community by picking up litter in your area 
Go for a Family Walk
Plant a Flower Garden in your front yard
Have a family picnic and play Frisbee
Run through the sprinkler 
Create a slip n’ slide
Play hopscotch 
Do laps around the soccer field while your children play soccer
Jump rope
Play hide and seek in your local park
Visit Christina Lake Recreation Resort in Conklin
Make a fort outside
Take a walk in the rain with your umbrella
Play Tennis at Corless field Tennis court
Go Geocashing 
Go bird watching
Visit the Athabasca Sand Dunes
Campout in a tent in your backyard
Go for a bike ride
Build a composter
Play catch with a friend 
Have a BBQ
Go rollerblading
Jump rope
Play tag on your local park
Plant a tree
Register in a fitness class
Try Frisbee golf
Go swimming in Gregoire Lake 
Have a sand castle contest
Weed the garden
Go fishing
Have potato sack races
Make giant bubbles and try to pop them 
Try a different playground around the city everyday 
Practice hula-hooping and have a competition with your friends 
Mow the lawn 
Volunteer at a community event 
Pick a bouquet of flowers for someone
Go for a swim at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre 
Go golfing
Go camping at a local campground 
Go to your local water park
Go boating on the Snye
Use the Green Gym equipment at Birchwood Trails
Join a gym and get healthy!
Volunteer to walk a dog at the SPCA
Play basketball
Play racquetball or squash at your local recreation centre 
Sign up for a triathlon 
Sign up for swimming lessons 
Try skateboarding 
Take a dance class 
Join a baseball team
Check out the Historical Sites around our Community 
Play soccer baseball 
Start a scrapbook and fill it with items outdoors
Make a chalk mural in your driveway 
Go canoeing or kayaking 
Take a Wood Buffalo wilderness tour

Find Things to Do in Fort McMurray at:
Fort McMurray Tourism’s Things to Do in Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo
http://www.fortmcmurraytourism.com/things-to-do/events

 

 

 

 

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