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Get Up, Get Out & GET ACTIVE
Collingwood - a showcase for National Health & Fitness Day on June 4.
warm weather is finally here, so join us on National Health and Fitness Day to discover some great new ways to stay active and get moving in the Town of Collingwood. The Town of Collingwood Parks, Recreation & Culture Department and Healthy Kids Community Challenge are working in partnership with local sports organizations and health professionals to deliver an active, jam packed day full of fun for all ages on June 4 as part of National Health & Fitness Day. The day kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at the Collingwood Curling Rink with outdoor Tai Chi, followed by a 1 km, 3 km or 5 km fun run/walk starting at 10:00 a.m. with the Georgian Triangle Running Club along the Train Trail. Learn more about local sports organizations and health professionals at the event showcase taking place in the Collingwood Curling Club, which will include information booths, demonstrations and try-it-on opportunities. Activities are free and will run from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. offering fun for all ages. There will also be a free swim, sponsored by the Collingwood Rotary Club, at the Centennial Aquatic Centre from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. On National Health & Fitness Day, municipalities and residents hold events to celebrate and promote the use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities. The objective is to inspire Canadians to become fitter and more active which will result in reduced health care costs attributed to preventable disease related to inactivity. ?We are encouraging the community to run, jump and play on National Health and Fitness Day, and every day, in our parks, on our trails and in our recreational facilities,? said Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper, who also serves as the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Community Champion. ?National Health and Fitness Day can be a good opportunity to try out a new activity, and discover a new passion.? June is Recreation and Parks month. Run. Jump. Play Every Day. Explore the trails, have fun at a local park or try a new outdoor activity with friends and family. Check out the new Healthy Kids Community Challenge Outdoor Activity Passport for great outdoor ideas available online at www.collingwood.ca/healthykids or in print at Centennial Aquatic Centre. Completed passports can be dropped off at Centennial Aquatic Centre
For more details visit www.collingwood.ca/national.
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