North Grenville ranking high among municipalities for ParticipACTION challenge

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The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is in full swing and North Grenville is ranking among the top municipalities in the country.

The challenge is a national physical activity initiative that encourages Canadians to get active in search of Canada’s Most Active Community. People of all ages and abilities can track their minutes of physical activity either on the ParticipACTION app or website.

At the end of the month, Canada’s top 50 communities will have the opportunity to submit an application explaining why they deserve to be Canada’s Most Active Community. One community will be chosen and awarded the grand prize of $100,000. There will also be prizes for the most active community in each province and territory.

At the end of last week, North Grenville was sitting in 1st place both in Ontario and nation-wide. Mayor Nancy Peckford says the municipality’s Health, Wellness and Fitness Advisory Committee (who spearheaded the initiative) and council are thrilled with residents’ participation.

Mayor Peckford encourages all members of the North Grenville community to continue to be active and log their minutes either on the website or through the app. She says the great part about this challenge is that every type of movement or physical activity counts. Even if you missed the June 1 start date, it is never too late to participate, and you can also log minutes for friends, family members and children who may not have access to the app or website.

Mayor Peckford is extremely proud that North Grenville is ranking so high among Canada’s participating municipalities.

Participating in this initiative is also a great way to showcase what an amazing place North Grenville is to live, work and play. It is not too late to get involved and help North Grenville become Canada’s Most Active Community. To register visit www.participation.com or download the app onto your phone or other mobile device.

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