The North Grenville Times has been collecting images sent in by readers of all the ways they have been getting active to support North Grenville in being named “Canada’s Most Active Community.” (For full poster go to NGTimes facebook page)

by Rachel Everett-Fry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Throughout the month of June, North Grenville residents have been participating in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge by staying active and logging their minutes in the ParticipACTION app.

At the time of this printing, North Grenville has maintained the #1 spot in the battle to be named “Canada’s Most Active Community.”

North Grenville has consistently been at the #1 position over the course of the competition, garnering attention from CTV Ottawa and CBC Radio. Over 1500 North Grenville residents have logged minutes in the ParticipACTION app, making good use of our wonderful municipal trails, waterways, and local fitness businesses and services.

Though we may finish the month at #1, all of the top 50 communities across Canada will be invited to submit an application for the $100,000 prize from ParticipACTION. The municipality has been working on this application for a few weeks now. Here at The North Grenville Times, we hope the “Photo Wall” that we have been building over the month of June will help build our case.

If you want to submit more evidence of your active lifestyle for North Grenville’s application, email Jill Sturdy at [email protected] The application is due on July 12. The results will be announced July 26-29.


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