May : Month of physical activity
This year again, several activities have been proposed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for the month of physical activity. 2018 Bagotville Race
On May 18th, nearly 410 participants from the CFB Bagotville community gathered at the Community Center to participate in one of two activities organized by the Recreation Center's PSP team. The participants had the choice between walking or running. Despite the cold weather, the participants had a great attitude and the event was a success. 2 Wing Commander, Colonel Luc Guillette and 3 Wing Commander. Colonel William Radiff, chose the run and completed the race as a team.
For the whole month of May, an active life challenge was instated for the military, their families and the civilian personnel. More than 200 people accepted the challenge; double the numbers of last year! This local challenge is an opportunity to help create a culture of health and well- being in the Defense community. It consisted of walking the minimum recommended steps a day, which Health Canada recommends as 10,000. This is really a challenge that is important to the participants; who are taking the 10,000 steps a day very seriously! One of the contests was for ‘ most original team name’. After voting, it's the team "Not Fast, Just Furious" who won the prize; insulated steel beverage bottles! The compilation of the steps is in progress and the winners of the draws will be announced in mid- June.
Mobile PSP Unit
This year, in order to introduce the military to the mobile PSP program, fitness instructors have moved into the unit to offer between 10 and 30 minutes of taught theoretical and practical content on injury prevention related to daily tasks. A total of 11 units participated and nearly 165 soldiers benefited from this service