Drumheller takes on Com­mu­nity Bet­ter Chal­lenge

The Drumheller Mail - - News - Patrick Ko­lafa

It’s time for Drumheller to show what an ac­tive, vi­brant com­mu­nity it is and maybe win $150,000 for phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity ini­tia­tives.

Drumheller is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Com­mu­nity Bet­ter Chal­lenge. This is put on by parit­icipACTION to in­spire com­mu­ni­ties to get ac­tive.

It is very sim­ple. Those wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate can down­load the Par­ticipACTIO­N app or go to the Par­ticipACTIO­N web­site, and log your phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity be­tween May 31 and June 16. This could be any­thing from work­ing out to walking or even gar­den­ing. You can sign up as an in­di­vid­ual or an or­ga­ni­za­tion.

“I en­cour­age every­one to get friends, co­work­ers and fam­ily mem­bers to check out the Ap­ple App Store or Google Play and down­load the new Par­ticipACTIO­N app, track your ac­tiv­ity and help Drumheller achieve the ti­tle of Canada’s Most Ac­tive Com­mu­nity,” ex­plained Mayor Heather Col­berg. “Peo­ple can also regis­ter on the web­site and track ac­tiv­ity for their fam­ily mem­bers. Your help is re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated – ev­ery ac­tive minute tracked will help us reach this goal. I know we can do it, Drumheller!”

Erica Crocker, mar­ket­ing and sales of­fi­cer at the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity (BCF), notes the na­tional chal­lenge is weighted based on com­mu­nity pop­u­la­tion to make it an even play­ing field with larger com­mu­ni­ties.

There are also daily chal­lenges where par­tic­i­pants can win prizes.

To get peo­ple mov­ing, the Aquaplex and the BCF have planned some Free Try-It Days. On Wed­nes­day, June 5, res­i­dents had the op­por­tu­nity to try out Aqua Zumba and on Mon­day, June 10 they of­fered adult swim lessons for free from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Drumheller’s largest out­door yoga in the park is planned for Wed­nes­day, June 12 at 7 p.m. This is free to any­one who wants to try it.

To learn more go to www. par­ticipACTIO­N.com or down­load the app and get ac­tive.

Mailphoto by Patrick Ko­lafa

Mayor Heather Col­berg straps on some box­ing gloves to take part in the Com­mu­nity Bet­ter Chal­lenge.

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