People are invited to join the 2023 ParticipACTION Community Challenge in Richmond from June 1 to 30 by taking part in more than 50 free or low-cost activities for all ages, and to help Richmond become “Canada’s Most Active Community”.
The national ParticipACTION Community Challenge encourages Canadians to be more active throughout the month of June. Free to all ages and abilities, the Challenge incentivizes people to track their physical activity through the ParticipACTION app. In last year’s challenge, Richmond amassed over 9.7 million active minutes resulting in winning the title of “British Columbia’s Most Active Community”. In 2023, Richmond is hoping to go one better by being named “Canada’s Most Active Community”.
The Challenge will be launched with the Community Challenge Kick Off event on Friday, June 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Community Park (5011 Granville Avenue). This public, family-friendly event will feature a variety of free outdoor fitness, sport and recreational activities.
Some of the 50+ free or low cost activities being offered by the City of Richmond and its community partners include: Intro to Nordic Poling at Minoru Centre for Active Living; guided walking tours at King George Park, MacDonald Beach and Finn Slough; an intergenerational strength training workshop at City Centre Community Centre; parent and tot soccer at Anderson School; themed youth open gyms at Cambie Community Centre; and Mothlike, an artist-led participatory performance hosted by the Richmond Art Gallery taking place at Garry Point Park.
For a full listing of ParticipACTION Community Challenge activities and instructions for how to track active minutes, visit www.richmond.ca/participaction.