Get active for 30 minutes

Active Comox Valley is challenging the community to participate in a minimum 30 minutes of activity Nov. 27.

PRESCHOOLER COHEN HILL is looking forward to participating in the Active Comox Valley 30-minute challenge Nov. 27.

PRESCHOOLER COHEN HILL is looking forward to participating in the Active Comox Valley 30-minute challenge Nov. 27.

It takes only 30 minutes to feel like a million!

Active Comox Valley is challenging the community to participate in a minimum 30 minutes of activity Nov. 27 as a part of RBC Sports Day in Canada. This national celebration of sport is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport, build community and national spirit and facilitate healthy, active living.

In the Comox Valley our goal is to reach or exceed one million minutes of activity in a single day, taking part in activities such as running, cycling, swimming, aquasize, yoga and much more.

There are so many ways to be active! Head out on your own or take part in one of many classes that take place in schools and recreation centres across the community on a daily basis.

If you would like to organize an activity in your workplace or community group, please e-mail details to info@activecomoxvalley.ca so your event can be included in a list of activities outlining the many ways to get active on Wednesday.

Winning entries were selected based on their event’s ability to promote physical activity, bring communities together as well as celebrate community spirit and healthy competition. As one of four winners of the Canada-wide Get out and Play contest, Active Comox Valley has won:

• The opportunities to be a featured location for Sports Day in Canada;

• CBC cameras and crew will travel to the winner’s town to feature their community and Sports Day event in the Sports Day broadcast;

• CBC will use the winners community and Sports Day events as feature content for the Sports Day broadcast;

• $2,500 dollar Sports Day grant from ParticipACTION to be used to improve your Sports Day event.

“It is very exciting for Active Comox Valley to have won this opportunity to be featured on CBC Sports Day in Canada,” says Active Comox Valley co-ordinator Jennifer Cox. “The  30-minute challenge is a quick and easy way to stay motivated as we head into winter and there will be lots of fun activities planned to demonstrate how easy it is to stay active when days are shorter and time is limited.”

For residents of the Comox Valley, taking part in this event will be as simple as committing to 30 minutes of activity and then entering your time on the Active Comox Valley website. A special page is being designed to track this challenge and will be launched in the coming weeks.

Mark your calendars and commit to setting aside just 30 minutes for physical activity Nov. 27 so Active Comox Valley can reach the goal of collectively taking part in one million minutes of activity in a single day. Let’s show the country that the Comox Valley knows how to get out and play!

For more information on this challenge or on any free and low-cost activities in the Comox Valley, visit www.activecomoxvalley.ca.

— Active Comox Valley