One week into the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, Hope is sitting in 10th place in the province.
Hope is competing to win a grand prize of $100,000, which would then be pumped into improving recreational opportunities for everyone in the community.
Every resident is asked to sign up to participate, and log their hours of activity. Everything from gardening and vacuuming, to dancing and hiking counts as activity. Participants can join as individuals or join a team, and whole workplaces can get involved.
For those who don’t have access to an app or would rather track their activity on paper, forms are available at the District of Hope municipal office.
There is a provincial and national competition. Hope is sitting in 45th place nationally.
The top community in the province as of June 7 is West Vancouver. Mission is currently in 8th place. There are 306 communities competing in B.C.
The ParticipACTION app works with movement trackers and also provides tips and encouragement throughout the day. There are also prizes to be won through the app.
To learn more and get involved, you can also visit the local committee’s Facebook page, Community Better Challenge Hope BC. They are hoping an event planned for this weekend will help put them over the top.
The Hope Triathalon is this Saturday, June 12, beginning at the KVR Trailhead. You can bike, walk/run, and kayak/swim. You don’t have to be a triathlete to compete, and can do as little or as much as you like. To join, go to the above mentioned Facebook page, and click the link to a sign up form. Select a time slot, which will help keep the event from being too crowded.
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