Niagara Falls, ON, July 4, 2016 - The Ontario Government has created the Healthy Kids Community Challenge to motivate communities to engage their youth in active healthy lifestyles. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is happening in 45 communities across the province. The Niagara Region was selected as one of the 45 communities and all 12 regional municipalities are participating. The first theme is Run. Jump. Play. Every day and a new theme will be announced approximately every 9 months that relates to healthy eating or physical activity.
Earlier this year the City, along with its partners from the District School Board of Niagara, Niagara Catholic District School Board, YMCA of Niagara, and various private businesses, launched an Activity Passport Program to encourage children and families to get out and try something new.
The City of Niagara Falls is pleased to announce that the final component of our “Run. Jump. Play. Every day” theme is now complete! An assortment of outdoor children’s fitness equipment has been installed at the MacBain Community Centre. This fitness equipment is a great addition to what is already available in the Park at MacBain. The City is committed to providing safe and fun opportunities for the community to enjoy the outdoors and run, jump, and play every day! Children and youth may enjoy the walking paths, play structures, skate park, splash pad, and now fitness equipment free of charge.
Join us on Monday, July 11th at 1:00 pm in the Park at MacBain for the official opening of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Children’s Fitness Equipment. The event will include greetings from Council, fitness equipment demonstrations by YMCA of Niagara Fitness Staff, and free giveaways! In addition, YMCA of Niagara Fitness Staff will assist you to give the equipment a try.
Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 1:00 pm
The Park at MacBain
MacBain Community Centre
7150 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls
We want to see your pictures! Email pictures of you and your children running, jumping, and playing to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet #healthykidsniagara.
For more information, contact:
City of Niagara Falls – Recreation & Culture Department
905.356.7521 ext. 3330, email@example.com
For more information about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, contact:
Judith Rudoler, Coordinator, Business Education Council of Niagara
905.684.7200 ext. 1715, firstname.lastname@example.org
(The Business Education Council (BEC) of Niagara is Local Project Manager of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge in Niagara.)