Collingwood, a popular four-season recreational haven for residents and visitors, is a harbourfront town that is celebrating National Health and Fitness Day like few others. Collingwood will be hosting a full day of free events that celebrate not just activity, but accessible activity.
As part of an initiative to make Canada the fittest nation, National Health and Fitness Day is a chance to celebrate and promote the use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities.
“Collingwood is known for being an attractive destination for those wanting to stay active, throughout all four seasons,” said Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper. “National Health and Fitness Day is a chance to learn about all the recreation and healthy living options in our community, and you might be surprised at how many of them are fully accessible. I encourage you to come out and join our celebration on June 6, you just might find something new that interests you, and inspires you to stay active.”
Celebrate National Health and Fitness Day with the Town of Collingwood!
(Pine Street & Second Street)
|9:00 a.m.||Activity Booths Open|
|9:00 a.m.||Tennis demonstration|
|9:30 a.m.||Pickleball demonstration|
|10:00 a.m.||CrossFit Kids demonstration|
|11:00 a.m.||Welcome from Collingwood Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson|
|11:00 a.m.||CheerCore demonstration|
|11:05 a.m.||Wheelchair basketball demonstration and Try-It-On|
|12:00 p.m.||Cycle the trails with Town Council|
(Spruce Street & Third Street)
|12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Safety Bike Rodeo|
|2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Free Swim (Centennial Aquatic Centre)|
About National Health and Fitness Day
After six years of working with local community groups and national health promotion organizations to review ways of improving health and fitness in Canada, John Weston, MP, in partnership with Senator Nancy Greene Raine, saw passage of Bill S-211, the National Health and Fitness Day Act, in December 2014. The passage of the Bill creates a strong impetus towards bringing communities together every year on the first Saturday in June, to highlight the importance of Health and Fitness.
Currently hundreds of municipalities across the country from east to west to north have proclaimed the day and are planning to celebrate the day by hosting activities, promoting the use of local health, recreation, sports and fitness facilities, as well as simply encouraging people to Get Up, Get Out and Get Active!