May 9, 2011

Move for Health Day - May 10, 2011

Kamloops, B.C. - Move for Health Day is an international initiative created by the World Health Organization in 2002 to promote physical activity. In BC, this event is spearheaded by the BC Recreation and Parks Association, which promotes the benefits of healthy active living and provides participants with tools and resources. This year, the City of Kamloops is encouraging all residents to participate in a minimum of 20 minutes of physical activity on May 10th.

The City of Kamloops is offering the following activities for Move for Health Day:

  1. FREE Zumba class on May 10th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on the middle court at the TCC. Bring your friends and family!
  2. FREE Drop-in swim for those 7 and up between 5:00 -7:00 pm (only for children of participants in the Zumba class).
  3. FREE Drop in ball sports for kids from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on the North Court at the TCC (only for children of participants in the Zumba class).

The City is also working with the School District to have all the elementary schools engage kids in 20 minutes of physical activity on May 10th.

Learn more about Move for Health Day at www.bcrpa.bc.ca/mfhd.

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Media Contact:
Danielle Harkies, Clinical Exercise Specialist
City of Kamloops
250-828-3742
dharkies@kamloops.ca