News from Kamloops

May 2, 2012

Move for Health Day

Kamloops, B.C. - May 10th, 2012 is Move for Health Day. This international initiative was created in 2002 by the World Health Organization in order to promote physical activity. The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), with support from Healthy Families BC, leads our province in promoting this global event and the benefits of healthy active living.

The City of Kamloops is pleased to offer many activities to promote physical activity over the life span in celebration of Move for Health Day. Join a Move for Health Day event to come together in the spirit of fun, inclusivity, and support of healthy active living.

Community Events:

Get Caught Being Active
Volunteers will be roaming the city to find Kamloops citizens "caught in the act" of being active on May 10th. Watch for a volunteer in your neighborhood to be entered to win the grand prize draw.

Events at the Canada Games Pool:

Swim Doctor
Come by for a technique treatment with our on deck Swim Doctor. Our swim coach will have a look at your strokes and advise on how you can improve on your performance in the pool. Swim doctor will be available: 6:00 - 7:00 am, 12:00 - 1:30 pm and 7:30- 8:30pm.

Follow the Leader
Led by a City of Kamloops Lifeguard, children and families will join in some games and other fun aquatic activities. Activities will be held at 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm.

Water Running
Drop in and join us for a great, non-impact workout. Running in deep water using a buoyancy belt will give you a great cardiovascular workout without any joint stress. This program is good for the injured and healthy alike as well as for runners. Participants need to be comfortable in deep water. Class runs from 6:30 - 7:30am.

Events at the Tournament Capital Centre:

Zumba
Join us for a free Zumba Class. ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and international music that creates a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system. Class will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm.

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Media Contact:
Danielle Harkies, Healthy Living and Wellness Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3698
dharkies@kamloops.ca