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Join us on National Health and Fitness Day and Get Up, Get Out, and Get Active!

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Canadians are surrounded by a natural physical landscape that begs us to be active. Whether it is hiking, swimming, skiing, canoeing, or cycling, the opportunities for physical activity are endless! This national initiative celebrates Canada’s commitment to health and fitness, the different ways people can get active, and how important activity is for physical and mental health.

“Physical activity is a powerful tool for our mental and physical health. Let’s celebrate the benefits of activity and motivate ourselves and other to move, feel good, and share the joy of the great outdoors!” said Kimberly Maine, the City’s Health and Wellness Coordinator. “There is no better time than now to start moving and to keep moving to stay healthy, both mentally and physically."

The City is encouraging Tournament Capital Centre passholders to bring a friend for free access to the gyms and indoor track between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm on Saturday, June 4. All users accessing the gyms or indoor track will be eligible to enter a draw for prizes.

Residents are encouraged to find active inspiration on National Health and Fitness Day and show us how your moving by tagging the City of Kamloops’ social media channels with #ShowUsYourMoves and @CityofKamloopsPRC.

Inspirational ideas on how to be active in your community:

  • Visit one of our community’s many City parks or nature trails.
  • Play at the new playground with accessible features at McArthur Island Park.
  • Go for a walk or run on the Hillside Stadium outdoor track, open 5:30 am–10:00 pm daily.
  • Cool off at one of the waterparks, open 11:00 am–8:00 pm daily.
  • Walk your dog and check out our community’s dog parks or off-leash trails.
  • Learn local history on the self-guided heritage walking tour.
  • Get active for the whole month—discover the affordable City recreation programs available through the Spring and Summer Activity Guide

Remember to track your activity with the ParticipACTION app to help Kamloops earn the title of Canada’s most active community and win the $100,000 prize in the Community Better Challenge! For more details on this challenge, visit PlayKamloops.com.