Is Timmins Canada’s Most Active Community? 
In June, much of Timmins heads outside to make active use of our natural trails, rivers, lakes, and parks … and this year, all that activity could result in a $100,000 win for the community.

The City of Timmins has signed up for the ParticipACTION Community Challenge presented by Novo Nordisk, a national initiative that encourages everyone in Canada to get active throughout the month of June. Canada’s Most Active Community will be awarded with $100,000 to support local physical activity and sports initiatives. What counts as physical activity? Any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure, and increases heart rate and breathing.

To help rally for Timmins and win the grand prize this year, we need everyone to participate!

• Local businesses and organizations: Register today on the ParticipACTION website. Then throughout June, track the number of people getting active and the instances of physical activity to help our community compete for the title.

• Individuals: Sign up on the ParticipACTION website. Then, commit to getting active throughout June and browse different opportunities to help you move more where you live, learn and/or work!

The Community Challenge is open to everyone! All community events registered on the challenge webpage from June 1 – 30 will count toward a community’s total score. After June 30, finalist communities will be invited to submit an application explaining why they deserve to be Canada’s Most Active Community. Individuals can also sign up and get moving in support of their community’s total by getting active in June.

Why does Timmins deserve to be Canada’s Most Active Community?

“Affordable and accessible recreation is part of a safe, healthy, and vibrant community,” says Meagan Baranyk, Community Programs Manager. “Through the municipal Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, we have looked for ways to encourage physical activity in order to create a greater sense of belonging in our local neighbourhoods, and to improve overall well-being. Through the City’s Master Recreation Plan, we have tangible projects that could be helped with $100,000. I’m confident that Timmins is not only Canada’s Most Active Community, but the community who is best prepared to support local sports and recreation initiatives.”

Join the City of Timmins in the movement to build a stronger, healthier and more active Timmins! Help us become Canada’s Most Active Community!
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 5/16/2024 at 1:09 PM  

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