TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2017 /CNW/ – Now that Canadians have had their say, the ParticipACTION 150 Play List – the ultimate list of 150 physical activities that define us as Canadian – is here. Along with hockey, hiking and curling being some popular choices, so were dog walking, building a snowman and 5-pin bowling. Throughout 2017, Canadians are being challenged to try as many of the activities on the list as possible in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. This nationwide challenge will see events taking place from coast to coast to coast to give Canadians the chance to get moving and participate.
From October to December 2016, Canadians voted almost half a million times on the physical activities they wanted to make the list. The final list was based on Canadians’ votes, as well as expert input from the ParticipACTION 150 Play List Advisory Committee, a group of representatives from a variety of diverse stakeholder groups across Canada, to ensure the list reflects the diversity of Canada.
“The 150th anniversary of Confederation is an opportunity to celebrate all that makes us Canadian. The activities that have been chosen by Canadians for the Play List are an essential part of our collective identity,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Canadians are invited to sign up online, get active and check off as many of the 150 activities as they can for chances to win weekly, monthly and grand-prize draws for $100 gift cards, Canadian vacation adventures or even a brand new Chevrolet. Being physically active is its own reward, but a little motivation doesn’t hurt!
The ParticipACTION 150 Play List Crew has 100 tour stops planned across Canada, with activity stations hosted by the Government of Canada, Manulife, Chevrolet and Shaw, making it easy for Canadians to try new activities and check a few of them off their list.
Communities, local schools, clubs and sports organizations will also be holding events throughout the year to give even more opportunities for Canadians to have some fun and get active. Canadians can visit www.participaction.com/150 to search an interactive map to find tour stops and local community events and programs nearest them.
To register or find out more, including details on more than 100 local ParticipACTION Play List events throughout 2017, please visit www.participACTION.com/150.