The Tri-Community Better Challenge is returning this June for a month of promoting physical activity and building community connections. Stony Plain residents and businesses are invited to participate in the campaign to learn about the importance of physical activity and contribute to Stony Plain being named Canada’s Most Active Community.

The Tri-Community Better Challenge is a local initiative with the Town of Stony Plain, the City of Spruce Grove, Parkland County, and the TransAlta Tri-Leisure Centre under the national ParticipACTION campaign. The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge aims to promote physical activity across the country to improve individual and community well-being. Each year, a community is named Canada’s Most Active Community and awarded $100,000 to be used for a community development project.

“Being mindful of our physical well-being goes a long way to support our overall health and wellness. The Tri-Community Better Challenge creates opportunities to refocus on our physical health and explore new ways to become more active,” says Mayor William Choy. “There is nothing like some friendly regional competition to get people moving. Let’s go Stony Plain!”

“The Tri-Community Better Challenge is a great opportunity for residents to learn about the importance of physical activity and discover new ways to get active. Together with our regional partners and local businesses, we will be promoting wellness by connecting residents with free opportunities to try out different programs in the Tri-Municipal Region,” says Wellness Community Development Officer Angela Fetch Muzyka.

The campaign runs from June 1 to June 30. Participants can track their activity minutes through the ParticipACTION mobile app available for download in the App Store and Google Play. There are no parameters on how intense an activity needs to be to be counted through the app. Whether participants track their trip to the grocery store or their workout routine, every minute of activity counts toward Stony Plain’s total.

Visit the Stony Plain website to learn more about the local challenge.