The Whitemouth Community Better Challenge
What is the Community Better Challenge?
The Whitemouth River Recreation Commission (WRRC) is participating in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge and encourages all residents in the Whitemouth River Valley region to participate!
The Challenge is a national physical activity initiative that encourages Canadians to get active in search of Canada's Most Active Community. It is open to everyone and all minutes tracked on the app and website from June 1 – 30 count toward a community’s total score. At the conclusion of the challenge, one community will earn the top prize of $100,000 and title of being Canada’s most active.
Taking part is simple! All you need to do is track your “Movement Minutes” in a day, and then log them on the free ParticipACTION app or on their website. When you register, your Postal Code (ROE 2G0) will automatically put you in the Whitemouth region, which means all of your Movement Minutes will be added to our total!
What Type of Activity Counts?
All type of movement and physical activity counts. Track your recess, virtual group exercise classes, practices, events or even lunchtime walks starting June 1. Every minute tracked goes toward your community’s score. Examples include yardwork, family bike ride, morning walk, taking a yoga class, gardening - It all counts towards our total! The app/website will allow you to track any amount of movement that is over 10 minutes in length.
Plus, if you have a smart watch or FitBit it’s even easier, you can connect them to the ParticipACTION app and have them automatically log your movement minutes!
Intensity can range - you do not need to be moving vigorously to track your movement! Here's is a breakdown of intensity - all of which can be used as part of your movement minutes.
|LIGHT. Your body is moving, but you’re not sweating or breathing harder. You should have no problem singing or holding a conversation.||MODERATE. Causes you to sweat a little and to breathe harder. You should still be able to talk, but not sing along to your favorite song.||VIGOROUS. Causes you to sweat and be out of breath. You shouldn’t be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath. |
Logging your Movement Minutes
Logging is simple and there are three options you can choose from to log:
1) Log your minutes on the ParticipACTION App.
Download the App on your tablet or smartphone and start tracking. Note - you will need to create a profile with basic information to start. Be sure to include the Whitemouth postal code to be included in the regions minutes: R0E 2G0.
2) Log your minutes on the ParticipACTION website.
Visit the ParticipACTION website to track your minutes. Note - you will need to create a profile with basic information to start. Be sure to include the Whitemouth postal code to be included in the regions minutes: R0E 2G0.
3) Fill out the Activity Tracker and submit to the WRRC.
Not comfortable using the app or submitting your minute online - we've got you covered! Complete the activity tracker form found below, and we will submit your minutes for you. We ask that you please submit a copy of your completed form no later than noon on June 30th so that we have time to input your minute prior to the deadline. Download the tracker: Activity Tracker
WIN with the WRRC
The WRRC will be giving away a prize each week to anyone that participates in the challenge! Post a photo to social media and tag us, or email a photo of you or your family participating in movement throughout the month. One entry per photo submitted. One winner will be randomly selected each week. Be sure to submit your photo weekly and frequently to increase your chances of winning!
Week 1 Prize: Your choice of this set of resistance bands or a $25.00 gift card to a local business (winner's choice!)
Week 2 Prize: The winner will choose between this beautiful yoga mat or a $25.00 gift card to a local business (winner's choice!).
Week 3: TBA
Week 4: TBA
Join Us & Get Active
You don’t have to do it alone…. The Whitemouth River Recreation Commission will keep the activity ideas flowing throughout the month of June. See our schedule below, along with description of each program. You can click on each event below to read more and register.
Also, be sure to follow and like our event on Facebook! This is where we will be posting updates and information about the challenge.
Camp Time: 9-4 pm (Early drop off: starting at 8:15 am; Late pick up: Until 4:30 pm l Location: Whitemouth Hall
Week 1: July 12-16, 2021 & Week 2: August 16-20, 2021 (see themes and details in photo below)
Cost: $75.00 for one week, or $25 per day l Ages 4-11 years l Register online HERE.
Program Payment Options
Note: New email for sending E-transfer. Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
After sending E-transfer, please send an additional email to email@example.com with the following details.
- The answer to the question you provided on your e-transfer.
- What program you are paying for and the start date (Ex: Day camp October 25, 2020) Please be as specific as possible.
- Contact Information (First Name, Last Name, etc).
- If you are paying for your child(ren), please indicate their names so that we can mark down the correct participant(s).