Start The Year Off Active!

Physical activity makes kids healthier and happier, yet it’s estimated that only nine per cent of Canadian kids aged five to 17 get the recommended minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

This new year, the 2017 Canada Summer Games and the Canada Games encourage you and your family to get active. With two activity-based programs, you’ll be confident your family is getting the activity it needs!

The 2017 Canada Summer Games School Program

In partnership with Doctors Manitoba and Fit Kids Healthy Kids, the 2017 Canada Summer Games is encouraging schools to get active.

With four different options to get active by inviting Niibin, 2017 Games staff, Doctors Manitoba representatives or Fit Kids Healthy Kids staff to your school, you can ensure your class’s activity needs are met! Each option is focused on promoting the importance of sport, exercise and a healthy lifestyle throughout the community.

To find out more, contact Meaghen Fillion, the Community Relations Coordinator for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. 

Canada Games Activity Challenge

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games, the Games have created a free mobile app that encourages students, teachers and parents to increase their amount of physical activity per day.

The Canada Games Activity Challenge is a free app created to inspire Canadian kids and teachers from kindergarten to grade seven to get active. The app tracks activity and creates healthy habits by rewarding daily physical activity. Click here to find out more and to register for the Canada Games Activity Challenge.