Midale, Carlyle and Lampman are among 38 communities from across the province entered in the 10th annual Saskatchewan Blue Cross/Saskatchewan In Motion Go Out and Play Challenge.
If successful, Carlyle would use the money for a new spray park. Lampman would direct the funds to the Pool Play Park. Midale would dedicate the money for an outdoor basketball court revitalization.
Arcola was entered, but they decided to back out and support Carlyle’s bid.
People can allocate up to 120 minutes of physical activity per day from March 1-10. The exercise can be done at home, at school or in the community, both indoors and outdoors. Registrations can be as an individual or family; each family member can add up to 120 minutes of physical activity for the day.
An individual or family can login multiple times each day as well.
Missed physical activity minutes from previous days cannot be added. Only the current day’s minutes can be submitted.
Schools cannot allocate the minutes of physical activity done by their students.
Once minutes have been allocated to a specific community or community association, the minutes cannot be withdrawn or transferred.
The community with the most minutes of logged physical activity during the challenge will be declared the winner, and receive a $10,000 grand prize. The runner-up community will receive $5,000.
To celebrate the contest’s 10th anniversary, the challenge is giving a $500 playground stencil package from FastLine to the communities that finish in third to 12th place.
All contest prize money must be used to increase opportunities for children, youth and families to be active outdoors.
You do not have to reside in a community to allocate activity minutes for that municipality.
People can visit https://challenge.saskatchewaninmotion.ca/login to enter their activity minutes.