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Get Up, Get Out and Get Active on National Health and Fitness Day

City of Whitehorse is taking part in National Health and Fitness Day

Post Date:05/29/2017

Whitehorse, Yukon – To mark this year’s National Health and Fitness Day, an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth, City of Whitehorse is partnering with Sports Experts to host free fitness classes on the front concourse of the Elijah Smith Building.

National Health and Fitness Day is an initiative to make Canada the fittest nation on earth!  The day, June 3rd, 2017, provides an opportunity for municipalities and all citizens to mark the day with local events to celebrate and promote the use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities. The objective is to inspire Canadians to become fitter and more active which will result in reduced health care costs attributed to preventable diseases related to inactivity.

The City of Whitehorse is thrilled to take part in National Health and Fitness Day and want to encourage all Yukoners to be more active. The City of Whitehorse has a long tradition of supporting health and fitness. Physical activity is great for our community and is something we can all get behind.

WHAT:  Zumba Strong Class 10:00am to 10:30am and Zumba Class 12:00pm to 1:00pm

WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017

WHERE: Front concourse of the Elijah Smith Building

INSTRUCTORS: Jana Brandt, Aven-Lee Enzenauer & Melissa Cyr

About National Health and Fitness Day

After years of working with local community groups and national health promotion organizations to review ways of improving health and fitness in Canada, Senator Nancy Greene Raine saw passage of Bill S-211, the National Health and Fitness Day Act,  in December 2014.  The passage of the Bill creates a strong impetus towards bringing communities together every year on the first Saturday in June, to highlight the importance of Health and Fitness.

Currently hundreds of municipalities across the country from east to west to north have proclaimed the day and are planning to celebrate the day by hosting activities, promoting the use of local health, recreation, sports and fitness facilities, as well as simply encouraging people to Get Up, Get Out and Get Active!

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For more information or to speak to a spokesperson, please contact:

Adrienne Marsh
Special Events Coordinator
City of Whitehorse