Move for Health Day Events

May 10th is Move for Health Day and communities around BC are celebrating by offering events to get everyone moving.

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Agassiz

Move for Health Day at the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre - Community Walk
Join us for a community walk, teamed up with the “Walk with your Doc” Initiative in partnership with Doctors of BC, Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and Agassiz Medical Centre to combine forces and promote the concept of physical activity and health in our community. This instructor-led walk along the scenic Mountain View Trail complete with activity stations will showcase the amenities of the walking trail and make the connection between Fraser Health resources and our local citizens. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. outside the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre. To include the younger generations, new this year we have also teamed up with Agassiz Public Health Unit, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, Child Care Resource and Referral and Mission Community Services, Family Parenting Place and Agassiz Harrison Community Services, Live 5-2-1-0 and the Fraser Valley Regional Library - Agassiz Branch for a fun-filled Children’s Mini Course complete with child-friendly obstacles and activity stations. Light refreshments and prizes will follow the events while health information will be available through community displays on site. Move for Health Day is aimed at promoting awareness of the importance of physical activity, not only on this day but throughout the year and from year to year. Please join the Mayor or his designate as they read the resolution from Council that May 10 be declared as Move for Health Day in the District of Kent!
Community Recreation & Cultural Centre 6660 Pioneer Avenue
May 10, 2017 - 10:30
604-796-8891

Brentwoodbay Saanichton

Feel the Fit-Effect walking, Urban Poling
meet and greet. intro to urban poling. walking to Gore Park and return 10;30am suited for all fitness levels.
Brentwood bay.Pioneer park Clarkrd
May 10, 2017 - 09:00
250-208-4513

Burnaby

Walk and Talk with your Doc
Join Dr. Davidicus Wong for a 30 minute talk on the benefits of exercise and importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle followed by a community walk with our local docs! Perfect for all family members.
Confederation Senior Centre
May 10, 2017 - 18:30
604-268-1356
Tough Mother Challenge
A fun event to help get the family active challenging mom and family to this outdoor obstacle race. All levels and all ages are welcome .
Cameron Recreation Complex
May 13, 2017 - 11:00
604-297-4454
Edmonds Let's Get Moving Day Celebration
Edmonds celebrates Move for Health day with Adult Stroke Improvement & Fitness classes at 8:30am, noon and 9pm. Buggie Babies is a fun session to encourage moms and dads and caregivers to bring the stroller and child and take on an outdoor fitness adventure. At 4pm Tai Chi for Families will be offered to demonstrate what a quality way to move with the little ones all the way up to grandma and grandpa! At 6:15pm Stretches for Office Workers will be offered to show everyone how to move in a healthy way after not moving at your desk for the day! At 7:30pm an introduction to Foam Rolling class will be offered to help participants roll away the stress of tight and sore muscles and finally at 8pm there will be a Fun & Fit Swim at the pool led by the Aquatic Fun Squad and "George" and "Clooney" the Edmonds inflatable creatures....perfect for the entire family!
Edmonds Community Centre
May 10, 2017 - 08:30
604-297-4839
Introduction to Cycling & Introduction to Cycling for Youth
Come and experience the new Bonsor Cycle studio! Learn how to set up your bike, do a fitness assessment and be part of a short interval class that will take you through a simulated course of hills, valleys and turns.
Bonsor Recreation Complex
May 10, 2017 - 14:00
604-297-4573
Indoor Cycling for Youth
Calling all Youth....Come and get moving in our cycling studio. Build your endurance and have some fun with intervals.
Cameron Recreation Complex
May 10, 2017 - 15:45
604-297-4454
Move on the Water
Enjoy a free introductory canoe lesson on Deer Lake, our jewel in the middle of the City. Youth 10-15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must sign a waiver and for those under 19 years, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver.
Deer Lake Beach
May 10, 2017 - 18:15
604-294-7224
Aquafit at Eileen Dailly Pool
Come and get moving in this special aquafit class to celebrate this special "get moving" day!
Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness centre
May 10, 2017 - 18:00
604-298-7946
Move for Health Day Master Swim Class
Come try Masters Swim at Eileen Dailly Pool. Participate in a one hour length swim workout including warm up and stretching. Let's get moving in the pool!
Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool
May 10, 2017 - 20:30
604-298-7946

Burns Lake

2017 Health Day Event
The Lakeside Multiplex will offer to public for free to use our facility and equipment. The multiplex has equipped with a squash/racquetball/walleyball court, a climbing wall, Ping-Pong tables, children's physical activity equipment and a large multipurpose room. We will open to public for use of our facility for free and send them home with useful swag items which the multiplex offers such as Frisbees, water/shaker bottles, jump ropes, ear buds and bags. We will start the event from 10am to 7pm.
Lakeside Multiplex
May 10, 2017 - 10:00
250-692-3817

Coquitlam

Move For Health - Mundy Park Walk
Members of Dogwood Pavilion, a City of Coquitlam recreation centre for adults 50 and older, will walk from our centre to Mundy Park. At Mundy Park, a local urban forest, a retired Professional Forester will lead the group through the forest, talking about the trees and animals found in Mundy Park. After the walk in the forest the group will return to Dogwood Pavilion and enjoy a snack and we will hold a draw for participants. Event will be 1 1/2 hours.
Coquitlam - Mundy Park
May 10, 2017 - 10:00
604-927-6098
Kick start your wellness
Jump start your wellness this may for our annual Move for Health Day event: FREE TRY-IT classes: Barre Fitness, Restorative Yoga and Healthy Eating and Meal Planning workshop. Register now at coquitlam.ca/featuredprograms
Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex
May 7, 2017 - 14:15
6049276005

Courtenay

Nature walk on the Oyster River
Join the Oyster River Enhancement Society for a guided nature walk through Bear Creak and learn of the history of the Oyster River.
Bear Creek Park
May 6, 2017 - 14:00
250-218-7754

Creston

Move for Health Day Floor Hockey Tournament
Youth will have many games of floor hockey in our arena (dry floor). Many prizes to be won! Snacks and refreshments are available. Bring sticks, helmets and gloves - and tons of energy! Age groups are 6-9 yrs, 10-13 yrs and 14-16 yrs. Sign up your team of 5 (includes goalie).
Creston & District Community Complex
May 27, 2017 - 09:30
250-428-7127 ext:3106

Delta

Lifesaving Sport Club
This club is designed for teens aged 13-18 years, who have a passion for swimming, water safety, and who want to work on their Aquatic Fitness. The Lifesaving Sport Club is a fun way to keep your skills up in between Advanced Leadership Courses and can be a great preparation for being trained as a Lifeguard. The club will help youth move for health by practicing their swimming strokes, water safety skills, and fitness skills.
Ladner Leisure Centre
May 8, 2017 - 11:00
6049463301
Community Yoga for Everybody!
Come on out to enjoy the vast health benefits of yoga with your family and friends. Everyone ages 3 and up are welcome to attend this invigorating and enjoyable Yoga practice. Delta believes in helping the community Move for Health and this event is a great opportunity to participate in a program that helps support the community in achieving physical and mental health and fitness.
Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Centre
May 6, 2017 - 08:15
6043496033
Flip Turn Clinics (all ages)
This clinic will help you move faster in the water. Learn how to maximize your swimming workout by learning how to complete a flip turn. This clinic is for all ages and geared towards those that want to learn to do flip turns. It is a 30-minute session that teaches the swimmer the tumble, foot placement, and how to push off the wall to complete flip turns. Swimming lengths builds cardiovascular endurance and it is a great overall body workout.
Ladner Leisure Centre
May 7, 2017 - 10:30
6049463301
3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament (13-18 years)
This 3-on-3 basketball tournament is targeted toward youth ages 13 to 18. Youth will engage in friendly competition, utilize teamwork skills, and engage in a fun activity that keeps them healthy and active. Prizes for winners and participants will be provided to promote inclusiveness and good sportsmanship. Youth will be exposed to positive role models, as well as continued basketball programming options offered throughout the community.
South Delta Recreation Centre
May 6, 2017 (All day)
6049523029
Sports Zone Interactive
Burn off some energy with interactive activities designed to work on the basics of physical literacy (throwing, catching, jumping, skipping, running, kicking, balance, coordination, etc). Parents and children can move through the activities as they wish and will experience a variety of sports opportunities from basketball to hockey to parachute games. This program is for children ages 3 to 5 years of age, and will emphasize the importance of an active lifestyle and daily movement.
North Delta Recreation Centre
May 5, 2017 - 09:30
6049523029
Barre Plus
Join us for this super trendy fitness class that blends muscular endurance with unparalleled body awareness through teaching of posture and form. Ages 13+ welcome to attend!
Sungod Recreation Centre
May 8, 2017 (All day)
6043496033

Duncan

Discover Personal Training
North Cowichan is helping to get the Cowichan Valley moving with our FREE mini personal training session. Our fabulous personal trainers will provide instruction on equipment use, good eating habits, strategies for getting active, and the importance of a regular healthy routine.
Cowichan Aquatic Centre
May 10, 2017 - 09:00
2507463306

Grand Forks

Move of Health Day Family Walk
This is a free Community Walk - All levels and ages welcome- Wheelchair accessible Event will be approximately 2km long.
Grand Forks Recreation Parking Lot
May 10, 2017 - 17:30
250-442-2202
Move for Health Day Community Family Walk
Free Family Community Walk - All levels of fitness welcome- all ages welcome - wheelchair accessible - Approximately 2km
Grand Forks Recreation Parking Lot
May 10, 2017 - 17:30
250-442-2202

Johannesburg

Trot Your Globe: World Move for Health Day
World Move for Health Day & Trot Your Globe (Pty) Ltd bring you Toka Lintsa in a memorable Dance-Fitness class at 17:30 on the 10th of May 2017 Attendance: By invite only, for national V.A membership holders, and Greenstone V.A members. Venue: Virgin Active Greenstone in Johannesburg Time: 17:30- 18:30 Let's Move!
Greenstone Hill- Johannesburg
May 9, 2017 - 17:30
0113931299

Kaleden

Kaleden Family Carnival
Bring the whole family down for a magical celebration under the big top. Join us in the "Active Zone" with a variety of games to get you moving and stay healthy. Our fantastic Parks and Rec crew will be hosting a Tug of War, Individual Skipping Challenges, Potato Sack Races, Hula Hoop Colour Games, and more! We also have a bouncy house, face-painting, photo booth, DJ, and delicious carnival treats.
Kaleden Hall
May 13, 2017 - 13:00
250-497-8188

Kelowna

Making Tracks!
Making Tracks - Moving for your Health Join members of the R.D.C.O.Tracks walking groups, Diabetes Canada Walk and Talk groups, and the many other walking groups in our communities at an event celebrating the simple act of walking, this time in one of our many beautiful and accessible parks! In addition to a beautiful walk along the Mission Creek Greenway, which is now in full bloom (!), meet like-minded individuals who want to be healthy and who want to find a spot in their community where they feel safe and welcome to explore and belong. Come enjoy refreshments after the walk, and meet our guest speaker, Leslie Park. Leslie is a kinesiologist who will talk about the benefits and importance of walking and moving to your health. She is willing to answer your questions and hopefully inspire you to move more for your health. Come for the morning, meet a wonderful group of walkers, and hopefully leave inspired to join us on more walks!
Mission Creek Regional Park
May 10, 2017 - 09:00
250-469-6263

Ladysmith

Move for Health Day Scavenger Hunt
A self-guided Scavenger Hunt starting at Aggie Hall and finishing at Transfer Beach; a route approximately 2.5km, recommended mode of travel walking, running, biking, scooting, skateboarding or rollerblading – anything active! The MFHD Scavenger Hunt can be done as an individual, with a partner, family, etc. The MFHD Scavenger Hunt CLUE SHEET will be available starting Monday May 8 at 9:00am at: o Frank Jameson Community Centre o Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture social media sites:  Facebook Page – Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture  Twitter - @LadysmithPRC Once completed, CLUE SHEETS are submitted to Frank Jameson Community Centre by 6:00pm Monday May 15. Participants must submit a completed CLUE SHEET to be eligible for prizes, which include: o Fitbits o Hydration Pack o 1-month passes to FJCC Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. SAFETY NOTE: o If walking please use the sidewalks. o If riding a bike, please follow the appropriate Rules of the Road in BC.
Frank Jameson Community Centre
May 8, 2017 - 09:00
250-245-6426

Langley

Move for Health Challenge
The Challenge is for all residents to be able to complete 150 minutes of activities per week from the Canada ParticipACTION 150 Playlist. A list of 150 different physical activities that someone can do. The participants record the Playlist activity number and total your weekly minutes they achieved on a passport we have created. They will do this for a period or 4 weeks. They then submit the completed passport and are entered into a draw which will happen shortly afterwards for prizes.
Township of Langley
May 7, 2017 (All day)
604-882-0408

Mackenzie

Mackenzie Move For Health Day
On May10th come out and participate in Mackenzies annual Move For Health Walk. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, brisk walk or ride your bike through John Dahl Park or travel your favorite route around Mackenzie. Make your way to the Recreaction Centre to enjoy a free lunch and particapate in trivia challenges to win prizes.
Recration Centre and John Dahl Park
May 10, 2017 - 10:59
250-997-5283

Maple Ridge

Move for Health Day Free TRX Group Circuit Blast
Join us on Move for Health Day and enjoy a FREE TRX class. Use your own body weight to engage various muscle groups at the same time working on core strength and flexibility. For all levels and abilities. Pre-register using barcode #226406.
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre
April 10, 2017 - 12:00
604-467-7489
Move for Health Day Free drop-In Aquafit
Celebrate Move for Health Day and join us for free aquafit classes! These classes are perfect for those who need low impact, non-weight bearing exercises. Sessions: Su 12:00PM -12:45PM May 7 F 7:00PM-7:45PM May 12
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre
May 7, 2017 - 12:00
604-467-7489

North Saanich

Move for Health Day $2 Admission
We are offering $2 admission to all drop-in activities, all day on 'Move for Health Day' Wednesday May 10th. Drop-in activities include swimming, fitness classes, weight room, pickleball, badminton, and yoga. We are looking to provide some healthy snacks and refreshments for those that attend, physical literacy/activity display, draw prize for a 3-month active pass, and some extra marketing/promotion to our community.
Panorama Recreation & Greenglade Community Centre
May 10, 2017 - 06:00
250-655-2178

Oliver

Move for Health Day at Oliver Parks and Recreation
On Saturday May 13th Celebrate Move for Health Day with Oliver Parks and Recreation. Get out, get moving, try something new! From 10:00AM to 4:00PM, we will be offering free yoga, taekwondo, pickleball, and fitness classes out in our park! Visit www.oliverrecreation.ca for the scheduled classes.
Oliver Community Park
May 13, 2017 - 10:00
250-498-4985

Osoyoos

BCRPA Move for Health Osoyoos
Free drop in fitness class and drop-in sports Walk with the Mayor and Council
Sonora Community Centre
May 10, 2017 - 08:30
250.495.6562

Penticton

Kaleden Family Carnival
A community event designed to celebrate diversity, active living, and social inclusion. The "Family Carnival" will welcome people of all ages to discover the multitude of recreation opportunities that the Kaleden area has to offer. Activities will include active games for kids, bouncy castle, face-painting, local music, and healthy snacks.
Kaleden Hall
May 13, 2017 - 13:00
250-497-8188
Move For Health Day - Penticton
Get Active on Move for Health Day! Move for Health Day is an international event created by the World Health Organization to promote physical activity. This year, Move For Health Day is Wednesday May 10th and Recreation Penticton has some great initiatives to keep children and families active. For only $2 you can drop-in to our Fitness Room all day, and from 5:30-6:30pm we’ll be hosting a FREE Family Zumba session in our gymnasium, all ages/abilities welcome (Zumba is a fitness class that combines Latin rhythms with easy to follow dance moves, creating an effective yet fun cardio workout). Shortly after Zumba, enjoy a dip in the pool between 7:00-8:30pm, also for the low cost of $2 per person. To top it all off, you can enter to win a grand prize of a 1 month pool & fitness room membership. All you need to do is post a picture via social media of how you “moved for your health” between May 3-10 using the hashtag #move4healthPenticton. For more information contact the Penticton Community Centre at 250.490.2426.
Penticton Community Centre
May 10, 2017 - 17:00
2504902575

Pitt Meadows

Celebrate Move For Health Day in Pitt Meadows
Promotion of the days events will include FREE ADMISSION to the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre. THe days activities include free fitness drop-in fitness classes, use of the fitness centre, drop-in sports as well as the following added new programs led by an Instructor that promote physical activity & fitness are: Parent & Child Mini Gym (0-5yrs) Fit and Fun for Families (new Instructor lead circuit style movement and fitness program for ages 6yrs+ with parent/guardian) Multisport 11yrs+ ( Instructor lead sports programs - basketball, ball hockey, active movement warm-up) and an introduction to TRX training. Beginner and Intermediate Workshops held throughout the day.
Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre
May 10, 2017 - 10:52
604-465-2452

Port Moody

Move for Health Day - FREE Zumba in the Park
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Rocky Point Park
May 10, 2017 - 19:00
6044694556

Powell River

Move for Health Day Community 5km Fun Run/Walk
The Powell River Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is committed to increasing health and wellness in our community! The Move for Health Day Community 5km Fun Run/Walk is a FREE fun filled event that will encourage up to 150 members of our community to get out and get moving!
Powell River Rec. Complex
May 13, 2017 - 09:30
604-485-8903

Qualicum Beach

Move for Health Day Free Swim
Come and be active at Ravensong! Move for Health Day events bring people together in a spirit of fun, and inclusive activity that support active healthy living.
Ravensong Aquatic Centre
May 13, 2017 - 13:30
2507525014

Revelstoke

Community Walk for Health
Revelstoke will be inviting all demographics to join together for a community walk along the river side "Green Belt" walking path. For this event will be inviting the schools, our seniors centre, and families to all take part. The paved path is very accessible for anyone who may have aids, walkers, or wheelchairs, and close to the schools. The green belt walk will lead us to Kovach Park that has new outdoor equipment, playground, skate parks, and green space. We will be promoting the importance of physical literacy to all, and ending the event with a community picnic!
Green Belt Walking path starting at Centennial Dr.
May 10, 2017 - 11:00
250-837-9351

Salt Spring Island

Move For Health Day Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt
You have 10 days to visit the 5 locations on this list and finish all of the challenges. Each station is at a different park, trail or beach on Salt Spring Island. Challenges will include taking pictures, sketching, learning about local flora and fauna. Wednesday, May 10th Wrap-up Party includes a StoryWalk 10am-5pm starting at the Salt Spring Public Library through Mouats Park to the Pool, free swimming at the pool from 3pm-6pm, a free yoga class in Centennial Park from 4-5:30pm and prize draws are at 5:45 at the pool.
Rainbow Road Indoor Pool
May 10, 2017 - 15:00
250-537-4448

Sechelt

Pender Harbour Moves
Pender Harbour Moves event will provide options for students to participate in a variety of physical activities including Pickleball, Outdoor Fitness Circuit, Aquafit, California Kickball. These 4 activities will be lead by school staff, Pender Harbour Aquatic and Fitness Centre staff and the Pender Harbour Community School staff. It is a partnership event promoting community and healthy activity. The event will kick off with a lunch and games (Bocce, Ladder Toss, Croquet) led by the Pender Harbour Secondary Leadership students. The event is to provide activities the students do not normally participate in and to acknowledge the 150 list of activities for Canada's 150th birthday.
Pender Harbour Aquatic & Fitness Centre and Pender Harbour Secondary School
May 10, 2017 - 12:30
604-885-6866
Bus Pass/MYPASS day
May 10 – Move for Health Day, people can present their monthly transit pass at Gibsons & Area Community Centre or Sechelt Aquatics Centre and be admitted for free into the facility. They can then participate in any MYPASS activities at that facility. We will be promoting this at the start of May, through social media, and posters on the buses. Transit Recreation Cross Promotion What is this? Your monthly transit pass can get you moving in unexpected ways! On dates, present your monthly transit pass at Sechelt Aquatic Centre and Gibsons & Area Community Centre for a free MYPASS admission to the facility. Visit www.scrd.ca/drop-in to learn what you can do with a MYPASS admission. What is the goal? • To get people familiar with transit. • To get people who ride transit into the recreation facilities to recreate. • May 10 – Move for Health Day
Gibsons & Area Community Centre and Sechelt Aquatics Centre
May 9, 2017 - 13:00
604.885.6861

Sooke

Move for Health Day $2 Admission to SEAPARC
$2 Admission All day for pool and drop-in fitness programs.
SEAPARC Leisure Complex
May 10, 2017 - 00:06
250-642.8000

Sparwood

Free Ball Swim with Mayor and Council
Join Mayor and Council for a fun free swim on May 10/17. As a special edition at the swim, we will take our balls from our ball room and put them into the pool. A great time will be had by all!
Leisure Centre Pool
May 10, 2017 - 18:30
2504250552

Summerland

Summerland Move for Health Passport Challenge
The District of Summerland Recreation Department will be running the Move for Health Passport Challenge from May 7 to May 13, 2017. The Kick off event will be happening on Sunday, May 7th at Peach Orchard Park from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and from 2:30-4:00 at the aquatic centre. This event is to celebrate Move for Health Day with week long activities for everyone in the community. The passports will be available for pick up at the Aquatic Office.
Summerland, BC
May 7, 2017 - 09:00
250-494-0447

Surrey

Move for Health Day at Katzie Elementary
The City of Surrey has planned a Move for Health Day event at a local school where we will engage students from grades 4-7. Our event will be based around the importance of active living and will offer an opportunity to teach students that being active is fun and necessary. We are doing a fun warm-up and then sending the kids off to the 10 different stations, which are being put on by the City of Surrey and other partner sport organizations. Each station will teach them a new skill, or engage them in a fun game or relay. For example, we have Softball BC, Tug of War, RCMP Mini Blue program, and Pacific Sport, just to name a few.
Katzie Elementary
May 10, 2017 - 00:30
6045914898
Move for Health Day
Move for Health Day has been celebrated city wide at the City of Surrey for many years. This year at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre we will be offering a day full of FREE programming design to get all community members moving and active. Move for Health day 2017 will include a healthy smoothie station featuring items that can be grown in our community garden. Drop-in fitness programs like Urban Pole Walking, Fit 55+ and Yoga. Drop-in sports program like Basketball, Pickle ball and Table Tennis will be offered throughout the day as well promotion of our Play Box program designed to encourage physical activity and promote outdoor play by offering free access to outdoor play equipment. Our youth lounge will be on full display featuring our latest Chuck Bailey Youth Urban Screen Project. The city of Surrey is committed to providing welcoming, inclusive environments where all community members are active and engaged for life. Happy move for Health Day!
City of Surrey Chuck Bailiey Recreation Centre
May 10, 2017 - 09:05
6045026064