Saturday June 4th, 2016
This is an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on earth, led by Members of Parliament & Senate
“On behalf council ,Vince , you are most welcome. Thanks for bringing the proclamation to Victoria County” – Warden, Bruce Morrison (June 1, 2016)
Victoria County Municipal Council Proclaimed in support of National Day to enhance the Health and Fitness of residents, visitors & all Canadians and commits to a national program that unites us with other local governments in the promotion of increased participation in physical activities in communities across Nova Scotia & Canada
Councils that have endorsed and/or proclaimed the concept have taken different approaches. Some have simply proclaimed the day (the first Saturday in June) to raise awareness of the importance of increasing physical activity; others have marked the day with local events and initiatives celebrating and promoting the importance and use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities, in order to boost participation in healthy physical activity. Endorsement of the concept should ultimately drive up participation rates and help promote our common interest in encouraging Canadians to live healthier lifestyles
A number of tools have been developed to support engagement in this event:
For example, tools include a fact sheet which provides ideas for ways municipalities and organizations can participate. Has your community joined yet?