National Health & Fitness Day 2016

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Saturday June 4th, 2016 

This is an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on earth, led by Members of Parliament & Senate

Communities from across Nova Scotia and Canada have joined the effort by proclaiming the first Saturday in June, National Health and Fitness Day

Victoria County Municipal Council has Proclaimed June 4th  National Health and Fitness Day in Victoria County
Victoria County, Cape Breton (Nova Scotia) Municipal Council at their May 30, 2016 bi-weekly  Council Meeting Proclaimed June 4th National Health & Fitness Day for Victoria County

On behalf council ,Vince , you are most welcome. Thanks for bringing the proclamation to Victoria County” – Warden, Bruce Morrison (June 1, 2016)

To raise awareness of the importance of increasing physical activity
It’s hoped endorsement of the concept should ultimately drive up participation rates and help promote our common interest in encouraging Victoria County Residents & Visitors / Canadians to live healthier lifestyles

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?

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