Regina is Saskatchewan’s Most Active Community! Residents of Regina got active and won the 2023 ParticipACTION Community Challenge
The ParticipACTION Community Challenge is a national physical activity and sport initiative that encourages everyone to get active throughout the month of June. This year’s fourth edition of the challenge ended with Regina being crowned Saskatchewan’s Most Active Community and winning $15,000 to support local physical activity and sport initiatives.
“I want to extend my appreciation to the residents of Regina for enthusiastically participating in this challenge, demonstrating how being active can bring both fun and rewarding experiences,” said Regina Mayor Sandra Masters. “To ParticipACTION and their partners – thank you for encouraging Canadians to embrace active lifestyles and for supporting community wellness initiatives.”
The prize money will be used to support the installation of the accessible elevator for the Wascana Pool waterslides, the first for any outdoor pool in Canada.
Regina tracked over 2.2 million minutes of physical activity through 300 community members and organizations. Thank you to Al Ritchie Community Association, Autism Resource Centre Inc., Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan, Coronation Park Community School, Four Directions Community Health Centre, Growing Young Movers Youth Development Inc., North Central Community Association and Queen City Eastview Community Association for taking part in the challenge and demonstrating how easy it is to stay active if you are having fun.
The City of Regina is committed to creating four season sport and recreation opportunities that improve quality of life and make our community a more vibrant and attractive place to live, work, and visit. Over the past several years, the City has made significant investments in programming and facilities to create more opportunities for residents to be active. In June, this included opening the new Wascana Pool and offering several activities to get residents active and engaged outdoors.