Healthy Kids Community Challenge Supports Local Family Day Activities!
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward will have an activity table and giveaways at local Family Day events.
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/February 17, 2017– On Monday, February 20, 2017, the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward will be supporting local Family Day events hosted by community partners at the following locations:
- · Quinte Sport and Wellness Centre
- · YMCA of Central East Ontario (Belleville and Quinte West Branches)
- · Prince Edward Community Centre
- · Wellington and District Community Centre
- · Tweed Winter Carnival (February 17-19)
These events are open to the community and include a range of activities that are sure to be fun for the whole family. Details on each of these events can be found at: https://healthykidshpe.ca/events/.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward will have an interactive“Think About Your Drink” poster display at each of the participating locations listed above. Giveaways will also be available while supplies last. These activities are being done as a part of Water Does Wonders - the second theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, which encourages kids to drink more water as a healthy alternative to sugary beverages.
“Family Day weekend offers a great opportunity to engage with members of your family as well as your local community,” said Emma Pillsworth, Local Project Manager for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward. “We encourage you to get your family together for some fun activities and remember to sip water throughout the day to stay healthy and hydrated.”
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties join 44 other communities across Ontario taking part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge unites communities with a common goal of promoting children’s health through physical activity, healthy eating and other healthy habits.
For more information about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, please visit www.healthykidsHPE.ca.
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Jill Gumbley, Program Manager
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
Phone: 613-966-5500, ext. 487