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SPRING INTO ACTION CHALLENGE 2017

 

The Spring Into Action challenge has been an annual event sponsored by Horizons Community Development Associates Inc. for several years. Our goal has been to get our participants up and moving at least 30 minutes each day, five days each week, to improve and sustain your health and well-being. It has also been our goal to have FUN while we do it!

Our challenge runs for six weeks beginning April 10 to May 21, 2017.

The goal is for members of each team to accumulate at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day for five days each week.

30 minutes of activity can be accumulated throughout a 24- hour period in a minimum of 10-minute blocks of time.

There is an opportunity for every team and individual to win a weekly prize draw as long as they meet their 30 minutes per day for five days a week.

The Individual Winner's Grand Prize is $100 to be used toward anything the winner would like, related to physical activity (e.g., new running shoes, swim passes, family outings to the gym). To qualify for the Grand Prize at the end of the Challenge, an individual must meet the goal of 30 minutes per day/ five days per week for all six weeks of the Challenge.

As a Team Grand Prize at the end of the Challenge, Horizons Community Development Associates Inc. will make a $150 donation (in the winning Team's name) to a local sport/recreation fund for kids, chosen by the winning Team. All members of the team must meet the goal of 30 minutes per day/ five days per week for all six weeks of the Challenge to qualify for the Team Grand Prize).

Please see the instructions below on how to register your team. All registration links and documents are also found at the end of the instructions on this page. Once registered, you may like to bookmark this page as you will be returning here weekly to submit your times.

We look forward to welcoming back all the participants from our previous Challenges, and look forward to meeting new ones in 2017. Watch for more details in early Spring!

Vicki, Spring Into Action Coordinator

 

Spring Into Action Challenge 2017 - Instructions

Step 1: Get a team together (you may want to include co-workers, friends, family members…) and decide on a team name. Identify a team captain who will register your team and team members for the challenge and who will collect and submit your team's information each week. You can register online using the link below or fill in the registration form (link also found below) and send it by email to sia@horizonscda.ca. or by fax to 902-542-4765.

Remember: Your team can have up to 10 members (including the Captain). If you have more than this, you may want to consider dividing your team into two teams and have a little competition between you. Please make a note of your Username and Password when you register your team. You will need this information when submitting your time each week. Please use lowercase letters and no spaces in your Username and Password.

Step 2: Each person keeps track of her/his activity using their daily activity sheet (the link to the activity sheet is below) and submits their form to their Team Captain every Monday during the Challenge.

Step 3: Team Captains will enter the information from the daily activity sheets using our online system (the link to weekly submissions is found below). For those without internet access, your team captain will summarize your weekly timesheets using the weekly tracking form (found below) and email the results to sia@horizonscda.ca.or by faxing it to 902-542-4765.

We strongly encourage everyone to use the online system when possible as it is quicker, and will reduce the possibility of human error. Remember, you must have your times in by the end of day (5 p.m. EST) each Tuesday during the Challenge to potentially qualify for the weekly prizes!

Good luck to everyone!

 

Team Registration Form (PDF)(MS Word)
Daily Tracking forms (PDF)(MS Word)
Weekly Tracking forms (PDF)(MS Word)

 

Online Registration (only for team Captains) REGISTER YOUR TEAM HERE

To submit your times each week, team captains please use the link to the right.

 

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