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Spring Into Action

SPRING INTO ACTION CHALLENGE

UPDATE:Today our world looks very different – for our families, our friends, and for our communities. Physical activity, as part of self-care, is going to be key in the coming days, as we cope with what is happening locally and globally.

In an effort to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and understanding that the disruptions to our usual routines may make it challenging to assemble your usual teams, we are making a couple of changes to the Spring Into Action challenge this year to make it accessible, fun and safe for everyone. Please note:

  • Participants will register as individuals. We encourage everyone to be active within your family units and stay connected with friends and colleagues in the challenge through social media, texting, or by phone.
  • There will be two grand prizes awarded to individuals at the end of the challenge – one of which is $100, donated by Horizons in the winner’s name, to a local sport/recreation fund for kids, chosen by the winner. One will be a surprise!

Registration for the challenge opens on April 1st; the challenge begins April 13th. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 each year in April.

The goal is for participants 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 individual to win a weekly prize draw as long as they meet their 30 minutes per day for five days a week.

There will be two Grand Prize draws at the end of the challenge, one of which is a $100 donation, made by Horizons in the winner's name, to a local sport/recreation fund for kids chosen by the winner. 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.

Please see the instructions below on how to register. 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!

Spring Into Action Challenge 2020 - Instructions

Step 1: 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.

Please make a note of your Username and Password when you register. You will need this information when submitting your time each week. Please use lowercase letters and no spaces or special characters (such as apostrophes or hyphens) in your Username and Password.

Step 2: Track your activity using the daily activity sheet (the link to the activity sheet is below).

Step 3: Enter your time results for the week using our online reporting system (click the icon below in the bottom right corner to access the system). For those without internet access, you can email your weekly tracking sheet (found below) 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. AST) each Tuesday during the Challenge to potentially qualify for the weekly prizes!

Good luck to everyone! Registration for the challenge will be open between April 1 - 10th

 

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

 

Online Registration REGISTER HERE

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

 

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