June 1 -30
ParticipACTION – Community Better Challenge
Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture is excited to announce that Mission will be participating in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge from June 1 – 30, in an effort to be named Canada’s Most Active Community. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges and many of us have had to adjust to cancelled or virtual programming. Now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to connect with our friends, family and community and the Community Better Challenge can help us do so, safely!
Helping to strengthen communities through physical activity and sport, the Community Better Challenge is awarding $100,000 to the community who rallies the most participants, community organizations and accumulates the most active minutes during the challenge. In 2019 Mission participated and was the winner of the BC Community award which provided a $10,000 prize. The funds were given back to local community groups in the form of micro-grants.
We encourage all residents of Mission to download the ParticipACTION app or go online to log their minutes throughout the month of June. Several local groups and schools will also be hosting challenges, working within the Public Health restrictions, so take the opportunity to get involved. Every move counts!
Download the ParticipACTION app below
Wellness Break for Seniors 55+
Wednesdays 9:30am – June 9, 16, 23 & 30
Join Tawnya at Fraser River Heritge Park for a fun 20 minute body weight exercise session to help promote balance and flexibility followed by a walk around the park. No equipment required and chairs are optional. Meet at the Gazebo in the Park, rain or shine.
ParticipACTION Word Scramble
Here’s a fun activity that will get you out and about Mission! Challenge your friends or family members to find the letters and unscramble the word. Take to the trails and paths around Mission to find the hidden letter. One letter is hidden on each trail. Find all 6 letters and unscramble them to spell the mystery word. Submit the mystery word to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and phone number to be entered into a draw for a fun prize. Don’t forget to track you minutes! You will find a letter at each of the following trails:
- Fraser River Heritage Park Walking Trail – 7494 Mary Street
- Centennial Park Trail – 7871 Taulbut Street
- Lane Creek Trail – trail connects 7 Avenue and Murray Street to the Mission Community Library at 33247 2 Avenue
- College Heights Trail – the trail head and parking area are located at the end of Weatherhead Court cul de sac, just north of 12 Avenue
- Silverdale Wetlands – 31650 Silverdale Avenue
- Windebank Trail – connects 7 Avenue and Swift Drive.
To get involved or for more questions please email email@example.com