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Get active in June to help Richmond become Canada’s Most Active Community

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:38 PDT, Tue May 28, 2024

The City of Richmond is once again encouraging everyone to get up, get out, and get active for the 2024 ParticipACTION Community Challenge.

Throughout the month of June, anyone who lives, works or plays in Richmond is invited to take part in more than 65 free or low-cost activities for all ages as the city aims to become "Canada's Most Active Community".

After winning the title of British Columbia's Most Active Community in 2022, and placing among the top 50 finalists in Canada in 2023, Richmond is striving to go one better by being Canada's Most Active Community in 2024. To help the city achieve this coveted title, organizations and individuals of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in the Challenge.

The ParticipACTION Community Challenge will be launched with a Kick Off event on Sunday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clement Track and Minoru Plaza (7191 Granville Avenue). This public, family-friendly event will begin with Mayor Brodie leading participants through a warm-up walk around the track, followed by an all ages dance party on the plaza. The first 100 attendees will receive a prize.

Among the 65+ free or low cost activities offered by the City of Richmond and its community partners in June are:

  • A Public Art Scavenger Hunt at Minoru Park and Richmond City Hall
  • Walking Soccer at South Arm Community Centre
  • A Nordic Poling workshop at Minoru Centre for Active Living
  • Drop-in Climbing at the Richmond Olympic Oval
  • A Fitness Marathon at Thompson Community Centre
  • A Fun Run at Cambie Community Centre
  • Walk Richmond guided walks at King George Park, Shell Road Trail and Finn Slough
  • A Dance Combo class for preschoolers at South Arm Community Centre

In addition to participating in the programs and activities available at Richmond community facilities, residents, organizations and businesses can show their support and contribute to the city's quest to becoming Canada's Most Active Community in other ways:

  • Individuals can sign up for the Challenge and take the pledge to be active on the ParticipACTION website, as well as participate in ParticipACTION challenges through the Optimity app ( during the month of June.
  • Richmond-based organizations, community groups and businesses can register and track organized physical activity programs and events delivered between June 1 and 30 on the ParticipACTION website.

In addition to being eligible for weekly prizes, participation from Richmond-based individuals and organizations will count towards the city's total score in the quest to become Canada's Most Active Community. The national ParticipACTION Community Challenge, presented by Novo Nordisk, encourages Canadians to get active throughout the month of June, ultimately recognizing Canada's Most Active Community and supporting local physical activity and sport initiatives.

For a full listing of ParticipACTION Community Challenge activities and instructions for how to register as an individual or organization, visit

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