People in Saskatchewan took advantage of a warm start to March, racking up a lot of time in Saskatchewan in motion’s Go Out and Play Challenge.
20 communities and five community associations racked up just under three million minutes of exercise through the first 10 days of March, competing for $10,000 in funding to equipment promoting active living.
Saskatchewan in motion’s Brooke Strand says kids should have access to facilities where they can stay fit.
“It definitely addresses barriers for kids who don’t have the access to certain infrastructure.”
The town of Churchbridge won the grand prize of $10,000, which they will use to build a sports court.
The Saskatoon Lakeridge Community Association also won $10,000 grand as the top community association, with that money going toward upgrading a community playground.
Saskatchewan in motion says on average, a child will spend six hours in front of a TV screen and only six minutes outdoor each day.