February Family Fun - Physical Activity Winter Challenge

Organization Sponsor: South Shore Active Communities Committee

Organization Partner: Yarmouth Recreation (formerly Department of Leisure Services)


Program Description

A 4 week Family Active Challenge for the month of February. Easy to use tally sheets to record family activity levels. There are 11 participating Recreation Departments accepting registrations and providing low or no cost family activities/events for the month of February.Copy of the brochure:
Family Challenge!
Yarmouth Leisure Services is playing host to the Take The Roof Off Winter Family Challenge February 1-28, 2010.
Get your family active by participating in this amazing 4 week activity challenge! Can you get your family to be physically active for 30 minutes a day for at least 4 days a w eek?
Take the Challenge!
Inside you will find tally sheets to place on your fridge. Submit your activity to us each Monday of the challenge for a chance at great prizes!
Grand Prize—White Point Beach Lodge Family Getaway!

Program Approximate Cost: 

free for participants

Funding Sources: 

Office of Health Promotion, Sport and Recreation Division: Active Kids Healthy Kids

Strategies For Sustainability: 

partnership with Recreation departments and media coverage to increase awareness of the importance of physical activity

Impact Of Program: 

Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties

Evaluation Tools: 

Phone survey of participants
Feedback from participating recreation departments

Key Elements Towards Success: 

partnerships with local community groups and schools to promote and support the challenge, sharing of resources

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Large geographic area: Capacity building approach, variety of partners and contacts to support the challenge

Length and Stage of Project: 

4 week challenge with evaluation and follow-up in March. This has become an annual event.


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