Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph In Motion is celebrating its second annual In Motion Week to inspire residents to live more actively and to highlight the successes WDG In Motion is having across the region.
Kicking off the week of special events, the University of Guelph has invited students from 16 schools across the region to the Guelph Gryphon’s football game on Oct. 3 to recognize their accomplishment of reaching Level 6 in the Active Schools in motion program. The middle of the week is anchored by International Walk to School Day on Oct.7.
In Centre Wellington local celebrations include:
– 10am to 12:30 pm, Hike the Trail Day, at Wellington County Museum
– 1:30 to 2:30pm, free public skating – at the Sportsplex in Fergus;
– 2 to 3pm, free public skating at the Elora community centre; and
– 2 to 4pm, free public swimming at the Sportsplex.
– 9 to 10am, free circuit training class a the Sportsplex;
– 1 to 4pm, weight room open house at the Sportsplex;
– 1 to 5pm, the Sensational Amazing Race, (see www.sensationalelora.com).
– 2 to 3:30pm, free adult and tot swim at the Sportsplex.
– 6:30 to 7:15pm, free fitness class at the Sportsplex.
– 10:45am poker walk at Victoria Park Seniors Centre, and International Walk to School Day; and
– 6pm, bike ride from Elora arena.
– 9:15 to 10am, free fitness class at the sportplex.
– 2 to 3:30pm, free adult leisure and lane swim at the Sportsplex.
Local officials are encouraging fitness programs through In Motion to fight off health hazards due to obesity and inactivity.
:It’s a shocking statistic that over half of the residents in Wellington Dufferin Guelph report being inactive,” said regional coordinator of WDG In Motion Karen Armstrong. “Our vision is that Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph will be a physically active, healthy community. By celebrating In Motion Week, we hope to encourage families and individuals to add more physical activity to their daily lives and to draw attention to the work being done in our community to help increase activity rates.”
To find out more about In Motion Week, visit www.wdginmotion.ca.