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Ways to play on National Health and Fitness Day

Canadians will be out and active on June 3rd for National Health and Fitness Day and there are a few ways to get involved in Kamloops.

Senator Nancy Greene Raine played a huge part in encouraging hundreds of communities across Canada to proclaim the first Saturday in June National Health and Fitness Day.

Greene Raine, who is recovering from cancer treatment, recently penned a column pointing out only 15% of adults get the recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week. June 3rd is a day dedicated to combatting the country’s “inactivity problem” with the goal of making Canada the fittest nation on earth.

It’s ambitious, Greene Raine writes, but not unachievable.

In Kamloops, there will be free yoga in McDonald Park at noon on Saturday — and every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in July and August thanks to Kamloops Hot Yoga.

There will also be free access to the Tournament Capital Centre from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and free entry at the Brock Pool from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone who attends National Health and Fitness Day events in the city can enter to win one of two prize packages worth more than $500.

The city has also compiled 150 Ways to Play to encourage Kamloopsians this summer. Here are a few suggestions from the list:

  • Hop on a dragon boat - Pioneer Park
  • Play soccer
  • Play bocce
  • Test your hopscotch skills
  • Try orienteering
  • Try paintball
  • Jump rope
  • Participate in a triathlon
  • Stand up on a paddleboard
  • Go fly fishing
  • Hike off leash with your dog at Kenna Cartwright Park
  • Play basketball
  • Play water polo
  • Hit the hills on an ATV or dirt bike
  • Try Tai Chi
  • Rollerblade at McArthur Island Park
  • Tour back alley murals in Downtown Kamloops
  • Ride a BMX bike - Kamloops BMX Pork
  • Play softball - Charles Anderson Stadium
  • Go geocaching
  • Hike the hoodoos - across from Cinnamon Ridge
  • Hike to a waterfall - Bridal Falls in Peterson Creek Park
  • Play disc golf
  • Go golfing
  • Try Zumba
  • Play slo pitch At the Tournament Capital Ranch
  • Play ping pong at the Tournament Capital Centre
  • Try kickboxing
  • Play pickleball at Riverside or McDonald Park

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