Spring into action for Move for Health Week
02 May 2016
From pre-schoolers to couch potatoes, Richmond residents are being encouraged to become more active during Move for Health Week from May 6 to 13. Throughout the week, there will be dozens of free or low cost activities for all ages and all abilities like Zumba, spinning, tai chi, Geocaching or Nordic pole walking.
A recent survey indicated that only 38 per cent of Richmond adults meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines of 150 minutes of activity per week.
“Richmond residents are among the healthiest in Canada, but we all need to keep active to live long with a high quality of live,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “I welcome everyone to join with me in taking part in Move for Health Week and in making physical activity an ongoing part of their healthy lifestyles.”
The week of activities begins with the fourth annual Move for Health Festival on Friday, May 6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Minoru Park. The evening festival will feature interactive booths, activity demos, Walk with your Doc and The Burger Bus food truck. Richmond Sports Council will be hosting the Discover Your Sport Zone, which will allow children to try out a variety of different community sports, all in one convenient location. This will be an event you won’t want to miss, offering fun for people of all ages.
On Wednesday, May 11, bring your preschool aged children to Minoru Park for the annual Wee Walk celebration from 10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. As part of this celebration, Mayor Brodie will again lead the annual “Walk with the Mayor” around the Minoru Track starting at 12:10 p.m.
Richmond’s Move for Health Week initiative is a BC Recreation and Parks supports event, delivered in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, the City’s Community Association partners, Richmond Sports Council, and local community organizations.
Details for Move for Health Week in Richmond can be found at www.richmond.ca/moveforhealth. Follow the City of Richmond on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CityofRichmondBC) and Twitter (@Richmond_BC) for updates and for contests use #RichmondMoves.