It takes an entire village to teach a child and Caronport used the same determination with physical activity.
Saskatchewan in motion announced Monday that Caronport has been declared the winner of the 2013 in motion Community Challenge.
A total of 27 communities participated in the challenge from March 1 to 15. To participate, individuals and families had to register their minutes of physical activity for the community project they wanted to support. Caronport won the challenge by having a total of 499,185 minutes of physical activity accumulated in 15 days.
On the last day of the challenge, Caronport supporters logged 60,194 minutes to secure the win.
“We had a real strong community push,” in motion organizer Heidi Soggie told the Times-herald. “Anyone in the community could take part as long as they logged their physical activity minutes, but we also had a big community event on Friday, with skating, sledding and snowshoeing.”
Soggie said Caronport residents wanted to get involved in the event after being inspired by the community of Elbow’s win last year, and the $10,000 in motion prize will be used to build a year round community trail.
“We going to use the winnings to build an all-season trail that will go around the entire perimeter of Caronport for residents to use in the winter and summer,” Soggie said. “It’s really exciting how many people were behind the trail, and we will now have something for all families and there’s definitely a lot of support and excitement.”
“Each community rallied their residents to be active every day,” Cathie Kryzanowski, general manager of Saskatchewan in motion announced Monday. “Over two million minutes of physical activity were logged on the challenge website in just 15 days. It’s our hope that all participating communities and families will continue to work toward their goals.”
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