Newton Community League is committed to achieving a healthy, safe and friendly environment by providing information, programs, support and resources to enhance the sense of community for Newton Residents.
The community of Newton is a quiet area just north of the river that features tree-lined streets, quaint houses and friendly faces enjoying a walk around the block. Approximately 3,000 people call the area home, and most have put down roots. According to city statistics, more than 65% of Newton's residents have lived in the neighbourhood for more than five years.
Welcome to the 2nd Annual ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge
The Community Better Challenge is a national physical activity initiative that encourages Canadians to get active in search of Canada’s Most Active Community. From June 1 – 30, 2021 we’re asking Canadians to get active and track their physical activity minutes in an effort for their community to be recognized as one that champions active living and win the $100,000 grand prize to support local physical activity initiatives. Additional prizes will be awarded to winning communities in each province and territory.
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In 2019, over 265 million minutes of physical activity were tracked by individuals on the ParticipACTION app and by 1400 organizations that hosted programs and events in every province and territory. At the end of the challenge, Enderby, BC was crowned Canada’s Most Active Community!
Now, more than ever, physical activity is needed to help us stay healthy in mind, body, and community spirit. Research shows the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the health of Canadians of all ages, with many moving less and spending more time being sedentary.
The Community Better Challenge provides an easy, fun and safe way to get communities moving and socially connecting (either in-person or virtually) through physical activity and sport.