ActiveYEG is building a community of people and organizations that encourage Edmontonians to be more active. The purpose of this event is to encourage people to add more movement and activity to their daily lives, and to empower people by teaching them how to get started in active living.

With many chronic diseases being entirely preventable through regular physical activity and healthy eating as part of a healthy lifestyle, it’s essential to reinforce to Canadians of all ages the important role that physical activity plays in their health, wellbeing and overall quality of life. Today’s discussions will allow us to leverage the knowledge, expertise, reach and resources of each organization. I am certain efforts and events such as these will help lead to even more innovative ideas and partnerships to engage Canadians in living healthier, more active lifestyles.

The Honourable Rona Ambrose Minister of Health in speaking at National Health and Fitness Day Round Table February 5, 2015.

ActiveYEG is committed to helping Edmontonians become more active, as well as forging stronger relationships between various wellness organizations and sectors. By building these connections, we are confident that various organizations will be able to make larger and longer lasting impacts in the Edmonton community. Along with supporting different organizations’ current and upcoming initiatives, we want to see partnerships develop and new initiatives spark from this event that leave a residual impact.

Participants can register and use #ActiveYEG on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram on June 15 to share photos or videos of what they do to get active, to be entered into a draw to win a prize. Everyone is invited to Constable Ezio Faraone Park on June 6  to celebrate and take part in ActiveYEG Demo Day.

On this day, people and organizations in Edmonton who embrace the ActiveYEG vision will have the opportunity to work with other industry professionals to educate and empower Edmontonians on how to add activity to everyday life and how to get started.