Monday, November 16, 2015

#GetMovingYYC with free events across Calgary from Nov 16-22

Let’s get moving Calgary! Working with our partners and the community, we’re starting a movement to get more Calgarians, more active, more often. It’s a simple idea with big benefits for Calgary.

From Nov. 16 to 22, everyone is invited to participate in free events hosted across Calgary; from adult recess downtown at Olympic Plaza and along Stephen Avenue between 1 Street S.E. and 3 Street S.E., to guided walks and large family events.

Grab your colleagues for a dodge ball game at Municipal Plaza. Load up the family this weekend and head to Vivo’s Winter Wonderland event or join us at Ralph Klein Park for the Winter Movement Festival.

Are you 20 years or older? Visit to register for free sample programs as part of Sport Calgary’s first ever All Sport, One City event.

Moving more doesn’t have to be a big commitment. Making small, simple changes to your everyday routine can significantly improve your health. It’s as simple as taking the stairs instead of the escalator; walking or cycling instead of driving; standing instead of sitting or; stretching while you wait.

Join the movement and the conversation. Use #GetMovingYYC on social media and show us how you move! For a complete list of free events, or to download our free community activity guide, visit

Partnering for change

While Calgarians are getting moving, sector leaders are putting their heads together to find local solutions to a national issue: sedentary lifestyles and behaviour.

On Nov. 17, Vivo for Healthier Generations, Mount Royal University and The City of Calgary are hosting physical literacy champions from across Calgary for a roundtable discussion on building an active city. Leadership Roundtable 2.0 embraces a multi-sector approach to public health through partnering and collaboration.

On Nov. 19, we’re hosting an Active Aging Think Tank to exchange information and ideas to support active aging. The session invites representatives from Calgary-based organizations to have a conversation about getting older Calgarians moving for health.

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