Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Active Comox Valley

I have been part of a small but passionate volunteer committee for Active Comox Valley since it began in 2005. It's purpose is to increase the physical activity levels of Comox Valley residents. Plain and simple. ACV has identified the biggest barriers that Valley residents have to getting more physical activity- limited income, limited opportunities, lack of transportation, etc. ACV has been behind the scenes and at the front lines of many local events and initiatives in conjunction with a big group of great local partners.

Check out ACV online,read the FREE activity guide, visit the local ACV Lending Library full of fun fitness equipment, join the fb page for free give-a-ways and be sure to check out the series of local maps for endless walking and biking ideas in the! Also be sure to watch for the next series of Thrifty Foods Nutrition Seminars including the popular 'Grocery Store Tour'...brought to you by ACV &! WOW that is a lot of FREE stuff!

Coming up next from ACV:

Take part in Active Comox Valley’s FREE Walk and Wheel-a-thon

As part of the provincial Move for Health Day celebrations, Active Comox Valley is putting on a free Walk and Wheel-a-thon on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at the Courtenay Airpark – registration starts at 9:30 a.m with a warm-up commencing just before 10. Bring the whole family and your bike, trike, roller blades, scooter, stroller, buggy or chariot. Whether you choose to walk or roll around the airpark, it will be guaranteed fun for all ages and abilities. The route is also wheelchair accessible and dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed. Pre-registration is not required, however be sure to sign in onsite so you will be eligible for some great prizes!

“Being active is a key part of staying physically and mentally healthy and Active Comox Valley’s mandate is to ensure we can also make it low-cost, easy and fun too,” said Active Comox Valley
Co-ordinator Robyn Butler. “All you need to do is bring your gear and get ready to move and have fun.”

Move for Health Day was designated by the World Health Organization in 2002 as a worldwide day of physical activity. The BC Recreation and Park Association (BCRPA) in collaboration with various physical activity stakeholders has spearheaded the organization of this year’s Move for Health Day activities and encouraged municipalities across the province to get British Columbians moving.

Light refreshments will also be offered and participants are encouraged to bring their own water and sunscreen.

For more information about Active Comox Valley, visit or call (250) 890-9116.

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