Island Lake with blades of green grass in the front on a nice sunny day

Orangeville unveils 150 day Cross-Canada Journey

Jun 1, 2017 | Parks and Recreation | General

Join the journey to celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday. Get out and get active – and then watch the kilometres covered in local activity on the large map inside the Alder Recreation Centre. The goal is to see how far Orangeville residents and visitors can travel across Canada in 150 days.

From June 1 to October 28, 2017, track your participation each time you walk, bike, hike, swim, or are active, and submit your distance travelled to the Parks & Recreation Department. The first leg of the journey will be Terry Fox’s route, from Newfoundland to Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Tracking sheets are available at Alder Recreation Centre and Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre or can be printed from the Town’s website. Submit the form at the two centres or post your activity distance on the Orangeville Parks & Recreation Facebook page. You can also submit your activity distances to [email protected]. Prize draws and special initiatives will take place throughout the journey. For more information, call 519-940-9092.

“It’s a fun initiative to keep us active and celebrate Canada 150 as we make the visual trek across the country,” says Councillor Don Kidd, chair of Orangeville’s Recreation Committee. 

map of Canada with 3 students pointing to it

Get ready to map your activities in distance across a map of Canada over 150 days, from June 1 to October 28. Visit a recreation centre in Orangeville to get your tracking sheet or from the Town’s website or post to Orangeville Parks & Recreation Facebook page --- and let’s get moving. Join the Cross-Canada Journey to mark Canada 150 – and enjoy the benefits of being active. Summer camp staff members Christine Ryner, Kodey Hewlett, and Nicole Desaulnier are excited about putting your kilometres on the map at the Alder Recreation Centre.