The Go Out and Play Challenge is winding down this week in the Town of Wilkie, but there are still plenty of ways to get involved, including a snowball fight.
The challenge, sponsored by Saskatchewan in Motion, is enouraging residents of cities and towns to across the province to get out and get active. As an added incentive, the most active community will be awarded a $10,000 grand prize. Wilkie is one of the 30 communities taking part in the competition, which wraps up Saturday.
Team Leader Helen Urlacher said the contest is a fun way to get active, and hopefully raise funds for projects in the Wilkie area.
“We’ve had a lot of interest this week and a lot of people register,” Urlacher said. “Wilkie has a great history of stepping up and supporting events like this, so we are hoping it continues this week.”
To get involved in the challenge participants can register online to create a profile and keep track of their physical activity.
“As of Tuesday, we had 9,754 minutes logged for Wilkie already,” Urlacher said. “You don’t have to reside in Wilkie to support us either; just register from wherever you are and log your minutes for us.”
In addition to regular exercise residents are logging, Urlacher said her committee is teaming with the Wilkie Recreation Department to plan events this Saturday. From 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. there will be a capture the flag contest at the Regional Park in Wilkie, followed by hot chocolate and hot dogs. At 1 p.m., there will be a community-wide snowball fight, also at the Regional Field.
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