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Canadian Ethnocultural Council partnering with ParticipACTION

February 28, 2017

The Canadian Ethnocultural Council is partnering with ParticipACTION, Canada's premier physical activity brand. "ParticipACTION helps Canadians sit less and move more through innovative engagement initiatives and thought leadership:

In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation on January 6, ParticipACTION announced the ultimate list of 150 physical activities that define us as Canadian: The ParticipACTION 150 Play List

"The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a physical-activity movement, inspiring and motivating Canadians everywhere to move more and sit less," said Antunes, President & CEO of ParticipACTION. "Busy schedules, sedentary jobs and hours spent indoors have left little room for physical activity in everyday life. Grab your family, friends or colleagues and try as many activities on this list as possible. And, remember, physical activity isn't just great for our health-it's part of who we are as Canadians."

Throughout 2017, Canadians are being challenged to try as many of the activities on the list as possible. This nationwide challenge will see events taking place from coast to coast to coast to give Canadians the chance to get moving and participate.

From October to December 2016, Canadians voted almost half a million times on the physical activities they wanted to make the list. The final list was based on Canadians' votes, as well as expert input from the ParticipACTION 150 Play List Advisory Committee, a group of representatives from a variety of diverse stakeholder groups across Canada, to ensure the list reflects the diversity of Canada.

Canadians are invited to sign up online, get active and check off as many of the 150 activities as they can for chances to win weekly, monthly and grand-prize draws for $100 gift cards, Canadian vacation adventures or even a brand new Chevrolet. Being physically active is its own reward, but a little motivation doesn't hurt!

The ParticipACTION 150 Play List Crew has 100 tour stops planned across Canada, with activity stations making it easy for Canadians to try new activities and check a few of them off their list.

Canadians can visit to search an interactive map to find tour stops and local community events and programs nearest them.

Your organization can involved, win prizes, get promotional material and apply for mini-grants. Here is how:

* Sign up for the 150 Play List and complete activities to earn contest entries. You could win great prizes like gift cards, trips for two, or a brand-new Chevrolet vehicle of your choice! Go to this for details: -00b1/showPreparedMessage?sid=TV2:s3RjpRvwF

* Go to the Community Resources Page on the 150 Play List website. Register your own Play List event and program and apply for an Event Celebration Kit that includes 150 Play List signage, prizing, and more and download digital toolkits. Organizations which register their events or programs are also eligible to apply for micro-grants ranging between $300 -$1,000. There are 2 granting cycles left with application deadlines of April 24 and August 21 (pending remaining funds).

For information:

Michelle Murray, Communications Coordinator ParticipACTION 416.913.1511 <tel:+14169131511> or or go to

For more information contact:
Michelle Murray
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 416.913.1511

Canadian Ethnocultural Council - Conseil Ethnocuturel du Canada

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