Guess who is turning 150 this year? If you guessed Canada, you’re right!
To celebrate our beautiful nation, the folks at ParticipACTION asked all of Canada to suggest their favourite games, sports and activities and then vote on the top 150. If you haven’t already seen it, here is the 150 Play List of Canada’s top ways to move for people of all ages and abilities!
After checking this list, I was happy to see some of my favourite activities were voted in. Some that I’ve even written about before on our physical activity blog! Check it out:
- Kayaking and Canoeing. From raging rivers and the mighty ocean to humble ponds and fresh water lakes; as long as you can float a boat you can have fun. Learn the basics of kayaking and canoeing here. Don’t forget your lifejacket!
- Swimming. If you like water but don’t have a boat (or happen to fall out of it…), swimming is a sport for all ages. More than just plain fun, swimming is easy on the joints making it great exercise for those living with arthritis – read more on that here.
- Scavenger hunts. Being active doesn’t always have to be done in the fitness room; it can be in the city or the wilderness. Make it exciting! You can create your own adventure race or scavenger hunt with friends. Careful, time will fly.
- Lawn Sports. Do you like backyard fun? Nothing beats a warm day, a hot grill and some lawn sports. My personal favourite is pétanque, but there’s also bocce, horseshoes, and badminton. Read the basics to get started with these fun games.
- Orienteering. With a country as big as Canada it can be easy to get lost. Work on skills to prevent getting lost, try orienteering! It’s where you move point-to-point over varying urban or wild terrain using a map and compass. Here’s how to do it.
I plan on doing these (and more!) throughout the year. Which ones will you try?
ParticipACTION: Let’s Move to Our Nation Playlist