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ParticipACTION 150 Play List challenges Canadians to get moving

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WATCH ABOVE: ParticipACTION's 150 Play List kicked off Friday with the help of Minister of Sport Carla Qualtrough, organizers, athletes and children. 150 Play List is a 10-month celebration of activities that define Canada and its people – Jan 6, 2017

After almost half a million votes and submissions from Canadians, the ParticipACTION 150 Play List has been revealed, in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is the ultimate list of 150 physical activities that define Canadians. One hundred events will take place across Canada in 2017 to encourage Canadians to try out as many activities on the list as possible.

READ MORE: Canadian kids among least active in the world: ParticipAction study

ParticipACTION’s goal is to get Canadians to sit less and move more. But they’ve also sweetened the deal for participants: Canadians can sign up and track their activity for the chance to win prizes. Trips to the 2017 Grey Cup and the Manulife LPGA Classic, activity trackers and Tim Hortons gift cards, and the grand prize of a new vehicle are all up for grabs.

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The ParticipACTION website has full details to sign up and get involved.

If you need some ideas to get active, here are the most popular activities voted onto the ParticipACTION 150 Play List:

National

1. Hiking
2. Biking
3. Swimming
4. Camping
5. Golf
6. Walking/Pole Walking
7. Yoga
8. Skating
9. Gardening
10. Canoeing

Read more here about which activity is tops in each province and territory — baton twirling and pickleball made the unique lists.

 

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