Kim Herperger Communication Strategist, "The go out and play challenge wrapped up March 10th, and we are happy to say we had a record number of physical activity minutes logged across the province, 4.4 million minutes which is amazing. We also had a record number of communities involved this year, 45 which is a 60% increase from last year so that's great." Herperger goes on to say that the winner will be announced Friday morning live from their Facebook page at 11 am.
Herperger when asked how close the match was involving the communities, "It was an exciting challenge throughout, the lead was changing hands several times, and we are very excited. Out of the 45 communities that were entered, 23 of them were brand new to the challenge this year."
"The grand prize is $10,000 to go towards a project that gets kids out to play." She goes on to explain what others have used the money for, "So in the past, we've had communities put the money towards spray parks, upgrading their trails, playgrounds, those types of projects."
People were excited to get outside once the thaw started to happen, "I'm not sure if the weather did play a factor, but it was a cold one. We did try to promote the challenge to communities, and we told them how important it was for them to realize about having places and spaces for kids to get outside and play."
Updates on the winner will be done this Friday.