City launches Energize Guelph initiative on February 12
Community invited to participate in kick-off celebration
Guelph, Ont., February 10, 2016 – On Friday, February 12, the City of Guelph will launch Energize Guelph, a local initiative of the province’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge.
The free kick-off event, from 5 to 8 p.m. inside City Hall, is open to all ages and includes live music, games and activities, and hot chocolate. There will also be ice skating, weather permitting, in Market Square.
Learn about Ontario’s whole-child Healthy Kids Strategy
The cross-government Healthy Kids Strategy aims to improve children’s health and well-being through new and existing programs. It will help children to grow up healthy, happy and ready to succeed in life.
The Healthy Kids Strategy focuses on:
- helping parents learn what to do before pregnancy and during the early years for their children
- helping parents and their children make healthy food choices
- building healthy communities for kids to grow up in and get active
Energize Guelph representatives will be onsite providing information about the program, which aims to support the well-being of Guelph’s children and youth through the promotion of healthy eating, physical activity and healthy behaviours.
Energize Guelph official launch
Mayor Cam Guthrie, Energize Guelph representatives, Various youth bands
City Hall Galleria/Market Square – 1 Carden Street
Friday, February 12
About Healthy Kids Community Challenge
The City of Guelph is one of 45 cities selected to take part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, a key part of Ontario’s Healthy Kids Strategy. Guelph’s participation in the three-year program, funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, allows the City and its partners to create a community where it’s easy for children to lead healthier lives.
For more information:
Eric Pool – Project Specialist, Healthy Kids Community Challenge,City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3366