Posts Tagged physical activity

Grade 5 and 9 ActivPass Kicks off Today with Free Activities

Grade 5 and 9 ActivPass Kicks off Today with Free Activities

The Grade 5 and 9 ActivPass starts today, September 24, 2018!  Grade 5 students receive their ActivPass at their school. Grade 9 students can either use their school student ID card or they can ask their front office for an ActivPass card. The ActivPass grants FREE access

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Cycling Week in Kingston June 3-9, 2018

Cycling Week in Kingston June 3-9, 2018

Cycling Week in Kingston happens from June 3 to 9.    “Roll-in” breakfasts happen every week day at various locations.   You can also cycle with the mayor, attend a documentary screening of bicycle stories from Cuba, drop in to a bicycle-themed art show at Martello Alley,

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Play-Streets Get Neighbours Outdoors

Play-Streets Get Neighbours Outdoors

Play-Streets are temporary street openings that provide a safer space for kids and adults to be physically active while building community.  Play-Streets is a world-wide movement, finding success in Bristol, UK;Toronto; Seattle; and Los Angeles. Kingston Gets Active hosted two pilot Play-Streets during April’s Kingston Gets Active Month. Residents

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Top 5 Places to Walk, Run, or Wheel in Kingston

Top 5 Places to Walk, Run, or Wheel in Kingston

As a Queen’s University student, Kingston resident, and avid runner for the past 10 years, I’ve spent a good deal of time acquainting myself with local trails, paths, and walkways. After a long winter, I’m always excited to go off-roading as soon as the snow melts. To

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Spring 2018 Events to Get You Moving

Spring 2018 Events to Get You Moving

Looking for something fun to get you moving?  There are some great events happening in Kingston. Jane’s Walks May 4-6.  Seventeen Walks are being offered.  Free for all.  Check the Jane’s Walks website for more info. Spring Fun Fair May 12, 12-3pm at the new Rideau Heights Community

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April is Kingston Gets Active Month

Have you heard about Kingston Gets Active Month? During the month of April, local sports and recreation organizations host FREE activities across Kingston! What have you been thinking about trying lately? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try your hand at swimming, martial arts or a group fitness class.

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Apply to Open Your Street for Play

Have you ever thought about opening your neighbourhood street so kids can play?  Well, here’s your opportunity!  Kingston Gets Active is offering a chance to apply for a mini-grant that allows successful applicants to open their street for play on a day of their choice during Kingston

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Stay Warm and Indoors with Adapted Winter Sports!

Stay Warm and Indoors with Adapted Winter Sports!

Many of us would agree that getting around outdoors in the winter is a lot more fun when wearing a pair of snowshoes, skis, or skates. And if you use mobility equipment, such as a wheelchair or walker, winter wheeling or walking can be especially difficult –

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Tips for Staying Active This Winter

Tips for Staying Active This Winter

Take the stairs as much as possible to make up for lost active time outdoors. Try at-home workouts such as body weight exercises, yoga and stretching. Download an online app, or check out a work-out video out from the library. Embrace the cold and go skating, skiing,

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