The North Channel Healthy Kids Community Challenge is challenging all “kids” aged 5 to 12, to join the “Fruit & Veggie Scavenger Hunt” during the Central Algoma Exhibition (Bruce Mines Fall Fair) on Saturday September 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The hunt is a mix of clues, challenges, searches and cooking demonstrations which will focus on all things fruit and vegetable!
Did you know you need 5-7 veggies and fruits a day?
Did you know there are many ways to include veggies and fruits in your day besides just on your dinner plate?
The Scavenger Hunt will be a fun adventure with a variety of components all planned to give kids a great reason to explore and discover veggie and fruit options for a healthy life!
“We are excited to be the host venue for the scavenger hunt during the 138th Annual Central Algoma Exhibition.” says Bruce Mines Agriculture Society spokesperson, Marla Adamson-Barber. “Our organization’s mandate is to promote and bring awareness of healthy, local foods that are available in our area, especially for the kids!”
The event is free for kids and their parents and a free bus will be traveling from both east and west to the event in Bruce Mines. Families are also welcome to make their own way to the fair which opens on Friday September 8th at noon till 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“The Healthy Kids Community Challenge has provided many opportunities for each community to embrace a healthy way of life for children through getting active, drinking more water and now, choosing to boost veggies and fruit. This scavenger hunt is the first time we have come together as a collective group for an event and we hope many will make a point of joining the fun and learning as well,” says Debbie Kirby, Huron Shores Steering Committee member.
Pre-registration is required to join the “Hunt.”
SCAVENGER HUNT REGISTRATION FORM
For more information and to register, please visit your local municipal office in Blind River, Huron Shores, the Town of Thessalon, the Township of Plummer Additional, the Town of Bruce Mines, Johnson Township, the Township of St. Joseph, Laird Township and McDonald, Meredith & Aberdeen Additional (Township of) or the Thessalon First Nations Health Center.
Kids must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Registration Deadline is Tuesday September 5th by 4:00 p.m.
The objective of the Ontario Healthy Kids Community Challenge is for selected communities to develop and implement programs, policies and supports that promote healthy and active lifestyles among children through community-led planning and action. Collectively, participating communities will contribute to achieving the following outcomes:
- Reduce childhood obesity and overweight.
- Improved healthy behaviours among children related to healthy eating and physical activity.
- Community collaboration and coordination on childhood obesity prevention and reduction, including the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
- Advances in research and evidence on community-based approaches and the interventions that support healthy weights in Ontario.
For more information about North Channel Healthy Kids Community Challenge please contact your municipal office.