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ParticipACTION 150 Play List Tour coming to Central


CENTRAL, NL – With stops planned for Terra Nova National Park and Gander, the ParticipACTION 150 Play List Tour has a weekend of activities planned in the Central region.

The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is the ultimate list of 150 physical activities that make us Canadian. Running from Jan-Dec, Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces, and even abroad can register online to see how many different activities they can complete throughout the year for an opportunity to win great prizes and experience new activities.

It was created by Canadians who registered over 465,000 votes for the shortlist of 150 activities. It includes sports, recreation activities, games as well as daily activities, such as hopscotch, hiking, Boccia and horseback riding, just to name a few.

On Friday, August 25, the ParticipACTION team will be in Terra Nova National Park and on Saturday, August 26 the crew will be at Cobb’s Pond Rotary Park in Gander.

During the event in Gander, ParticipACTION will also present the Chevrolet Gift of Play award – a monetary donation to a community organization. All events are open to the public and free of charge.


Terra Nova National Park

Date: Friday, August 25

Hours: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Terra Nova National Park (day-use area near campfire circle)

ParticipACTION Activities: kayaking, field hockey, surfing, tennis

Feature Activity: Bird watching


Parks Canada will join the ParticipACTION team at campfire circle in Terra Nova National Park for a day of Play List activities. Parks Canada will have bird watching equipment, such as binoculars and birding books, for audiences to use. Additionally, Andy Poole will be hosting a mountain bike demonstration from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Also, Wanda Keats will be running a free Pound fitness class for all ages from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. and a Zumba class from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.



Date: Saturday, August 26

Hours: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cobb’s Pond Rotary Park, Gander

ParticipACTION Activities: cycling, field hockey, surfing, stick pull

Feature Activity: Gymnastics


ParticipACTION will be hosting a community event in partnership with the City of Gander and with the support of local organizations who will be facilitating some of the Play List activities. Airials Gymnastics, a local club, will have interactive gymnastics equipment for attendees to try. The local running and paddling club will do a ‘learn to run’ demo and have kayaks available to try on Cobb’s Pond free of charge. Finally, there will be a Just Breathe yoga session taking place at 2:00 p.m.


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