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Rails with Trails opens for National Health and Fitness Day

May 28, 2014 - 8:46 AM

One location, two celebrations, five sports and a few Olympians – it must be National Health and Fitness Day.

The City of Kelowna and PacificSport Okanagan will be celebrating both the opening of Rails with Trails Phase Two and National Health and Fitness Day at an event on Saturday, June 7. The event will be staged where the turf meets the trail on Parkinson Recreation Centre’s east field at the corner of Spall Road and Clement Avenue.

“We live in a community where residents value having an active lifestyle, including sport opportunities and active transportation options,” said Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray. “Kelowna’s natural attributes such as its mild climate and scenic outdoor spaces make getting outside for sport and recreation easy. It’s part of what makes this city a great place to live and play.”

The City’s Active Living and Culture department will be holding tai chi and yoga classes to get participants warmed up for a fun three-kilometre walk, run or ride along the new section of Rails with Trails from Spall Road to Dilworth Drive.

PacificSport Okanagan will also be there with a Sport Pathway Passport, encouraging participants to learn more about the Canadian Sport for Life framework and to try out sport stations like fencing, field hockey, soccer, track and field and golf. Each station will be hosted by certified coaches with some help from a local Olympian or high-performance athlete.

There will be a short ceremony at 1:15 p.m. to cut the ribbon and open the new phase of Rails with Trails.

Event Schedule

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.          Free yoga and tai chi classes (20 minutes each)
                                         Sport Pathway Passport Stations with local Olympians and high performance athletes 

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.           Rails with Trails Phase Two Opening with Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Minister Steve Thomson and Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.           Fun three-kilometre walk, run and ride
                                        Sport Pathway Passport Stations with local Olympians and high performance athletes

2 – 5 p.m.                      Free swim and fitness centre drop-in at Parkinson Recreation Centre

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