78 Get Active NWT Grants Awarded

Yellowknife (Nov. 14, 2011) – Get Active NWT grants have been awarded to 78 community groups in the Northwest Territories (NWT) to provide support to organize events that will help residents get active this year. Applications were received from groups in all 33 communities and events will be held across the territory in the coming months.

“These Get Active NWT events will give people across the NWT the opportunity to get out and get active,” said Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs. “I want to offer a special thanks to the community groups who are organizing these events with so much energy and dedication to making our communities healthy and vibrant.”“It is great to be able to offer funding for community events that encourage residents to become more physically active,” said Geoff Ray, Executive Director of the NWT Recreation and Parks Association.

Created in 2006, Get Active NWT provides funding to community groups that organize local events to encourage residents to be more physically active. After all events are complete, Get Active NWT event organizers will have their names entered into a draw to win one of two pairs of airline passes courtesy of First Air, Get Active NWT’s corporate sponsor.

For more information, including a list of events, please visit www.getactivenwt.ca.

Get Active NWT is a part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Choose program. Choose is the GNWT’s stamp of approval for programs that support NWT residents to make healthy choices about healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellness, healthy sexuality, injury prevention, living tobacco free, and supporting healthy children and families. For more information about Choose programs, visit www.choosenwt.com.

For more information, please contact:

Sheena Tremblay
Active Communities Coordinator
NWT Recreation and Parks Association
Phone: (867) 669-8381


Gary Schauerte
Manager, Policy and Planning
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
Phone: (867) 873-7512

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