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Enjoy more than 80 free chances to get active in April!

March 30, 2015 -

Community organizations are offering more than 80 FREE activities in April as part of Kingston Gets Active (KGA) Month.

"Kingston Gets Active Month is a great way to get active and try something new. KGA Month provides physical activity opportunities for all residents and helps make Kingston a more active place.  Everything is free!" says Denita Arthurs, assistant supervisor, recreation programs (community development).

Highlights of KGA Month:

  • 80 free activities hosted by community organizations – swimming, cycling trips, ringette, fencing, walking groups, events and more!
  • The Wellness Challenge: Wellness is making choices for a healthy body and mind. Use the passport to track your daily wellness choices and email a picture of your completed passport to CS4L@CityofKingston.ca by May 10 for your chance to win an iPod Shuffle!
  • Free pedometers: Pedometers are available at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre (382 Bagot St.) & INVISTA Centre (1350 Gardiners Rd.). Try hosting a step challenge!
  • Kingston Transit passes are available for families who need help getting to a KGA Month activity. Transit passes can be picked up at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre (382 Bagot Street).

To see the KGA Month calendar and find out more about the Wellness Challenge, go to the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) Kingston website at www.CS4LKingston.com.

The City is one of many local organizations involved with CS4L Kingston, which helps organize Kingston Gets Active Month. CS4L Kingston is a group of health, recreation, education, and sport organizations who work together to improve the quality of sport & physical activity in Kingston. Inspired by best-practices from all over Canada, CS4L Kingston is increasing opportunities for sport and recreation participation and implementing physical literacy in activities to promote lifelong participation in physical activity.

During the two KGA Months hosted in 2014, 3,600 residents tried activities including fencing, cheerleading, gymnastics, horseback riding, yoga, martial arts and many more.

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.KingstonTransit.ca/TripPlanner

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.