Mission hosted several events as part of the first annual ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. The efforts of organizers paid off when Mission won the BC Community Award and $10,000. s / Jamie Hayes Photo

Mission wins BC Community Award as part of ParticipACTION challenge

Award comes with $10,000 to put toward local physical activity and sports initiatives

Mission has won $10,000 thanks to the first annual ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge.

“For their inspiring run and efforts to engage their community, Mission, BC was awarded the BC Community Award and received $10,000 toward local physical activity and sports initiatives,” stated a press release.

MORE: Mission is being challenged to get active

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge got Canadians across the country sitting less and moving more together with more than 265 million physical activity minutes tracked from May 31 to June 16.

British Columbians alone tracked more than 110 million minutes across the province.

“A big thank you to all British Columbians who participated this year – including those in Mission, which was awarded the BC Community Award,” said Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism.

In the end, Enderby, BC was crowned Canada’s Most Active Community and took home the top prize of $150,000, which will go toward local physical activity initiatives.

“Congratulations to Enderby for being named Canada’s Most Active Community,” said Elio Antunes, President and CEO of ParticipACTION. “The Community Better Challenge was an amazing opportunity to engage all British Columbians from community leaders and politicians to organizations and schools in physical activity and show how everything gets better when you get active – your sleep, your relationships, and even your community. British Columbians want to connect with others in their communities and the Challenge proved that.”

For more information, please visit participACTION.com.

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