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City Implements Million Minutes of Play

June 03, 2011

Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey has officially joined the ‘Million Minutes of Play’ Challenge; a Canada-wide initiative to get residents, families and children to ‘play’ or participate in physical activities for one million minutes during the summer.


“As a City we are committed to supporting healthy, active communities,” says Mayor Dianne Watts. “And with our fantastic parks, recreation facilities and natural areas, the City of Surrey provides endless opportunities to be active. So, I encourage everyone to take this challenge and get out there and play!”


This challenge was initiated by the city of Ajax, Ontario, as part of CBC’s Live Right Now campaign, a movement designed to help Canadians make small, manageable changes that will have a large and lasting effect on their overall health. All kinds of activities count from skateboarding and dancing to Frisbee and playing tag. A running total of minutes appear on the webpage. Log your activities throughout the summer to help achieve the million minutes goal!


The “Million Minutes of Play” Challenge is the first initiative launched under the City of Surrey’s new “Be Active Surrey” campaign which is part of the City’s mandate to build a healthy community where all people are active and engaged for life.


To join the challenge, visit to learn how to register and log your activity minutes. The Challenge ends September 5, 2011.




For further details please contact:


Lori Bowie

Manager, Cloverdale Community and Recreation Services

City of Surrey