National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD)is an initiative to get Canadians moving by marking one day, the first Saturday in June, as the day when Canadians get out and get active in any way they wish. YMCA Canada proudly serves on the NHFD Advisory Committee alongside other partners and supporters of this initiative. As part of the celebrations, the YMCA is encouraging families to get active.
National Health and Fitness Day was an idea that germinated during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics to mobilize the spirit of the Games and create a legacy of improved health for all Canadians. Over the last few years, MP John Weston has worked with Senator Nancy Greene Raine to champion the Day and encourage cities and towns across the country to proclaim the day and mark it with local events. In December 2014, the National Health and Fitness Day Act, Bill S-211 became law in Canada, ensuring official recognition of the Day.
Get involved in National Health and Fitness Day on June 4 and support the vision to make Canada the healthiest nation on Earth!