Wellness Challenge

  

Wellness Challenge 2017

Get a group of four together and join the Wellness Challenge. These six weeks of fun are designed to motivate us to be more active and healthy.

Sunday, April 2 – Saturday, May 13       $40 per team or $10 per person

Check the High River Wellness Challenge Facebook page for more details  

  
 7th Annual Community Wellness Challenge
 
Sunday, April 2nd  – Saturday, May 13th, 2017
 
 
Welcome to the 7th Annual Community Wellness Challenge!  These six weeks of fun are designed to motivate us to be more active and healthier.
 
The Challenge will start on Sunday, April 2nd and end on Saturday, May 13th, 2017.  Winners will be announced and awarded at a presentation on Wednesday, May 24th at the High River Library.
 
Instructions:
·         TEAMS will consist of 4 individuals.
·         If you do not have a team of 4, you can still register and we will do our best to place you on a team.
·         Registration:
-          Registration is $10.00 per person (payment can be made at the High River Library – accepted payments include VISA, debit card, cash or cheques (made payable to High River Library).
-          Complete the forms in this package and return (with your payment) to the High River Library at
909 - 1 Street S.W., during the hours of 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (Mon to Fri), or Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
 
-     Information regarding the Challenge is also available on the Town of High River’s website: www.highriver.ca   and    “High River Wellness Challenge”
 
·         Points System:  Points are based on the amount of your activity, and you are encouraged to be physically active at your own level.  Points can be earned 3 ways:
(1)  physical activity points
(2)  wellness points
(3)  bonus points
Details regarding the points system are outlined on the “Personal Score Card” page.
 
·          Each member of the team will keep track of their own points on the “Personal Score Card” and report the points earned to the team captain at the end of each week.  It is the team captain’s responsibility to submit the team’s points earned for that week. 
 
·         It is important that you talk to your family physician before starting any exercise program.
 
 
 
If you have any questions throughout the Community Wellness Challenge, contact:
Joyce Brown at (403) 652-2917 - email:  program@highriverlibrary.ca

 

                                      
                           

7th Annual Community Wellness Challenge (Sunday, April 2 – Saturday, May 13, 2017)
 
“Personal Score Card”
 
Participant’s Name: ______________________________________   Name of Team Captain: ___________________________________
 
·The Points System is described on the other side of this page
·Please keep track of your own points using this “Personal Score Card”.  Report the points you earned to your team captain at the end of each week.
·IF YOU DON’T REPORT YOUR POINTS ON TIME, THEY WILL NOT BE RECORDED.
 
  Week 1
Apr 2 - 8
Week 2
Apr 9 - 15
Week 3
Apr 16 - 22
Week 4
Apr 23  – Apr 29
Week 5
Apr 30  - May 6
Week 6
May 7 - 13
 
 
  PA Points WP Points PA Points WP Points PA Points WP Points PA Points WP Points PA Points WP Points PA Points WP Points  
 
Sunday
                         
 
Monday
                         
 
Tuesday
                         
 
Wednesday
                         
 
Thursday
                         
 
Friday
                         
 
Saturday
                         
5 Bonus points  (see reverse side of this page for bonus  earning opportunities)                          
 TOTAL WEEKLY POINTS:                         GRAND TOTAL:
 
 



7th Annual Community Wellness Challenge (Sunday, April 2 – Saturday, May 13, 2017)
 
“Points System”
 
Earning Physical Activity (PA) Points:
·         Adults (ages 18 years and older):  15 minutes of physical activity = 5 points (daily maximum of 20 points)
·         Children (up to 17 years):  30 minutes of physical activity = 5 points (daily maximum of 20 points)
 
Physical Activity GuidelinesThe Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines state that Children should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity daily.  Adults should accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity daily, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
 
Is there a limit as to how many Physical Activity (PA) points I can earn for my team each day?
Yes – a maximum of 20 points.
 
Earning Wellness Points (WP)
Each item from the list below is worth 5 Wellness Points (WP) per day:
 
·         TV/gaming – “I did not watch any tv or tv games today”
·         Homemade Meal – “I ate a homemade meal today”
·         Alcohol/Pop/Tobacco – “I did not have alcohol, pop or tobacco today”
·         Water – “I drank at least 6 cups (48 oz) of water today”.  (Children: 3 cups of water)
·          Vegetables/Fruit – “I ate five servings of vegetables and/or fruit today”.  (see enclosed copy of the ‘Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide’ for information regarding food portions/serving sizes
·         A Good Night’s Sleep – “In my opinion, I had a good night’s sleep last night”
·         Self-care activity – “I spent one hour for myself today” (for example, reading, writing, hobby, Sudoku)
·         Information Session – “I attended an information session today” (details of the sessions are enclosed)
 
Is there a limit as to how many Wellness Points (WP) I can earn for my team each day?
Yes – a maximum of 40 points.
 
Earning Bonus Points
You can earn 5 Bonus Points per day by:
·         Being “caught” wearing your scarf
·         Advertising the Community Wellness Challenge on your personal Facebook page
·         Attending a local event promoting health and wellness (examples can be found in the Town of High River’s Parks, Recreation & Community Programs Winter 2017 Guide)
 
What are the neck scarves for?
You may be provided with a neck scarf at the time of registration. If you get “caught” wearing your scarf while being physically active, you will be awarded 5 bonus points for your team that day.  There will be “watchdogs” throughout the six weeks, to surprise you with a bonus point card.  You will not know who they are or where they are.  Wear your scarf proudly!  Not only will they indicate that you are a participant but also provide high visibility to vehicles at night.
 
Examples of team composition.
Members of the teams may consist of family, friends, co-workers, neighbours, etc., and do not have to be at the same activity level.
 
What if I have more questions?
You can attend the “Orientation Information Session” on Monday, April 3rd, from 7 to 8 pm, at the High River Library (and earn 5 bonus points), or you can contact:
 
Joyce Brown at (403) 652-2917 -  email:  program@highriverlibrary.ca

 

             
                                                                             
 
7th Annual Community Wellness Challenge (Sunday, April 2nd  –  Saturday, May 13th, 2017)
“Team Registration Form”
 
 
Name of Team:  _____________________   Name of Team Captain: ______________________
 
 Provide Team Members’ Information below:
 

 
Captain’s Name: _____________________________________________________________
 
Email address: _______________________________________________________________
 
Telephone #: _______________________                                                  Age: ____________
 
Member’s Name: _____________________________________________________________
 
Email address: ________________________________________________________________
 
Telephone #: ________________________                                                 Age: ____________
 
Member’s Name: _____________________________________________________________
 
Email address: ________________________________________________________________
 
Telephone #: ________________________                                                 Age: ____________
 
 
Member’s Name: _____________________________________________________________
 
Email address: ________________________________________________________________
 
Telephone #: ________________________                                                 Age: ____________
 

 
 
·      How did your team members learn about the Challenge? _____________________________________
·      How many have participated in a previous Community Wellness Challenge?   _____________________
·      Please return this form with your members’ registration fees (total of $40).  Payment to be made at the High River Library – methods of payment include cash, debit card, VISA or by cheque (made payable to the High River Library).
 
IMPORTANT!    EACH MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND
                          SIGN THE RELEASE FORM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS PAGE
 
 
 
PARTICIPANTS’ RELEASE FORM                   TEAM NAME:   ____________________________
 
I acknowledge that my participation in the Community Wellness Challenge is purely voluntary and that the Challenge is a recreational activity.  I further acknowledge that the Community Wellness Challenge is not responsible for any health-related risks associated with my participation in the Challenge.  I release the Community Wellness Challenge and all of its employees, volunteers, owners, and agents from any liability associated with my participation in the Challenge.  I confirm that I have spoken to a physician, if I have any concerns regarding my participation, before beginning the Challenge.
Print Name: _____________________      Signature: ________________________  Date: _____________
Signature of parent/guardian if above-named participant is under 18 years of age __________________
Print Name: _____________________     Signature: ___________________________  Date: __________
Signature of parent/guardian if above-named participant is under 18 years of age __________________
Print Name:_____________________      Signature: ___________________________  Date: _________
Signature of parent/guardian if above-named participant is under 18 years of age __________­­________
Print Name:_____________________     Signature: ___________________________  Date: __________
Signature of parent/guardian if above-named participant is under 18 years of age __________________
* * * * * * * * * *
Photo Release Form
“I hereby authorize and give permission to the sponsoring agencies for the reproduction, use, display, publication or distribution, without restrictions or limitations of the images taken, either in whole or in part, of me/my ward. I agree to no payment now or in the future. I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect and/or approve the finished work or the advertising copy that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which such finished work may be applied.”
Print Name: ____________________      Signature: ___________________________  Date: __________
Signature of parent/guardian if above-named participant is under 18 years of age __________________
Print Name: ____________________     Signature: ___________________________  Date: ___________
Signature of parent/guardian if above-named participant is under 18 years of age __________________
Print Name: ____________________      Signature: ___________________________  Date: __________
Signature of parent/guardian if above-named participant is under 18 years of age __________________
Print Name: ____________________     Signature: ___________________________  Date: ___________
Signature of parent/guardian if above-named participant is under 18 years of age __________________
 
NOTE:  If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please step out of the way or let the photographer know.

 
Sunday, April 3 – Saturday, May 14, 2016
 
 
Welcome to the 6th Annual Community Wellness Challenge!  These six weeks of fun are designed to motivate us to be more active and healthier.
 
The Challenge will start on Sunday, April 3 and end on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  Winners will be announced at the Town of High River Fun Relay to be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2016, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, at Emerson Lake.  All teams that have completed the Challenge will be able to participate in the fun relay free of charge.
 
Instructions:
·       TEAMS will consist of 4 individuals.
·       If you do not have a team of 4, you can still register and we will do our best to place you on a team.
·       Registration:
-        Registration is $10.00 per person (cash or cheques only - cheques made payable to High River Library).
-        Complete the forms in this package and return (with your payment) to one of the following locations:
v  The High River Library at 909 - 1 Street S.W., during the hours of 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (Mon to Fri), or Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, or
v   The Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex, 228 – 12 Avenue S.E., open from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm (Mon to Friday), or on the weekend from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.
v  Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 5th, from noon to 5 pm, at Bob Snodgrass Recreation Centre.  Look for the “Community Wellness Challenge” banner!
-      Information regarding the Challenge is also available on the Town of High River’s website: www.highriver.ca   and    “High River Wellness Challenge”
 
·       Points System:  Points are based on the amount of your activity, and you are encouraged to be physically active at your own level.  Points can be earned 3 ways:
(1)  activity
(2)  bonus opportunities
(3)  wearing your scarf
Details regarding the points system are outlined on the “Personal Score Card”
 
·       Each member of the team will keep track of their own points on the “Personal Score Card” and report the points earned to the team captain at the end of each week.  It is the team captain’s responsibility to submit the team’s points earned for that week. 
 
·       It is important that you talk to your family physician before starting any exercise program.
 
 
If you have any questions throughout the Community Wellness Challenge, contact:
Joyce Brown at (403) 652-2917 - email:  program@highriverlibrary.ca

  
Earning Physical Activity (PA) Points:
·       Adults (ages 18 years and older):  15 minutes of physical activity = 5 points (daily maximum of 20 points)
·       Children (up to 17 years):  30 minutes of physical activity = 5 points (daily maximum of 20 points)
 
Physical Activity GuidelinesThe Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines state that Children should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity daily.  Adults should accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity daily, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
 
Is there a limit as to how many Physical Activity (PA) points I can earn for my team each day?
Yes – a maximum of 20 points.
 
Earning Wellness Points (WP)
Each item from the list below is worth 5 Wellness Points (WP) per day:
 
·       TV/gaming – “I did not watch any tv or tv games today”
·       Homemade Meal – “I ate a homemade meal today”
·       Alcohol/Pop/Tobacco – “I did not have alcohol, pop or tobacco today”
·       Water – “I drank at least 6 cups (48 oz) of water today”.  (Children: 3 cups of water)
·        Vegetables/Fruit – “I ate five servings of vegetables and/or fruit today”.  (see enclosed copy of the ‘Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide’ for information regarding food portions/serving sizes
·       A Good Night’s Sleep – “In my opinion, I had a good night’s sleep last night”
·       Self-care activity – “I spent one hour for myself today” (for example, reading, writing, hobby, Sudoku)
·       Information Session – “I attended an information session today” (details of the sessions are enclosed)
 
Is there a limit as to how many Wellness Points (WP) I can earn for my team each day?
Yes – a maximum of 40 points.
 
What are the neck scarves for?
You may be provided with a neck scarf at the time of registration. If you get “caught” wearing your scarf while being physically active, you will be awarded 5 bonus points for your team that day.  There will be “watchdogs” throughout the six weeks, to surprise you with a bonus point card.  You will not know who they are or where they are.  Wear your scarf proudly!  Not only will they indicate that you are a participant but also provide high visibility to vehicles at night.
 
Does this mean that teams of otherwise sedentary people will compete against teams of marathon runners?
Yes.  However, points are based on time spent on physical activity at your own level.  The goal is to try and encourage all members of the teams to become more active.
 
Examples of team composition.
Members of the teams may consist of family, friends, co-workers, neighbours, etc., and do not have to be at the same activity level.
 INFORMATION SESSIONS
 
As described on the “Points System” page, there are several ways for you to earn Wellness Points (WP), one of which includes attending information sessions.  Each of the information sessions are being provided at no charge, and will cover topics of interest to a variety of people.  You can earn 5 Wellness Points (WP) for attending any of the sessions.  No pre-registration is required in order to attend, and details are as follows:
 
v   Orientation to the Community Wellness Challenge – Monday, April 4th, from 7 to 8 pm
                                                                                                                           at the High River Library
This introduction to the Wellness Challenge will include an overview of the event and an opportunity for you to learn about earning points, activities, and ways to help you become more active and healthier.
 
v   Food Portions/Serving Sizes – Monday, April 11th, from 7 to 8 pm – at the Library
 
If you’re trying to maintain your weight or lose a few pounds, come and learn some tips on how to estimate proper food portions and/or serving sizes.
 
Pickle-ball -  Tuesday, April 19th, from 11 am to 2 pm – at Bob Snodgrass Recreation Centre
 
Pickle-ball was created with one thing in mind: fun!  It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you're five, eighty-five or somewhere in between.
 
Walking Poles – Tuesday, April 26th, from 6 to 8 pm – at the Library (poles will be provided)
 
Come and learn how to use walking poles.  They can give you a feeling of security, balance and confidence, and once you get used to using walking poles on your adventures, you won’t want to walk without them.
 
Relaxation Techniques -  Tuesday, May 3rd, from 7 to 8 pm – at the Library 
 
Relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms and help you enjoy a better quality of life.  Come and explore relaxation techniques you can do by yourself.
 
Cooperative Games and Outdoor Fitness -  Wednesday, May 11th, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Come learn how to use the Outdoor Fitness Park and be prepared to do some friendly team competition – at the Outdoor Fitness Park (in-between the Culture Centre and the rear of the Library)
 
 
 
                                                                     “High River Wellness Challenge
 

 

 
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Any questions throughout the Community Wellness Challenge can be emailed to
Joyce Brown at:  program@highriverlibrary.ca
 
Go on line to the Town of High River Website to download the registration package.

Sponsored by:

Primary Care Network
High River Library
Town of High River
McBride Career Group
Alberta Health Services