Communities take on the Get Active NWT Challenge

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November 2, 2010 - After a successful first round of applications, Get Active NWT grants of $750 were awarded to 45 organizations in 20 different communities by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) and the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA).

“These Get Active NWT events will help NWT residents stay physically active this winter,” said the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Robert C. McLeod. “A special thanks to all of the community groups who are keeping the communities of the NWT healthy and vibrant places to live by organizing these events.”

Hoping to encourage even more communities to take the Get Active NWT challenge, MACA and the NWTRPA are extending the application deadline to November 30, 2010, and are reminding the public that group leaders and participants in this year’s challenge also have an opportunity to win flights for two, courtesy of long time supporter First Air.

“We are thrilled by the response so far, and with the extension to the funding deadline, are hopeful that many more communities will be submitting applications for projects that will encourage people to get moving during the winter season,” said Mr. Geoff Ray, Executive Director of the NWTRPA.

For more information, including application forms and a list of Get Active NWT events, visit

The Government of the Northwest Territories is working to build our future by promoting healthy and active living. Improving the physical and mental well-being of our people will create healthy, educated Northerners as envisioned in the 16th Assembly’s vision of Northerners Working Together.

For more information, contact:

Jhillian Adams
Communications/Website Advisor
Municipal and Community Affairs
Phone: (867) 920-3092

Sheena Tremblay
Active Communities Coordinator
NWT Recreation and Parks Association
Phone: (867) 669-8381