PLAY Celebration Event
THe PLAY Celebration event took place on June 25th at the Grey Bruce Health Unit building in Owen Sound. The purpose of this event was three fold:
- To celebrate the 5 year anniversary of PLAY in Bruce Grey
- To thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support over the past two years
- To announce and distribute the 2012 Longest Day of PLAY awards
Following welcoming remarks from several local dignitaries, Dr. Mark Tremblay provided a thought provoking presentation including his Top Five ways to combat the obesity epidemic. Mark's take home message - that while the 30 minutes of recommended physical activity is important it is not enough if we sit idly for the other 98% of each day. By incorporating activity (something as simple as standing or short walks) will go a long way to improving health. Please see the attached presentation and video for all of Mark's research and Top Five ideas.
Catherine Smart, PLAY Coordinator, presents Dr. Mark Tremblay with a PLAY flag to proudly display in Ottawa.