Challenges/contests

Active Transportation Field Trip Challenge

Hey Greater Sudbury teachers! Did you know that kids who walk, bike or take transit to get where they need to go are more likely to get enough physical activity in their day? You can help. Plan an Active Transportation Field Trip with your class, and you will be entered into a contest for great prizes, like a free class field trip to Laurentian University Athletic Facility or money to buy play equipment for your class.


Blueberry Picking Challenge (Completed August, 2017)

We challenged all Healthy Kids families and children's groups to go on a blueberry picking adventure this season. This contest helped start the 2017 wild blueberry season off with a bang as families photographed their tasty adventures around the City.


Walk and Wheel to School Challenge (June 5-9, 2017)

Did you know that kids who walk or bike to school are more likely to get the recommended amount of physical activity, have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day, and arrive at school more ready to learn? During the week of June 5-9, children from across the City of Greater Sudbury will try to walk, bike or scoot to school as many days as they can.  We will add up the kilometers travelled and see how far our community's kids can travel in a week!


The Water Does Wonders Pledge Challenge (Completed May, 2017)

For nine months we promoted water as the best drink to keep our kids healthy and hydrated. We installed water fountains around the City, introduced kids to mascots Tap and Thirsty, and launched Team Water and Lunchbox Challenges. The Water Does Wonders Pledge was the culmination of Theme 2, as it strongly advocated long-term healthy habits and policies.


The Healthy Kids Lunchbox Challenge (Completed November, 2016)

During November, 2016, parents across Greater Sudbury were challenged to pack tap water as the drink of choice in their child’s lunchbox/bag. 


Healthy Kids “Team Water” Challenge (Completed Sept., 2016)

Coaches and managers of children’s sports teams in the City of Greater Sudbury were invited to sign up for the “Team Water” Challenge. Teams agreed to drink only tap water at games and practices and, if they had after-game snacks, to eat fresh veggies and fruits. 


Walk and Wheel to School Challenge (June 6-10, 2016)

Did you know that kids who walk or bike to school are more likely to get the recommended amount of physical activity, have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day, and arrive at school more ready to learn? Schools across Greater Sudbury are part of the Healthy Kids “Walk and Wheel to School Challenge”. During the week of June 6-10, students and school staff from participating schools will try to walk, bike or scoot to school as many days as they can.  They will add up the kilometers and see how far each school can travel in a week!