June Get Active grants are offered in concurrence with June is Recreation and Parks Month to
encourage communities to celebrate recreation and parks through hosting free-to-the-public
community events that get people physically active together. The intent is to promote physical
health, mental well-being, environmental stewardship, and community connections. By
encouraging people to get on the land, engage in recreational activities, and explore local
areas, this initiative aims to enhance the overall quality of life and create a deeper appreciation
for the power of recreation.
This year, the NWTRPA distributed 65 June Get Active Grants: that’s 65 opportunities
throughout the NWT where folks could come together and have fun. We’ve had numerous
organizations and communities submit photos during the past few weeks to show us what they
were up to, and we would like to a few photos with you:
From Tsiigehtchich, during the Community Softball Tourney on June 21, Chavaughn Blake,
Interim Band Manager and event organizer explains: “It was a bit chilly and windy but at least no bugs. Turned out great!” Jase Blake’s thrilled expression says it all.
NWT Communities love the baseball diamond! From Délı̨nę, here are community members in
action during the Baseball Fun event that was held on June 3.
Elders and seniors love to get active too! From Tthebacha/Fort Smith, here are a few locals
enjoying racquet practice during the Seniors Play Tennis event that was held on June 15.
From Inuuvik/Inuvik, Amanda Pokiak held the Elders Walk event to underline World Elder
Abuse Awareness Day. Live music, a community walk and loads of snacks and prizes were
provided for participants.
These are just a few pictures of all the June Get Active events that were held during the month
of June. A big shout-out to all the organizers and participants and stay tuned for the Winter Get
Active grant applications that will open in September 2023.
Thank you and don’t forget to stay active!