Richmond, BC – Have you ever balanced on a tightrope like a circus performer, played field hockey or tried on a football helmet? Richmond’s Move for Health Festival gives residents of all ages a chance to try dozens of free sports, dance styles and wellness activities at Minoru Park on Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will take place rain or shine.
The second annual Move for Health Festival wraps up a week of activities geared towards getting Richmond residents moving while building awareness about the benefits of healthy, active living. More than a dozen community organizations will be at the festival offering interactive activities for the whole family to try. Take on Jack’s Active Challenge in the Community Zone, which introduces children of all ages to fundamental movement skills, “Discover your Sport” with 10 local sport organizations from Richmond Sports Council, move to the beats provided throughout the day by DJ Zasz or watch high energy stage performances by groups such as the Richmond Youth Dance Company, Show Stoppers and Richmond’s Tetsu Taiko Drummers.
Festival goers can also grab a bite from three of the Lower Mainland’s most popular healthy food trucks. Also join Mayor Malcolm Brodie, along with highly energetic and active mascot, Active Jack, in the annual Walk with the Mayor starting at noon.
The City of Richmond’s Move for Health Festival is a Move for Health Day activity supported by the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA). The festival is delivered in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, Richmond School District, Richmond Sports Council and the City’s Community Association partners. The media partner is the Richmond Review.
For more details on all aspects of Richmond’s Move for Health Week events, please visit www.richmond.ca/moveforhealth.