Active Living - Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep
Grey Bruce understands that physical activity is more than just about exercise, its about a lifestyle, the environment, our supports and resources to keep us active in our daily lives.
PLAY in Bruce Grey is the collaborative, physical activity initiative for the Grey Bruce region. PLAY in Bruce Grey is a strategy designed to help residents of Bruce and Grey counties become more physically active through regular play in every day. It is a partnership of 17 municipalities in Grey and Bruce; Grey County; Bruce County; Grey Bruce Health Unit, two School Boards, Grey Sauble Conservation as well as many community volunteers.
Our focus is encouraging communities to provide active and safe places to PLAY, live, work and go to school. There are many challenges for people and communities to get active so we try to find ways to make it possible for everyone to have opportunities to be healthy. Sometimes this means focusing on populations that face inequities and impacted by the social determinants of health. In recent reports following COVID-19, youth and in-particular girls and young women, newcomers and those on lower incomes are participating less physical activity.
Through education, promotion and local events, we hope to encourage residents young and old to stay active with fun activities in their community. With regular PLAY we believe our communities will thrive in health, wellness and communication. Check out PLAY in Bruce Grey for active living tips, local events and the latest news.
Visit at www.playbrucegrey.com and https://www.facebook.com/PLAYBruceGrey/, Twitter https://twitter.com/PLAYBruceGrey?lang=en and Instagram
PLAY in Bruce Grey is the physical activity strategy for Grey and Bruce counties. This initiative encourages all residents to join the physical activity movement and make physical activity an important part of every day.
- Funding was received from the Ministry of Health Promotion under the Active 2010 Strategy to develop a physical strategy for Bruce Grey including PLAY Bruce Grey Advocacy Toolkit
- The physical activity strategy was launched on June 13, 2007 with municipalities signing a PLAY Charter and affirming their commitment to become a “play friendly” community. Silken Laumann was the keynote speaker and organized play games for the children.
- In 2018, PLAY Bruce Grey successfully received a four year grant from Bruce Power that supported website updates and rebranding along with funds to support initiatives
- Community PLAY Networks help support the initiative in local municipalities.
- Two marquee events – the Longest Day of PLAY (June 21st) and Family Day of PLAY are held each year