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Community Better Challenge


 Let’s bring Yellowknife together with physical activity through the

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge!

Rally your friends, neighbours and family to get active and our community could win $150,000 to go toward local physical activity initiatives and be crowned Canada’s Most Active Community! The challenge runs from May 31 – June 16 so be sure to get active and start tracking!

Participate by downloading the new free ParticipACTION app – the active app for everyone – where you can track your active minutes and contribute to the challenge.  This app is not only great for the challenge but equally awesome to use year round!

What can you (the residents) do?

  • Attend one of many free events
  • Download the App!
  • Log ALL of your active minutes, just like Walk to Tuk.  This includes walking to work, playing softball, going to the gym - ANYTHING. It's just that easy!  You sign up by postal code, and everything is tracked per capita - so we stand a chance to the big cities in the south.
  • Encourage your own local teams to sign up and log - for example, your Ultimate or Softball team should all log these hours too!  Anyone can create an "event profile" and log time.  For more information, please read the Participaction Handbook or search through their website for much more information.

What will the City do?

  • Host as many events as we can and log the groups hours
  • Promote your events on our website and social media
  • Host an information session following the challenge, should we win any funds


We've put together as many free events as we can, and are also advertising many other great recreational activities happening during the challenge.  These are all great options to get out and log your hours! 

Please note the last column that may indicate that sign-up or payment is required, please contact the organization for more information.

Event Date Time Location Host Info
Lunch Hour Workout Friday, May 31st 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Somba K'e Civic Plaza Yellowknife Racquet Club Drop-in/Free
Yellowknife Tennis Club Open House Saturday, June 1st TBD YK Tennis Club Courts Yellowknife Tennis Club Drop-in/Free
IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's Saturday, June 1st 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Baker Communty Centre IG Wealth Management Sign-up Required
Yellowknife Shooting Club Fun Shoot Saturday, June 1st 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Outdoor Range Yellowknife Shooting Club See website for more info
 Lunch Hour Workout Friday, June 7th 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Somba K'e Civic Plaza Yellowknife Racquet Club Drop-in/Free
RC Charity Run Saturday, June 8th 8:30 a.m. YK Racquet Club Yellowknife Racquet Club Sign-up Required
Bike Rodeo Sunday, June 9th  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Multiplex City of Yellowknife Drop-in/Free
Nerf Wars Sunday, June 9th 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Multiplex Gym City Programming: Code 24977 Sign-up Required
Climbing Club Competition Sunday, June 9th   Climbing Wall Yellowknife Climbing Club Sign-up Required
Outdoor Photo Walk with Samantha Stuart Thursday, June 13th 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.   City Programming: Code 25272 Sign-up Required
Aboriginal Games Thursday, June 13th 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Somba K'e Civic Plaza Aboriginal Sports Circle Drop-in/Free
 Lunch Hour Workout Friday, June 14th 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Somba K'e Civic Plaza Yellowknife Racquet Club Drop-in/Free
Ladies Only Swim Night Saturday, June 15th 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Ruth Inch Memorial P ool NWT Literacy Coucil Drop-in/Free
Brain Tumour Walk 2019 Saturday, June 15th 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Somba K'e Civic Plaza Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Sign-up Required
 Wrap-Up Dance Party Sunday, June 16th 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Somba K'e Civic Plaza

City of Yellowknife


Yellowknife Dene Drummers

Nerf Wars Sunday, June 16th 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Multiplex Gym

City Programming: Code 24978

Sign-up Required

Questions?  Check out the ParticipACTION website for more details.  Want to host an event?  Email