The ParticipACTION 150 Play List comes to Edmonton

Join special guests as they get active with Quidditch, rope skipping and many more activities

EDMONTON, March 27, 2017 /CNW/ - It's time to get moving more and sitting less! The ParticipACTION 150 Play List - the ultimate list of 150 physical activities that define us as Canadian - is coming to Edmonton with a family-friendly event to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

With help from a few special guests, attendees will have their hand at checking a few activities off the Play List, such as Quidditch (#30), Jump Rope (#35) and Stick Pull (#26).

The Edmonton event is one of 100 events taking place across Canada in 2017, challenging Canadians to try out as many activities on the list as possible. Edmontonians have already been busy checking over 15,375 activities off the list, with the most popular, so far, being: Walking (#19), Housework (#33), Snow Shoveling (#132), Fitness Activities (#114) and Dog Walking/Agility (#87).

We hope you will join us for this visually-appealing and unique photo opportunity as ParticipACTION leaps into high gear, inspiring Canadians to sit less and move more.

Canadians can visit for more information, to sign up and win some great prizes!


  • Samantha Trinier, ParticipACTION
  • Edmonton Aurors Quidditch Club, community Quidditch club
  • Connectivity Skippers, competitive skipping team
  • Bob Rusko, Edmonton Arts Council


Photo opportunities:

  • Members of the Edmonton Aurors Quidditch Club will take attendees through the basics of Quidditch, such as passing drills, beater battles, shooting and catching the snitch
  • Connectivity Skippers will showcase a variety of skipping demos along with inviting attendees to participate and try out the ropes

Interview with ParticipACTION and special guests


Sir Winston Churchill Square

102 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1


Wednesday, March 29, 2017


1 – 3 p.m.

Note - the full event runs from 12 – 6 p.m.


About the ParticipACTION 150 Play List
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, ParticipACTION created the ParticipACTION 150 Play List - the ultimate list of all the physical activities that make us Canadian. Throughout 2017 every Canadian, in all communities, schools and workplaces from coast to coast to coast, will be challenged to complete as many physical activities on the list as possible, track their efforts online and earn rewards along the way. The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a collaborative effort supported by the Government of Canada, premier corporate partners Manulife, Chevrolet and Shaw, the Government of B.C., the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador and national media partner Corus. To register or find out more, including details on more than 100 local ParticipACTION Play List events throughout 2017, please visit


For further information: To RSVP, pre-book an interview or for more information, please contact: Kaitlin Marrin, Hill + Knowlton, 416-413-4565,

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