The ParticipACTION Community Challenge is a national physical activity that encourages everyone to get active throughout the month of June.
In 2021, North Grenville was crowned Canada's Most Active Community, which came with a $100,000 prize. The money was used to upgrade playground equipment and recreational amenities in North Grenville’s rural hamlets.
In 2022 AND 2023, North Grenville led a campaign to defend our title and was crowned Ontario’s Most Active Community, earning $7,500 for each year.
ParticipACTION Community Challenge - Frequently Asked Questions:
The challenge is open to all individuals, organizations and businesses. All minutes tracked on the app and on the website from June 1 – 30 using our main postal code (K0G 1J0) count toward North Grenville's total score.
Instructors/coaches/teachers can register and track minutes for their group on the website with ParticipACTION, gym classes, outdoor clubs, recreational activities, and outside play minutes are easy to count.
If you know of an organization that isn’t participating and needs help signing up for a group account, contact
If you are looking for additional ways to get active during the challenge, check out our Calendar of Events that features local activities and challenges to keep you moving https://www.northgrenville.ca/community-and-culture/resources/community-events
It's easy to participate in the Community Challenge!
Step 1: Download the App
Download the ParticipACTION app and help North Grenville chase the title as Canada's Most Active Community. By signing up for the app using your North Grenville Postal Code, your individual move minutes will be tracked and counted toward North Grenville's overall score. If you previously had the app installed, you may need to update the app before proceeding, otherwise you may experience glitches such as incorrect postal codes or not being able to access the "join challenge" option.
Need help? Watch these videos on how to register yourself or a group on the ParticipACTION app:
Step 2: Sign up for the Community Better Challenge
The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is a national physical activity initiative that encourages Canadians to get active in search of Canada's Most Active Community.
It is open to all individuals, organizations and businesses. All minutes tracked on the app and website from June 1 – 30 count toward North Grenville's total score (if using a North Grenville postal code).
Step 3: Track your Activity
Track your minutes using the app or on the website. You can even sync your fitness tracker with the app!
Remember, if you are tracking on behalf of a group, organization or for other family members, you will need to track those minutes on the ParticipACTION website: https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/programs/community-challenge.
Step 4: Get Moving
Every move, step, rep and lap you track counts - so get moving! We are IN IT TO WIN IT!
The Community Challenge runs from June 1st - June 30th.
If you need help getting registered or with the app, email
Please note that not all of North Grenville's Postal Codes are affiliating with our community on ParticipACTION. Please double check that you are connected with the community of North Grenville. You can edit your information and use the Kemptville postal code of K0G 1J0 if it shows you are connected with a community other than North Grenville.
Every move, step, rep, minute and lap counts - so get moving! We are IN IT TO WIN IT! The point of the challenge is to MOVE in whatever way works for you!
Washing your car, gardening, farm chores, chasing the kids around the yard, housework, walking, biking, golfing, pickleball or traditional exercise. Count whatever gets you moving. Be sure to track every active minute, every day!
If you are an organization/team you can track group fitness classes/team practices/games as a whole.
Visit the ParticipACTION Website at: https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/programs/community-challenge
1. Sign up as an individual and then click "Track Organizational Minutes"
2. Complete Profile (Enter in your details for the organization, school, etc) – It should automatically affiliate with the community of North Grenville using the K0G 1J0 postal code.
3. Create "New Activity" and add total minutes