Find Your Fit! Press Release

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Recreation Press Release                             Contact – Ashley Mercer – (709) 729-0980

FYF-Facebook-Cover-PhotoOn Monday,February 17, 2014, at 10:00 am, Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador invites media to partake in the launch of the new provincial physical activity campaign, “Find Your Fit!” at the North Bank Lodge in Pippy Park, St. John’s.

“This campaign is vital in encouraging individuals to embrace physical activities that fit their lifestyle in order to be physically active,” states Dawn Sharpe, President of Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s Physical Activity Advisory Committee as well as other key representatives from the recreation, sport, health and education sectors will be in attendance. There will be a showcasing of tools, resources and information that can assist communities, groups and individuals with ideas to keep them active and there will be an announcement that Dr. TA Loeffler, from Memorial University, will be the ambassador for this new promotional provincial campaign.

“These tools are available to support existing programs, but also assist with developing new program ideas to get our province moving”, says Tina Auchinleck-Ryan, Chair of the physical activity advisory committee. “Our busy lifestyles do not leave much time for extensive periods of physical activity but for our mental, physical, and social well-being it is important to fit it in!”

Between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador will also be engaging a variety of individuals, from young children to older adults, to experience some outdoor physical activities such as walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowman building. These are just some ways that we are encouraging individuals and communities to find an activity that fits their lifestyle.

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador envisions a province of engaged communities where all people embrace the benefits of recreation to enhance their quality of life. The programs and services of Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador are supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation.
If you are interested in learning more about Find Your Fit! please contact Ashley Mercer, Recreation Coordinator at (709) 729-0980/ or visit our website at