Welcome to National Health and Fitness Initiatives
National Health and Fitness Day was
Saturday June 5, 2021
BRAVO everyone who celebrated physical activity across Canada on June 5th. A huge thanks to all of the organizations, communities and leaders who stepped up to make this our most successful event EVER! The numbers are still coming in and we will update you as soon as we have them! Stay safe and healthy - keep moving Canada!
How We Got Here
The National Health and Fitness Day Act, Bill S-211, became law in December 2014.
Canada is facing an inactivity crisis. Daily physical activity is on the decline and preventable illness is on the rise. It's time to get up, get out, and get active! National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is an initiative to challenge Canada to become the Fittest Nation on Earth, starting with making one day, the first Saturday in June, the day when Canadians get out and get active in any way they wish.
With the passage of the National Health and Fitness Day Act in 2014, Canada gained a Day to celebrate.
Welcome aboard to the NHFD Journey
Mayor John Tory
Ville de Grand-Rivière
Mayor Gino Cyr
Mayor William Choy
Mayor Jim Watson