Welcome to National Health and Fitness Initiatives
National Health and Fitness Day
Saturday June 5, 2021
Physical activity can be a powerful tool for Canadians as we cope with COVID fatigue. We know many people have found it challenging to keep active with the unpredictable nature of the pandemic and its impact on our mental health. National Health and Fitness Day is a time to celebrate the benefits of activity and share the ways we can move, feel good and share the joy of the great outdoors! Join with our amazing partners and get up, get out and get moving.
Show us your moves 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