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Proclamation - National Health and Fitness Day - June 2, 2018

Thursday May 31st, 2018


National Health & Fitness Day
June 2, 2018

WHEREAS the Parliament of Canada wishes to increase awareness among Canadians of the significant benefits of physical activity and to encourage Canadians to increase their level of physical activity and their participation in recreational sports and fitness activities;

AND WHEREAS it is in Canada’s interest to improve the health of all Canadians and to reduce the burden of illness on Canadian families and on the Canadian health care system;

AND WHEREAS many local governments in Canada have public facilities to promote the health and fitness of their citizens;

AND WHEREAS the Government of Canada wishes to encourage local governments to facilitate Canadian’s participation in healthy physical activities;

AND WHEREAS the Government of Canada wishes to encourage the country’s local governments, non-government organizations, the private sector and all Canadians to recognize the first Saturday in June as National Health and Fitness Day and to mark the day with local events and initiatives celebrating and promoting the importance and use of local health, recreational, sports and fitness facilities;

AND WHEREAS Canada’s mountains, oceans, lakes, forest, parks and wilderness also offer recreational and fitness opportunities;

AND WHEREAS Canadian Environment Week is observed throughout the country in early June, and walking and cycling are great ways to reduce vehicle pollution and improve physical fitness;

AND WHEREAS declaring the first Saturday in June to be National Health and Fitness Day will further encourage Canadians to participate in physical activities and contribute to their own health and well-being;

NOW, ON BEHALF OF Council and the citizens of North Huron, I, Reeve Neil Vincent, do hereby proclaim June 2, 2018 as National Health & Fitness Day in the Township of North Huron

Reeve Neil Vincent 
Township of North Huron