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ParticipACTION Community Challenge

June 1 - 30, 2024: Together we move!

Help Red Deer earn the title of Canada’s “Most Active Community” and join RDPL for fun challenges (with sweet prizes!) for all ages to get you moving and exploring our beautiful city this June.

Red Deer, let’s get active together!

The ParticipACTION Community Challenge, opens a new window is helping strengthen communities through physical activity and sport because everything gets better when you get active!

ParticipACTION is awarding a $100,000 prize to the community who rallies the most participants. All you have to do is take the pledge to stay active for the month of June on the ParticipACTION website and this will count toward Red Deer’s stats (and hopefully earn our city the title of Most Active Community!).

Take the 'ParticipACTION: Get Physical' Challenge with RDPL!

We've upped our game this year at Red Deer Public Library and have designed not one but THREE different challenges to get you moving and exploring our beautiful city this June, with AWESOME prize packs up for grabs! Pick up one of our ParticipACTION: Get Physical challenges at any branch, or download below! Go on a Bear Hunt, opens a new window with your family, explore The Incredible Journey, opens a new window with your own puppy pal, or summit Mount Doom, opens a new window in the heart of Mordor!

Each challenge has a FANTASTIC prize pack to go with it. Bring your completed challenge sheet to the Downtown, Dawe, or Timberlands Branch to enter! One submission per person, so choose your favourite of the three journeys to complete!

Deadline: Submit your completed challenge sheet by July 5, 2024.

Explore Red Deer's Trail System! Each of the challenges will take you through some of the many excellent walking trails in Red Deer (or you can plan your own journey, as long as you follow the distance guidelines!). Find Red Deer's Summer Trails Map here., opens a new window

Bonus Challenge: Build Mindful Habits!

As an added bonus, as part of our ParticipACTION challenge, our Mindful Habits Builder will help you set specific goals and track your own progress every day throughout the month of June. Pick up a copy of the Mindful Habits Builder at any branch, or download a copy here. When you complete your sheet, fill out the contest entry form here to enter to win the Mindfulness Prize pack! (You don't need to show us your sheet – we trust you!)

Enter to Win the Mindfulness Prize Pack!

Have you completed your Mindful Habits Tracker? If so, enter here to win the Mindfulness Prize pack!

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Featured Events

Summer 2024 Biblioweb Cards – 890×445

ParticipACTION Community Challenge: Mayor Walk

Jun 26th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join Mayor Ken Johnston, RDPL, and Move Your Mood for a special Downtown Walk & Talk to wrap up the ParticipACTION Community Challenge!
SMART Recovery: Life beyond addiction

SMART Recovery, part of a series

Join SMART Recovery on Mondays for support for individuals seeking abstinence from addiction using self management and recovery training.
Downtown Walk & Talk

Downtown Walk & Talk, part of a series

Explore Downtown! Fit a half hour walk into your day with this walking group led by RDPL staff every Tuesday.

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