Challenges/contests

Power Off and Play Here!

The Healthy Kids' Power Off and Play Here initiative helps us to recognize and promote environments in our community that provide Screen-Free environments for our kids. Child care centres and homes, day camps, schools, recreation and afterschool programs that make it a policy not to include recreational screen time as a part of their program can sign up to our Power Off and Play Here! campaign. Participating locations will receive a decal for their door and a colourful poster to let families and kids know that they are pledging to offer a zero recreational screen-time environment. Interested programs can sign up for the program by filling out this simple form:


Active Transportation Child Care Field Trip Challenge

Hey Greater Sudbury child care and day camp educators! Did you know that kids who walk, bike or take transit to get where they need to go are more likely to get enough physical activity in their day? You can help. Plan an Active Transportation Field Trip with your class, and you will be entered into a contest for great prizes, like a free class field trip or money to buy play equipment for your class.


Jump in to Summer Contest- June 30th to July 8th- Win a Spikeball set!

Get a jump start on a great summer by taking part in screen-free activities as a family during the first week of summer. Snap a picture and post it as a comment on our contest facebook post to share the fun. You can try as many activities as you like and enter one for each day of the challenge. For each activity you enter, your family will be entered in to a draw for one of 5 Spikeball or Spikeball Rookie sets- a great new game that will get everyone moving!


Walk and Wheel to School Challenge (June 4-8, 2018)

Did you know that kids who walk or bike to school are more likely to get the recommended amount of physical activity, have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day, and arrive at school more ready to learn? During the week of June 4-8, children from across the City of Greater Sudbury will try to walk, bike or scoot to school as many days as they can.  We will add up the kilometers travelled and see how far our community's kids can travel in a week!


Active Transportation Field Trip Challenge

Hey Greater Sudbury teachers! Did you know that kids who walk, bike or take transit to get where they need to go are more likely to get enough physical activity in their day? You can help. Plan an Active Transportation Field Trip with your class, and you will be entered into a contest for great prizes, like a free class field trip to Laurentian University Athletic Facility or money to buy play equipment for your class.


Blueberry Picking Challenge (Completed August, 2017)

We challenged all Healthy Kids families and children's groups to go on a blueberry picking adventure this season. This contest helped start the 2017 wild blueberry season off with a bang as families photographed their tasty adventures around the City.


Walk and Wheel to School Challenge (June 5-9, 2017)

Did you know that kids who walk or bike to school are more likely to get the recommended amount of physical activity, have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day, and arrive at school more ready to learn? During the week of June 5-9, children from across the City of Greater Sudbury will try to walk, bike or scoot to school as many days as they can.  We will add up the kilometers travelled and see how far our community's kids can travel in a week!


The Water Does Wonders Pledge Challenge (Completed May, 2017)

For nine months we promoted water as the best drink to keep our kids healthy and hydrated. We installed water fountains around the City, introduced kids to mascots Tap and Thirsty, and launched Team Water and Lunchbox Challenges. The Water Does Wonders Pledge was the culmination of Theme 2, as it strongly advocated long-term healthy habits and policies.


The Healthy Kids Lunchbox Challenge (Completed November, 2016)

During November, 2016, parents across Greater Sudbury were challenged to pack tap water as the drink of choice in their child’s lunchbox/bag. 


Healthy Kids “Team Water” Challenge (Completed Sept., 2016)

Coaches and managers of children’s sports teams in the City of Greater Sudbury were invited to sign up for the “Team Water” Challenge. Teams agreed to drink only tap water at games and practices and, if they had after-game snacks, to eat fresh veggies and fruits.