Fitness Challenge

 April 22 – May 20, 2022

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Community Foundation Fitness Challenge

April 22nd to May 20th 2022

This event has now ended and was, once again, very successful. Our goal was to get participants active, raise funds through donations and contribute half of the funds donated to the settlement of Ukrainian Refugees.

We had 21 teams entered, 194 individual participants and in total we completed 26,653.5 km or the equivalent of more than 3 trips from Vanderhoof to Kyiv! Well Done Everyone!

We raised a total of $5,340 in donations and $97 in Registration Fees and will be donating half of the donated funds to the Ukraine Humanitarian Support Fund held within the Prince George Community Foundation.

We want to thank the many businesses and individuals that donated items to make this event a success:

  • Home Hardware
  • California Dreamin’
  • Goat River Folk Art
  • Ventin’s Vitamins
  • Bakkerij Lobelle
  • Four Rivers Co-Op
  • Marie Brade
  • Earthenware
  • Cozy Corner Pizza
  • Suds ‘N’ Duds Drycleaners
  • Bacchus U Brew
  • Fields
  • Wallace Studios
  • Remax Real Estate
  • IDA Pharmacy
  • Vanderhoof Medicine Centre
  • Birch House Spa
  • Your Independent Grocer
  • Omineca Medical Clinic
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Nechako Outdoors – Source for Adventure
  • Stephen Brothers
  • Angie Sterling
  • Napa Auto Parts
  • Walter Wigmore
  • Country Cupboard/Studio X
  • Dollar Central
  • Westline Ford
  • Vanderhoof Quilters’ Guild
  • Nechako Trading Company

In addition to this group, we had lots of help from individuals that worked hard on behalf of the Foundation including:

  • Yolande Bruno
  • Sally Makin
  • Kevin Moutray
  • Walter Wigmore
  • Judy Wigmore
  • Sara Hara
  • Skyler Fitzpatrick
  • Geneva Standbridge
  • Richard Burkholder
  • Emily Hobson and the Sunbeam Choir
  • Gerry Thiessen
  • Katryna Solberg

Thank you all very much for your assistance, we couldn’t have done it without you and thank you to all the team captains and participants too -without you, there is no event!

Opening Event

Closing Event

Weekly Basket Draws

Geneva and Shawn Stanbridge
Geneva and Shawn Stanbridge

The Fitness Challenge Event

The Fitness Challenge was started in 2020 in response to the issue around Covid where people were staying home more and becoming less active. The event was developed as a Fundraiser for the Foundation, but we were more interested in giving people a reason to get more active. The event was a huge success with us raising an amazing $8,437 by 30 groups that ran, walked, biked and paddle a total of 33,386 km. The feedback was extremely positive so we decided to try this again in 2021.

Our 2021 Event was just as successful, with $7,820 raised by 197 participants and over 39,000 km were recorded. This clinched it for us and we have decided to make this an annual event. We had many businesses donate items for our gift baskets which were a great addition to our event and we really appreciated their support!