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Track Your Fitness During the Virtual Challenge

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Event Information

When does this event start?

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This is a hybrid event! There are two main components: the month-long virtual movement challenge and four in-person Meet Ups that take place at various locations throughout the month.

Virtual Movement Challenge

The virtual component happens between May 1st - May 31th, 2023. This can take place at any location of your choosing!

Set a personal movement goal for the month of May. Sync your fitness device (Fitbit or Strava) to our platform or log-in to record your daily movement. Compete against other participants or members of your team. Get your heart beating and have fun!

In-Person Meet Ups

Community is powerful.

Join us for any of the FOUR in-person Meet Ups taking place throughout the month:
1. Monday, May 1, 2023 (time TBC) at the West Parry Sound Health Centre
2. Sunday, May 7, 2023 (time TBC) at the Rosseau Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic
3. Wednesday, May 17, 2023 (time TBC) at the Whitestone Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic
4. Sunday, May 28, 2023 (time TBC) at the Pointe au Baril Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic

Where does this event take place?

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This is a hybrid event! There are two main components: the month-long virtual movement challenge and a series of four in-person Meet Ups.

Virtual Movement Challenge

You don't have to be located in the Parry Sound area to participate in this component of the event. You can be anywhere in the world!

In-Person Meet Ups

Join us for any of the FOUR in-person Meet Ups taking place throughout the month:
1. Monday, May 1, 2023 (time TBC) at the West Parry Sound Health Centre
2. Sunday, May 7, 2023 (time TBC) at the Rosseau Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic
3. Wednesday, May 17, 2023 (time TBC) at the Whitestone Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic
4. Sunday, May 28, 2023 (time TBC) at the Pointe au Baril Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic

What are the Meet Up dates/locations?

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Join us for any of the FOUR in-person Meet Ups taking place throughout the month:
  1. Monday, May 1, 2023 (12pm) at the West Parry Sound Health Centre

  2. Sunday, May 7, 2023 (10am) at the Rosseau Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic

  3. Wednesday, May 17, 2023 (10am) at the Whitestone Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic

  4. Sunday, May 28, 2023 (10am) at the Pointe au Baril Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic

More details can be found at this link:
https://www.wpshcf.com/event/yhyw-d/meet-up-details

What do I need to bring with me to a Meet Up?

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We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow you to participate in the day's activity (i.e. fitness class or 5km walk). 

We plan to have water and light snacks available at each Meet Up location. You are also welcome to bring your own re-usable water bottle or snacks of your preference.

Donations

What forms of payment are accepted?

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Credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express) and some VISA debit cards are accepted on our event website. Receipts will be issued automatically to the email address you provide at the time of donation.

If you would like to sponsor a participant using cash or cheque, please remit to the individual. Fundraisers can track your donation as an "offline gift" that will count towards their total raised. Cheques can be made payable to 'WPSHC Foundation'.

If you would like to make a donation directly to the WPSHC Foundation, please remit by mail to:

WPSHC Foundation
6 Albert Street
Parry Sound, Ontario
P2A 3A4

How can I sponsor a participant on the website?

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Click 'donate' and search for the participant you'd like to support. 

Having troubles finding them? Contact us at the the WPSHC Foundation office at 705-746-4540 ext 3345.

Am I eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt?

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Yes. All donations will receive an automatic official receipt issued by the WPSHC Foundation. Eligibility for tax benefit aligns with the guidelines of the Canada Revenue Agency.

If you have a question about the eligibility of your specific donation, please contact CRA or call us at 705-746-4540 ext 3347.

What is WPSHC Foundation's charitable number?

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The West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation's charitable business number is 86687 9950 RR0001.

Getting Started

Is there a registration fee for the Virtual Challenge?

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No - there is no registration fee for either the virtual or in-person components of this event.

Upon registration, participants can choose to make a personal donation to the event that will count towards their fundraising goal. Personal donations will automatically receive a charitable tax receipt.

What do I need to register?

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You'll be asked to provide your contact information (email and mailing address) during registration. You will also set your movement and fundraising goals during registration - but don't worry, you can change these later if you'd like!

If you are creating a TEAM, you will be asked to create a team name.

That's it! Pretty simple, right?

If you encounter any technical difficulties, please contact us at the Foundation office 705-746-4540 ext 3347.

Is there a minimum fundraising amount required to participate?

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There is no minimum fundraising amount.

Set a goal. Go for it... blow past it!

But pledges count - big time! We need you to gather as many pledges as you can. It is all about health. Moving your body every day boosts your health... collecting pledges helps us build a healthy community.

Every dollar raised helps enhance care at the West Parry Sound Health Centre and that is what it is all about!

What am I fundraising for?

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This year, donations will help upgrade equipment in the Rehab Program at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.

The Healthy Aging Program offered at the Rehab Unit is a holistic and comprehensive outpatient approach. This approach to healthy aging encompasses a community approach to safe exercise, healthy eating, group participation empowering participants to socialize: challenging and inspiring each other through a healthy lifestyle.

Any pledges collected above and beyond our goal will be designated to the next highest priority of the Health Centre.

Am I eligible to earn a prize?

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Participants who raise more than $300.00 will earn a special gift from us.

There are two prizes available:

  1. The Chilly Moose 20oz (590ml) Killarney Tumbler is double-wall vacuum insulated and made with premium food-grade stainless steel. Includes a clear, flip-top spill-resistant lid. Limited quantities available.
  2. Our eco-friendly, re-usable Parry Sound Places tote bag proudly displays popular local landmarks, with a durable yet lightweight cotton material.

Tracking Your Fitness During the Virtual Challenge

When can I make my moves?

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Participants can start tracking their movement on May 1st.

Those who register before that date will have their fitness stats reset at midnight on April 30th so we all start fresh together on May 1st!

For the rest of the month, you can walk, run, or MOVE your body however and whenever you'd like! Set a movement goal and track towards that goal throughout May.

Can I connect my fitness app (Fitbit, Strava)?

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Yes! If you use the Fitbit or Strava apps, you can set up automatic syncing to our platform. This simplifies fitness tracking and saves you time!

Follow these steps to track your moves automatically:

  1. Download the Fitbit or Strava and set up your account.
  2. Log in to your fundraising page.
  3. Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app.
  4. Follow the prompts to connect your account.
  5. When you are ready to move, select ‘Start your workout’ in the app on your phone or smart device. Be sure to end the workout in the app when you're done! The workout will sync to your Personal Fundraising Page the following day, updating your tally. 

If you have synced your app but it is not working...

When using Fitbit, you must ‘start’ an activity and save it. Your daily steps will not automatically add to your page. If you are having issues, try syncing through BOTH your Fitbit and the Fitbit app on your smartphone.

How do I track my moves manually?

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You can manually add your kilometres to the tally in your “Log My Fitness Activity” tab of your fundraiser dashboard. This is a great option if you’re using a different method of tracking your distances.

  1. Log in to your account and select ‘Log My Fitness Activity’
  2. Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance
  3. The number of KMs will now appear on your fundraising page!

Other Details

Can I volunteer to help at the in-person Meet Ups?

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Yes, we would love for you to join us as a volunteer!

Volunteers are needed at each of the four Meet Up locations.

We are filling the following roles:

  • Road Marshal
  • Water Station Volunteer
  • Signage Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Laurie de Fleuriot at ldefleuriot@wpshc.com or 705-746-4540 ext 3345.

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6 Albert Street, Parry Sound ON P2A 3A4

foundation@wpshc.com

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