The City of Enderby has announced funding allocations for the $150,000 it was awarded as the winner of the first annual ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. (City of Enderby photo)

Enderby announces plans for $150K ParticipACTION prize money

The city was crowned Canada’s most active community in June 2019

The City of Enderby has announced what it plans to do with the prize money it won for being Canada’s most active community.

The city was awarded $150,000 as the winner of the first annual ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge in June 2019. Enderby tracked 1,964,908 physical activity minutes during the Challenge by hosting events like Enderby Dash ‘n’ Splash, a Flash Mob and Foam Fest.

Community services coordinator Sheryl Hay made the announcement with a post in the Happens in Enderby, Stays… Facebook group on Friday.

The largest chunk of funds – $50,000 – will go to upgrading the city’s baseball diamonds, which host Funtastic softball tournaments every Canada Day weekend.

Barnes Park will also receive $15,000 in upgrades, and $5,000 has been earmarked for Tuey Park.

The city is allocating $40,000 to outdoor play initiatives, $20,000 to recreation programs and $10,000 to initiatives to keep seniors active.

The remaining funds will be divided up between Enderby and area schools: $4,000 to A.L. Fortune Secondary and $2,000 each for M.V. Beattie, Grindrod and Shihiya elementary schools.

READ MORE: Enderby celebrates as Canada’s most active community

READ MORE: Ascent to peak fitness

Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Okanagan developer touts Vernon units as top real estate investment

Vita Resort Residences’ 103 units on Lakeshore Road set to break ground in the spring

COVID-19: Longstanding Vernon soccer tournament cancelled

Okanagan Oldtimers tourney was set for 41st year; Falkland Stampede decision coming after Easter

Gleaners give surplus produce, Vernon gratefully fed

Trailer full of goods scooped by community amid COVID-19

Lumby group fights isolation with online meetings

Monashee Toastmasters are keeping their distance but still getting together

COVID-19: Vernon chamber calls for 6 months flexibility on property tax

Chamber prefers application process over outright deferral to encourage those who can to pay on time

First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

Health-care workers, seniors, Indigenous Peoples some of people most at risk, health officials say

Canada’s 75% wage subsidy is coming, but not for another six weeks: finance minister

Subsidy will cost Canada $71 billion, but push down cost of emergency benefit, Morneau said

South Okanagan piper to perform for livestreamed memorials

Penticton funeral home to show performances every Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Ebus suspends services in Alberta and B.C. in response to COVID-19

Bus company asking residents to stay safe at home

Call before you dig into spring projects during isolation: BC 1 Call

BC 1 Call gives free checks for utilities in the area of a desired outdoor project

B.C.’s intersection speed cameras putting more tickets in the mail

One Nanaimo location delayed after speed limit reduced

Friends of Dorothy’s drag queens deliver food in support of Kelowna’s first responders

The lounge is donating $5 from every order to first responders

Update: Coquihalla re-opens, after incident requiring a medevac

DriveBC warns of continued congestion and delays

B.C. records five new COVID-19 deaths, ‘zero chance’ life will return to normal in April

Province continue to have a recovery rate of about 50 per cent

Most Read