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How are CBC Stars Spending the Longest Day of Play?


June 21 is the longest day of the year, and all that extra daylight means extra time to enjoy the outdoors. So while you might be tempted to spend the day hammock-napping 'til the streetlights flicker on, CBC's Live Right Now has other ideas.

Together with ParticipACTION they're challenging you and your family to get active, get outside and take the fun-times into overtime.

Start thinking of June 21 as not just the longest day of the year, but "The Longest Day of Play."

That's their name for it, and to encourage everyone to squeeze the best out of every second, they've shared a list of outdoor activities you and your friends and family can try -- one that includes classic schoolyard games you can teach to the next generation, or just relive for nostalgia's sake.

Once you're out, consider logging your activity on -- maybe in between soccer matches or Red Rover rounds, or axe-throwing competitions or whatever. They've built a playtime counter for those who'd like a digital record of just how much fun they're having.

But, of course, the most important thing is to make the most of The Longest Day of Play.

Looking for something to help fill all those bonus hours - something beyond Live Right Now's already comprehensive list?

Find out what CBC stars including Yannick Bisson and Ron James are planning to do. Flip through the gallery below to read their suggestions.

For more on the Longest Day of Play, visit

What will you be doing to mark the Longest Day of Play? We'd love to hear your ideas. Tweet @CBCLive with the hashtag #LongestDayOfPlay.

Peter Mansbridge Dares You to Get Outside, Canada!



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