By Cindy Sirois, Edmundston
Edmundston, my community, is a real example to follow. It provides numerous activities to ensure the well-being of its residents.
It is difficult to list them all, but one example is Prescription: Action, a fantastic activity organized in January by a group of doctors. As part of a friendly competition, participants had to keep track of the number of minutes they spent doing a physical activity. On February 5, the winning team was announced at our skating oval during a wonderful ice skating day, in which over 200 people participated.
Every Saturday night in February, the population was invited to ski for free at Mont Farlagne (equipment included), courtesy of our car dealers.
Over the past few weeks, more than 400 new members joined our Facebook group, Vivez mieux à Edmundston - VM! These new members are very active and create various events open to the entire community. Spinning classes, snowshoeing trips, running, an anti-bullying day, a drink enough water challenge, etc. The activities and events offered are both numerous and diverse.
Another fact to underscore is that we succeeded in catching the media's attention. Week after week, we find articles in local and provincial newspapers. Radio stations talk about us on a regular basis, and Radio-Canada even did a story on us. In short, our community is undergoing a positive transformation thanks to this competition!