The Village of Salisbury has been named the most active community in New Brunswick by ParticipACTION following the annual Community Better Challenge held in June. Salisbury residents tracked 11 million minutes of physical activity and had over 400 residents participating in the challenge and because of this, has been awarded the provincial prize of $15,000.

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is a national physical activity initiative that encourages Canadians to get active in search of Canada’s Most Active Community. In addition to naming Canada’s most active community, a community in each province is awarded a provincial title and a prize of $15,000, which this year, has been awarded to the Village of Salisbury.

“This is the second year that our community has participated in the Community Better Challenge, and the buy-in amongst residents, businesses, and organizations for this new annual tradition is a testament to our sense of pride in being such an active community” says Mayor Robert Campbell. “Last month, our community demonstrated their eagerness to explore our recreational facilities and get moving- from pickleball and walking to kayaking and yoga, our residents did it all and showed their passion (and competitiveness!) in the process. I look forward to celebrating being New Brunswick’s most active community for 2022 as we plan on how we can become Canada’s most active community in 2023!”

ParticipACTION is a national non-profit organization that inspires and supports Canadians to make physical activity a vital part of their everyday life. The Village of Salisbury organized a number of events to encourage residents to get active throughout the month of June, including a kick-off event at Highland Park, a pickleball tournament, a number of additional fitness classes, and more.