Get Outside Right Now! $100,000 incentive! [caption id="attachment_2457" align="aligncenter" width="256" caption="A playground just like this could be coming to your community! (Courtesy: Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds)"] [/caption] As many of you know, CBC is currently on the quest for the healthiest community in Canada. It's a continuation of last year's incredibly successful Live Right Now campaign in which Canadians pledged to lose a total of 1,600,000 pounds. What the CBC panel of judges is looking for: "The Canadian community that most embodies the spirit of Live Right Now: a community where residents are motivated and supported to make healthier choices." And to add a little outdoorsy incentive, three organizations have come combined their resources to give the winning community a $100,000 reward - one that will pay itself forward for the next generation. The Canadian Wildlife Federation, Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds and Parks Canada, all ardent believers in natural play, natural environment, nature-filled childhoods, have promised a custom-designed natural playground (valued at more than $100,000) for the winning community. But it's not just any playground. Say the organizers, "The natural playground will reflect the natural heritage of the nearest national park and Parks Canada will help the winning community experience the national park nearest to them." Created from the trees, earth, and bedrock found across Canada, the natural playground will be a place for children and neighbours to gather and play - be active - in a playground that is custom-built to their community's specific needs. This is echoed by Wade Luzny, Canadian Wildlife Federation Executive Vice-President and CEO.
“A major part of CWF’s conservation mission is educating Canadians; but the greatest goal is for people to actually explore the outdoors and find the true value of our wildlife-rich land. The natural playground will unite people in their love of the outdoors and ignite that spark to want to get out and discover more. What a perfect way to celebrate the Canadian Wildlife Federation 50th Anniversary of connecting Canadians to wildlife.”If you need any further encouragement - just browse through the gallery of incredibly original, all-natural playgrounds Bienenstock has built all across Canada. (They make me want to be a kid again!) To find out how you can enter your community, town or neighbourhood in the competition, visit LiveRightNow.ca.