Congratulations, Sarnia! We placed 5th out of 362 competing communities in Ontario! What an incredible first year!

Stay tuned for details about the 2023 challenge, running from June 1 – 30.

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.

The Challenge is open to everyone and requires tracking of physical activity minutes from June 1 – 30, 2022. All of these minutes will count toward a community’s total score. After June 30, the 50 communities with the highest number of minutes tracked per capita will be invited to submit an application explaining why they deserve to be Canada’s Most Active Community. The chosen municipality will be awarded $100,000 to support local physical activity initiatives.

How to Participate

If you are an individual, you can download the ParticipACTION app anytime, and be sure to enter the correct postal code! After this, any “Move Minutes” that you complete after June 1st automatically count towards Sarnia’s goal! The free ParticipACTION app is available in the Google Play and App Store.

If you are an organization, you can register on the ParticipACTION website, and track any physical activity minutes that your organization does as a group beginning on June 1st. (i.e., school gym classes, group fitness, soccer practice, etc.).

Organizations, schools, sport groups, recreation centres and workplaces can participate in the challenge by tracking the group activities they organize like in-person or virtual group exercise classes, practices, events or even lunchtime walks on the Community Better Challenge website from June 1 – 30.  All tracked group physical activity counts.

Participants Under 17 Years Old
Participants must be at least 17 years of age to create a ParticipACTION app profile and log minutes toward our community’s total in the Community Better Challenge. On the Community Challenge website, users must be 17 years of age to track their own minutes.

Parents and caregivers can track on behalf of their dependents and group instructors, teachers and coaches can track for users under 17 when tracking for a group or organization.

Every minute tracked goes toward our municipality’s score. The more organizations that participate, the better our chances of being named Canada’s Most Active Community. So spread the word and have a blast!

If you and organization are interested in partnering with the City of Sarnia on any physical activity initiatives, please contact