County Wide Wellness Challenge

The Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation will again be hosting our County Wide “Wellness Challenge” this coming spring, and it will run for the full month of June, registration portal to open in late April. This annual event’s necessary re-branding has seen the “Vulcan County Wide Fitness Challenge” changed to “Vulcan County Wide Wellness Challenge.” This better reflects the broad range of health and wellness aspects emphasized in this event, with the end goal to improve our participants and our community’s overall health and wellness. With the COVID-19 pandemic reality, focusing on all aspects of health is so important.

The event’s goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle by promoting regular physical activity, mental and emotional health, good nutrition, proper sleep, and secure social support networks.

In 2020, we had 150 active participants involved in the Challenge. However, there are 347 members on our social media page. Last year, due to many uncertainties and the ensuing lockdowns, most of our actives were provided online. Once the weather improved, many physical group activities were done in large outdoor areas to accommodate safe social distancing. 

We also utilized our social media (Facebook page) to provide video and other content that focused on physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Good nutritional practices and community health activities, i.e., random acts of kindness and inspirational sidewalk chalk messages. 

The plan again is to have T-Shirts for each registered team member and/or individual. This will allow participants to be easily recognizable and be “caught in motion” when addressing their physical health. Our watchdogs will assign bonus points to those “caught” being physically active while wearing their highly visible shirts. Our committee will be working in conjunction with the Town of Vulcan Recreation Department to support many of their programs. And collectively, we will also be participating in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge. The Community Better Challenge provides the opportunity to not only win the top prize of $100,000 but additionally earn the title of Canada’s most active community. 

One of the most memorable moments from last year’s Challenge was Long Term Care residents at the Vulcan Community Health Centre, in their team shirts, enjoying a safe session of Zumba. Indeed, a heartwarming moment and one that encapsulates the vision of the event. 

We have enjoyed tremendous success for this event in the past, and we are looking forward to the 2021 event!

Our Sponsors

 
2nd Opinion Consulting
NAPA Auto Parts
Chinook Financial
deja view
Furniture Villa
Home Hardware
Life Med Pharmacy
Market Street
Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation
Vulcan & District Recreation
Wi-fibre
Village’s Puttaway
Meals in Minutes
Schooten & Sons Feedyards
Village’s Bistro
 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Prize Sponsors $25-$100

We seek sponsors for the first and second-place teams in each category. Categories are; Mild, Moderate, and Vigorous. Each team is made up of 4 persons. Donations of items or services or gift cards would be much appreciated. 

  • Your logo would be added to the Wellness Challenge page of the VCHWFoundation website as a prize sponsor. (you will need to provide your logo in high resolution/vector file for web)
  • Your company will be listed on literature given to all participants, identifying you as a sponsor. 

Event Sponsors $100-$500

As registration fees are low to remove participation cost barriers, we seek Sponsor support and/or assist with events costs. 

We seek Sponsors to support specific events, such as the “Dark to Light” walk organized by the Suicide Prevention Committee and Vulcan Regional Victims Service. Donation of monies to help with the purchase of wind-resistant candles. Sponsorship would also help with the purchase of  glow sticks for participants in the “Moonlight Glow Walk.”

Last year we added sidewalk chalk “Messages of Hope and Encouragement.” Assistance with providing chalk to all the towns and villages in the County is required. 

  • Your logo will be added to the Participant T-Shirts
  • Your logo would be added to the Wellness Challenge page of the VCHWFoundation website as an Event Sponsor. (you will need to provide your logo in high resolution/vector file for web)
  • Your company will receive acknowledgement on the Wellness Challenge and the Foundation’s Social Media pages.
  • Your company will be listed on literature given to all participants, identifying you as a Sponsor. 

Registration Sponsor $500 and up

We have a very ambitious goal for the 2021 event to find enough Sponsorship to cover our seniors’ registration costs. This would apply to any senior wishing to participate while living in long-term care or assisted living facilities in our community. 

We additionally seek the Sponsorship of children attending school in the County of Vulcan. 

Even though this registration fee is on the low end of the scale, it can still be a barrier for some residents in our community. And we, as a committee, are hoping this barrier can be removed. 

As mentioned in the letter you received earlier, there are approx. 100 senior residents and there are 722 students. We do not anticipate all to register, but we would like to see as many as possible. We believe that removing the financial barrier will help. 

  • Your logo will be added to the Participant T-Shirts
  • Your logo would be added to the Wellness Challenge page of the VCHW Foundation website as a Registration Sponsor. (you will need to provide your logo in high resolution/vector file for web)
  • Your company will receive acknowledgement on the Wellness Challenge and the Foundation’s Social Media pages.
  • Your company will be listed on literature given to all participants, identifying you as a Sponsor. 
  • Your Sponsorship story will be added to the digital wall at the Vulcan Community Health Centre. 

Thank you for taking the time to review our sponsorship opportunities. We look forward to your involvement in the Annual Vulcan County Wide Wellness Challenge.

Respectfully; Gail Wark