History Highlights of PLAY
- Strategy launched in June 2007 involving all 17 municipalities in Grey and Bruce; Grey County; Bruce County; Grey Bruce Health Unit, 2 School Boards agreed to become partners and signed a PLAY charter confirming their commitment
- Fall 2007 – Secured Community’s in Action Fund grant to help implement the strategy
- PLAY in Bruce Grey Committee began meeting in October of 2007
- Community Action Networks (CANS) were created within the 17 municipalities including representatives from Public Health, the municipal staff and community volunteers
- The PLAY Notes e-bulletin was developed and is circulated to municipalities along with being posted on the website
- A PLAY-Friendly Report Card is available to communities to rate the playfulness of their community
- The PLAY in Bruce Grey website was developed to further promote PLAY (www.playbrucegrey.com).
- A number of PLAY promotional materials have been designed and circulated to municipalities and other partners with the intention of increased brand recognition.
- Funding was secured through the Ontario Trillium Foundation in the spring of 2010 to hire a coordinator over a two-year period to further promote and develop PLAY; as well as to ensure that the initiative is sustainable within each of the seventeen municipalities.
- The Longest Day of PLAY and Family Day of PLAY have been established as the two annual physical activity events for the Grey Bruce region. These community challenges encourage the municipalities to log the most PLAY hours from their residents
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