Presented by ParticipACTION
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, ParticipACTION is creating the ParticipACTION 150 Play List – the ultimate list of all the physical activities that make us Canadian.
Throughout 2017 every Canadian, in all communities, schools and workplaces from coast to coast to coast, will be challenged to complete as many physical activities on the list as possible, track their efforts online and earn rewards along the way.
In honour of the ParticipACTION 150 Play List, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favourite ways to play, while creating a Canadian appropriate musical playlist. When you’re done checking out mine, Share yours: www.participaction.com/150
Since I wrote Calgary By Bike, I, of course, have to include biking on the list. I use my bike every day. But as I always say, I’m not a die-hard cyclists, I just like getting places faster, without having to worry about parking tickets. The shorter and safer the ride, the better.
Playlist Pick: Hey Ocean’s Bicycle:
One of the best things about living in Calgary is it’s proximatey to the Rocky Mountains. One of my favourite things to do is the Via Ferrata at Mount Norquay. It’s a thrilling experience that lets you feel like an expert rock climber, all the while as being incredibly safe. It takes you to heights you never thought possible.
Playlist Pick” Arcade Fire’s Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains):
Walking always gets a bad rep, but I’ve always loved it. Called me an old soul, but ever since university I went for walks. If I’ve feeling particularly brave, I’ll leave my phone home. Walking is so peaceful, allows you to slow things down and see things from a different perspective. I love walking along Calgary’s river pathway, it looks different every day. And since we live in Canada’s sunniest city, almost every day is a great day for a walk.
Playlist Pick: Len’s Steal My Sunshine.
Chasing My Cat
This is exercise in its loosest definition, but if you knew Mindy, you would know that I often work up a sweat chasing her around the house. She’s a very busy cat and I wouldn’t have it any other way. When it’s play time, I roll up my sleeves and get ready for a battle royale like you’ve never seen before.
Playlist Pick: Fred Penner’s The Cat Came Back
When I first moved to Calgary, I never skied, and now I can’t imagine going through the winter season without hitting the slopes at least a few times a year. I’ve never really gotten better at it, but it’s still always fun. Love me the green runs!