TRURO - Recreation staff from Truro, Colchester and Bible Hill will be looking to catch people having fun and being active this summer.
Get Active Summer 2012 is a new initiative designed to recognize the many ways in which people stay healthy and active in the region.
"This campaign isn't just about working out at a gym or going for a run," said Cathy von Kintzel, special events and culture co-ordinator for the Town of Truro Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture, in a news release.
"It's about acknowledging the daily, beneficial activities that many people take for granted such as walking as a family, swimming, skateboarding, even spending an afternoon in the garden. There are so many ways in which people stay active."
As recreation staff members go about their workdays, they'll be watching for people of all ages who are enjoying an active summer. They'll be handing out ballots, which people can use to win weekly prizes. Ballot recipients will be able to register online or by telephone.
The grand prize, drawn for at the end of the summer, will be a three-month membership to the new Central Nova Civic Centre.
"We're happy to have the civic centre as a partner in this new initiative," said von Kintzel. "Once the civic centre opens this fall, it will offer opportunities for a whole new range of recreational pursuits in Colchester County."
The program is being co-ordinated by Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture, and co-sponsored with Recreation Services for the Municipality of Colchester and Bible Hill Parks and Recreation.