Over $5000 Raised for Kids in Need to Play a Season of Sport!

March 15, 2015

190,000+ active minutes logged. 100+ participants. 28 days. 2 cities. 3 Tapestry Retirement Communities in a Fitness Frenzy.

Tapestry Retirement Communities participated in Fitness Frenzy throughout the month of February. Fitness Frenzy was intended to promote healthy living for staff and residents while also raising funds for a non-profit organization supporting children and families in need. This year, Tapestry Retirement Communities, two in Vancouver and one in Toronto, decided to support KidSport and raised over $5000 in donations.

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process, KidSport provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 178 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 450,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.

Residents and staff at each community who participated made commitments to fitness goals and secured sponsors. Many residents who could not participate in the physical activity chose to participate by making a donation. We are so proud of resident and staff participation at each of our communities!

You can check out the amazing participation and fun at the Tapestry Retirement Communities Instagram page at www.instagram.com/tapestry.retirement.  Brian and Nancy at Tapestry at Village Gate West in Toronto commented that the community really came together and pooled together to support the cause. And congratulations to Tapestry at Village Gate West in Toronto who won the 2015 Instagram Crown for the most posts on the Tapestry Instagram page featuring #FitFeb posts!

Tapestry residents and staff are looking forward to presenting each of their donation cheques totaling over $5000 to KidSport in BC and ON in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more on this. Check out the stats and highlights from each Tapestry community…

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk (Vancouver)

Recreation team leaders, Sabeena and Kara, created a competition between two teams – yellow and red – to ignite and motivate resident and staff participation! At the Fitness Frenzy launch party at the beginning of the month, residents and staff were split into two randomly selected teams and given yellow and red bracelets. This helped identify team mates and encourage friendly competition to boost active minutes. Nothing like some peer pressure to keep you honest and committed to healthy lifestyle goals! The Arbutus Walk’s PrimeFit instructor Sanaah logged and encouraged participants throughout. Teams got competitive quickly and teams grew after word spread. FitBits were presented to the resident and staff member with the most active minutes – congrats Maisie (resident with 1800 active minutes) and Lee (staff with approx. 8500 active minutes)!

The Stats

  1. Over 50,000 active minutes logged
  2. 50 participants including 25 residents and 25 staff
  3. One launch party
  4. Two teams
  5. Over $1000 raised for donation to KidSport

The Pink Shirt Says Enough #PinkItForward #AntiBullying #FitFeb


Tapestry at Wesbrook Village (Vancouver)

25 residents participated and tracked their active minutes for Fitness Frenzy this year. PrimeFit classes with Michiko and Christabel were packed daily! With a Natural Trekking Pole Walking Demonstration, Ping Pong League Play, Pacific Spirit Trail Walks and more, Michiko and Shawna planned bountiful opportunities for logging active minutes. Those who did not participate in logging their minutes certainly showed their support through generous donations.

The Stats

  1. Over 35,000 active minutes logged
  2. 25 participants (mainly residents)
  3. Over $2000 raised for donation to KidSport

If you think a minute goes by fast, you’ve never tried planking. #PlankIt #FitFeb


Tapestry at Village Gate West (Toronto)

Programs team leaders Nancy and Brian were highly motivated to get residents and staff to log those active minutes. They logged a whopping 109,584 active minutes. With regular participants, a total of 2630 miles were walked – the distance between Newfoundland and our nation’s capital of Ottawa. PrimeFit instructor Olga had packed classes regularly and additional Fitness Frenzy activities gained extra participation outside of the walking participants.

The Stats

  1. 109,584 active minutes logged
  2. 33 regular participants (half residents, half staff)
  3. $2357 raised for donation to KidSport
  4. One deliciously sinful Bake Sale to wrap-up and celebrate

Dance like no one is watching #FitFeb #Dance #QuestionRetirement

Thanks again teams and kudos! We look forward to Fitness Frenzy 2016…



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