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Sneakers will be the order of the day at the House of Assembly
tomorrow, Friday, May 9. Sport and Recreation Minister, Alan
Mitchell, is putting his best foot forward, and is encouraging
his colleagues to mark Sneaker Day 97 with the appropriate

"We want to encourage everyone to get going and get active," said
Mr. Mitchell. "We all have a role to play in promoting healthy,
active living, and this is an opportunity for all members to
truly bear their soles."

Sneaker Day is part of a national, community-based SummerActive
campaign designed to raise awareness about healthy living. The
campaign is aimed at those who are inactive, and encourages
Canadians to get fit and have fun. Since the creation of
SummerActive in May of 1996, more than 4 million Canadians have
been involved. Participants of all ages and abilities have taken
part in more than 15,000 events across the country.

The SummerActive program is supported by a number of partners in
the community including: ParticipACTION; Active Living -- Go for
Green! Active Living Canada; the Canadian Cycling Association;
Canadian Parks Partnership; Canadian Wheelchair Basketball
Association; Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA);
Girl Guides of Canada; Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada;
Osteoporosis Society of Canada; RCMP; Softball Canada and
Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation
and Dance (CAHPERD).

The SummerActive campaign also enhances the policies and programs
of the Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission by making Nova
Scotians aware that it's fun to be fit.


Contact: Barbara Klass  902-424-7658

trp                      May 8, 1997 - 4:45 p.m.