Culcairn Healthy Town Challenge Breakfast Launch
Free Breakfast Launch @ the Coach Terminal Park Culcairn
Wednesday 6 February between 7.00am and 9.00am
Culcairn has been selected by the NSW Office of Preventive Health as one of five towns across NSW to compete in the 2019 Healthy Towns Challenge.
The aim of the challenge is to create healthier towns and encourage communities to develop local solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of families and individuals. A funding grant of $15,000 has been received to support the community as part of the challenge. Additional funding will be awarded to the winning town.
Greater Hume Council Mayor, Heather Wilton said, “Culcairn was a natural choice as it already has some good infrastructure including a walking/cycle track. A lot of people have health and lifestyle goals and the challenge will help people to get on board and take some positive steps towards a healthier lifestyle in 2019.”
“The first step is to join us at the Free Breakfast Launch at the Coach Terminal Park Culcairn on Wednesday 6 February between 7.00am and 9.00am to find out how you can be involved and how you can be supported to achieve a healthier more active life style.
The initiatives identified for the challenge will be coordinated and implemented by the local stakeholder committee with support from Greater Hume Council, Murrumbidgee Local Health District, NSW Office of Preventive Health and Heart Foundation.
The challenge aims to increase activity and healthy food choices while increasing involvement across all areas of the community. There will be many group and individual competitions across the challenge period of 6 months.
A major focus of the challenge is to encourage individuals to sign up to the free Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service to help achieve individual health goals.
An all-weather table tennis table will be installed to encourage activity by people of all ages in addition to other events and activities.
“Another great outcome of the challenge will be the revitalisation of the Culcairn Oasis Newsletter which will be used as a key communication tool within the community and will highlight progress and activities of clubs, individuals and businesses.” Mayor Wilton said.
Volunteers will play a strong role in organising community events to promote the challenge, and assist the town in making healthy changes and engaging business, health providers and residents to become involved.
“There are many opportunities for all members of the community to get involved whether it is around increased physical activity, making healthier food choices, volunteering or attending one of the great events that are planned.” Mayor Wilton said.
A Culcairn Stakeholder Committee was established with representatives from the LHAC, Culcairn Football Netball Club, Billabong High School, Culcairn Public School, St Joseph’s School, Youth Advisory Committee, Red Cross with Great Hume Council and Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 | 07:00 AM
- 09:00 AM