15th Annual Healthamongus Event Gets Underway


The annual Healthamongus event gets underway today at the Beban Park artificial turf fields. This annual event, a partnership between the City of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District, aims to introduce fundamental movement skills (FMS) to children through fun, non-competitive activities and play. Kids will participate in a variety of activities such as dance, tug of war, bootcamp, and soccer, in addition to running an obstacle course set up by the RCMP! A healthy snack is included thanks to community sponsors, Save on Foods and Cobs Bread.

2018 marks the 15th year of Healthamongus, and will engage 3,000 children between Kindergarten and Grade 4 over the week. The event runs from 9:45am - 12:00 daily between Monday, May 14 and Friday, May 18.

Strategic Link: Healthamongus supports the Social Equity pillar by providing a low-cost recreation opportunity for students in Nanaimo.

Key Points

  • The 15th annual Healthamongus event will engage 3,000 kids in fun, non-competitive physical activity while introducing fundamental movement skills (important to physical literacy).
  • The event is a partnership between the City of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District.


"We're excited to be hosting the Healthamongus event again this year. It's such a great way to get kids active and introduce the concept that exercise can be spontaneous, fun, and playful!"

Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Activities have been chosen to introduce fundamental movement skills, which are key to physical literacy. These skills include running, jumping, throwing, balance, agility, kicking, throwing and dribbling.


Megan Lum
Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo
Deb Beck
Recreation Coordinator
City of Nanaimo

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