Take 5 Challenge 2022 (Jan 1-18, 2022)

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Nanaimo, British Columbia
2300 Bowen Road

Hey, Nanaimo! We want to help you start off 2022 by being active for a chance to win some great prizes!

Hey, Nanaimo! We want to help you start off 2022 by being active for a chance to win some great prizes! 

Take5Nanaimo poster and activity list


  1. Participate in at least 5 of the Take 5 Activity List (see below) by yourself or with your family.
  2. Take 5 photos of you or your family participating (you can send 5 separate photos or send a collage of the photos).
  3. Email your photos to or through Instagram (@cityofnanaimo) and by using the hashtag #take5nanaimo.
  4. Submissions will  be entered into a draw for some great prizes, including a Parks, Recreation and Culture Active Pass and other prizes to help keep you active.
  5. Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2022 at 4:30 pm.

TAKE 5 ACTIVITY OPTIONS (Choose 5 from the list below):

 Complete an indoor body weight workout
 Go for a run outside
 Visit Maffeo Sutton Park
 Complete an outdoor workout
 Participate in an online yoga class
 Skip for 30 seconds (with or without a rop) and then repeat
 Chase your children around their favourite playground
 Do 30 push-ups (floor or wall)
 Go for a swim at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre or Beban Pool
 Go skating at Nanaimo Ice Centre or Frank Crane Arena
 Practice a martial art
 Go to the driving range
 Try a YouTube fitness class
 Take your dog for a walk at a local park
 Ride your bike or walk instead of drIving to a destination
 Play tennis at one of the City parks, such as Beban Park
 Go sledding in a local park (remember your helmet)
 Speed walk around the Caledonia Park track
 Do 30 sit-ups
 Score 10 baskets in a row
 Play 9 holes of disc golf at Bowen Park
 Participate in an online dance class
 Play road hockey
 Walk the newly renovated Seabold Rotary Park stairs
 Walk Departure Bay Beach
 Try an outdoor workout at Oliver Woods Community Centre
 Go fishing at Diver Lake Park
 Take your children for a roll at the Harewood Skate Park
 Try a new outdoor sport
 Hike Neck Point Park
 Go for a paddle at one our lakes, such as Long Lake
 Play pickleball at Oliver Woods or outdoors
 Do 10 chin-ups at one of our playgrounds
 Play soccer at one of Nanaimo’s turf fields


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