About go!PEI

go!PEI is a community-based healthy living initiative connecting Islanders with no-to-low cost physical activity opportunities. All programs are delivered with the support of our seven dedicated community partners: the City of Charlottetown and Summerside, the towns of Cornwall and Stratford, and the three regional sports & recreation councils (Western, Central and Eastern).

We encourage Islanders to get active to the best of their ability - on their own or as part of a group - through the variety of fun programs our community partners offer. Some past programs include:

* Learn to Run

* Walking Clubs

* Hiking

* and much more!

Check out our programs page here to see which activities are currently being offered in your community.

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The go!PEI project is managed by Recreation PEI and has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island.

Our mission is to continue to build a healthier culture on PEI by promoting and connecting Islanders of all ages with physical activity opportunities across the province that are reasonable to low cost. We encourage and support these healthy lifestyle decisions with our dedicated community partners spread across Prince Edward Island.

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Background

Since 2010, go!PEI has been on a mission to build a culture of movement and health on PEI by promoting and connecting Islanders of all ages with healthy living tips and physical activity opportunities across the province that are low-to-no cost. We encourage and support these healthy lifestyle decisions through the work of our seven community partners. We keep our focus on supporting Islanders in a way that makes the healthy choice the simple choice.


The go!PEI initiative has taken many forms since its inception; it has however stayed true to promoting healthy living choices. During our earlier years, go!PEI worked with close to 20 communities to provide free community programs across the province to get Islanders more physically active. This network has since been consolidated to seven dedicated partners: the cities of Charlottetown and Summerside, the towns of Cornwall and Stratford, and the three regional sports and recreation councils (West, Central and East), to span the Island.


The initial programs focused on walking, running, hiking, biking and healthy eating – all offered free of cost with the goal of building local interest and leaders. Program delivery continues to be the priority for our community partners, however, today, you will find a mixture of traditional popular programs such as “Learn to Runs” with new, fun, creative, and diverse offerings from children’s after school, moonlight snowshoeing, kayaking, yoga on the beach, older adult fitness and much more throughout the year.

 

Recreation PEI launched the go!PEI initiative with the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island.