Coleman Get Outside Day

Coleman has a great new initiative that’s happening this week! Get Outside Day, is a movement to encourage the Canadian government to declare Friday, July 17th a national holiday. The reason? To give everyone more time to get outside!

I think we’re all a little guilty of neglecting the outdoors sometimes. I am not exempt from this. Last Friday my boyfriend picked me up for our typical date night. I thought that we would just head to the movies and grab something to eat. I realized he was driving in the totally opposite direction from the theatre. When I asked where he was going, he simply replied, “It’s a beautiful day. Let’s go to a park.” So we did! We went to Presqu’ile Provincial Park and had an amazing time hanging out by Lake Simcoe.

Why don’t we all do this more often? Sometimes we simply don’t have the time, or just grow used to doing the same indoor activities.

“Spending time outdoors offers enumerable benefits to our overall wellbeing and I’m concerned people aren’t able to find the time to do so. It’s an important part of a healthy lifestyle for children and adults. It’s not just exercise, but the time and experiences we share with friends and family which has a positive impact.” said Dr. Dina Kulik, paediatrician and emergency medicine doctor.

What do you think? Can you get behind this? If so, sign the petition to make June 17th a holiday or find out more about Get Outside Day. What will you do on July 17th? Here are some ideas…


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