Recreation Opportunities for Kids had people biking, rowing and walking to Banff, Alberta, last night... but only in a virtual sense. Executive Director Lynne Parker was at Stride Place and shares what happened.

"We are trying to collectively get as many kilometres as we can on the treadmill, the rower, and the exercise bike," explains Parker. "And we're collectively trying to get to Banff before 10:00 p.m. We've got a long way to go," she laughs.

That was their progress at 6:00 p.m. last night. In total they made it just past Regina before the night was over.

Parker says the effort was taking place both at Stride Place and Southport's Central Plains RecPlex. Recreations manager Mark Austin came up with the idea and they partnered with Portage Regional Recreation Authority general manager David Sattler for some equipment for the task at Stride Place. Their combined efforts would accumulate kilometres to raise funds and help kids' programs. She says they sold baked goods, and donations are given by people who help raised kilometres on the bikes by doing what they can with a couple of dollars. All money raised helps more kids get active.

Altogether they raised $330 which was enough to cover swimming lessons for four children, with possibly more funds coming in today.

Display table at Stride Place