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Getting an early taste of GetActive Singapore! week

Getting an early taste of GetActive Singapore! week
Culture, Community and Youth Minister Grace Fu with the participants at the Get Active @Sentosa event on Sunday. Photo: Sport Singapore.

Getting an early taste of GetActive Singapore! week

SINGAPORE – The annual GetActive! Singapore week kicked off its second edition on Sunday (March 19) with an event at Sentosa’s Palawan Beach and Palawan Green which saw more than 1,000 participants taking part in sports like ultimate frisbee, beach volleyball, football and an outdoor adventure race.

Held from July 29 to Aug 9, GetActive! Singapore week will give people from all walks of life opportunities to celebrate the nation’s birthday through sports and other activities.

The inaugural event last year included the biennial Singapore National Games, which attracted over 10,000 participants across 21 sports, including six para sports.

While the SNG will only return in 2018, Singaporeans will still get a chance to compete in the different sports at the National Corporate Games, National Masters Games and National Youth Games, which will host a total of 18 sports and six para sports. New sports like cycling, para cycling, ultimate frisbee, petanque, and pickleball will also feature this year.

The popular Sports Festival, which reached out to over 350,000 people last year, will expand to Sentosa Island this year, with the venue to host some festival activities, programmes and sports competitions.

Speaking at the side lines of the Get Active @ Sentosa event on Sunday, Culture, Community and Youth Minister Grace Fu said: “Singaporeans of all abilities and ages will be able to come together through sport with GetActive! Singapore 2017.

“There will be more sporting opportunities for people with disabilities, as well as competitive sports for corporates, youth and seniors. Sport has no barriers, it celebrates diversity and binds us closer together. Let’s get active again, and celebrate our National Day through sport!”

Lim Teck Yin, chief executive officer of Sport Singapore, added: “We want everyone to enjoy an active lifestyle and build shared memories through sport.

“As GetActive! Singapore becomes an integral part of our National Day celebrations, our natural instincts to play and make friends will enrich the shared experiences that strengthen our sense of togetherness and community in Singapore. We encourage all to be part of GetActive! Singapore, have fun and be proud of our community and country.”

Visit www.myactivesg.com/getactivesingapore for more information on GetActive! Singapore 2017.