12 388 people launched GASG at Car Free Sunday SG

Singapore , 29 Jul 2018

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12,388 people launched GetActive! Singapore at Car-Free Sunday SG

 

 Minister Grace Fu and Speaker Tan Chuan Jin flags off Nila Walk with members from ActiveSG Football Academy

 

Singapore, 29 July 2018 – The third edition of GetActive! Singapore started off with a bang as 12,388 people got active by taking part in various sporting activities offered at the Padang during Car-Free Sunday SG.

 

The day began with the official Team Singapore Flag Presentation for the upcoming Asian Games, Asian Para Games and Youth Olympic Games, where more than 300 Team Singapore athletes gathered with members of public to sing the national anthem and take the national pledge.

 

This was followed by a 5km Nila walk/run where Guest-of-Honour, Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, flagged off more than 5,000 Team Nila volunteers and members of public to officially launch this year’s GetActive! Singapore.

 

 Participants all ready for the Nila Walk

 

Participants getting ready for the Olympic Day celebrations

Ms Fu said, “Sport brings people together. I am happy to see so many people of all abilities joining in to stay active together! For this year’s GetActive! Singapore, Singaporeans can look forward to a bigger line-up of activities and competitions. Through the partnership with SG Cares, GetActive! Singapore will also offer more than 300 Active Enabler activities for Singaporeans to choose from. I encourage all of you to participate and help others, or volunteer for a cause. Together, we can strengthen the bonds in our community and live better through sport.”

 

 Members of public trying out Kinball

 

Kids participating in the Kids Strider Race

 

Sporting activities that took place during Car-Free Sunday SG included a McDonald’s Family Day, the Epson Youth Challenge football finals as well as free spinning classes in the dark for members of public. For more information on the activities taking place during the week-long GetActive! Singapore, you can visit www.getactive.sg.

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