Moving in Unity Towards a Bigger, Bolder GetActive! Singapore 2023
Celebrating National Day through sport and active play, with more exciting offerings in partnership with NDP at the GetActive!SG Heartland Festivals and 12-days of Majulah Fiesta sporting fun at the Singapore Sports Hub.
Singapore, 29 July 2023 – The GetActive! Singapore (GASG) 2023, the annual national day celebration through sport is back for its eighth edition, from 29 July to 9 August 2023. GASG 2023 will see the addition of the Heartland Festivals, a partnership between NDP and Sport Singapore (SportSG), and the Majulah Fiesta, an event jointly organised by SportSG and Kallang Alive Sport Management (KASM). These collaborations will offer more sport try-outs, competitions, performances, and activities suitable for all ages and abilities, across selected ActiveSG Sport Centres and the Singapore Sports Hub, amongst other locations. The increased sport offerings will allow more people to participate in the festivities as the nation celebrates Singapore’s 58 years of independence through sport and active play.
The GASG 2023 launch held in conjunction with the Civil Service Club Public Service Sports and Family Day (PSSFD) this morning saw more than 3,000 people at the OCBC Square of the Singapore Sports Hub. In true GetActive! Singapore spirit, guest-of-honour Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law Mr Edwin Tong, Head of Civil Service Mr Leo Yip, Senior Management from Sport Singapore (SportSG) and Kallang Alive Sport Management (KASM) pedal-powered up stationary bikes to officially kickstart GASG 2023 and PSSFD.
“This eighth edition of GASG is special because this year is also SportSG’s 50th anniversary. We are celebrating these milestones with more play offerings at our ActiveSG Sport Centres in our heartlands as well as our Sports Hub, so that our community can participate actively and bond through sport. All these have been possible only because we have like-minded partners such as our NDP Exco, our new Sports Hub team and our purple army of Team Nila volunteers all working together. Beyond GASG, there will be more international sporting events, programmes and activities lined up, so do keep a lookout,” said Mr Alan Goh, Chief Executive Officer, SportSG.
Something for everyone at GASG 2023
GASG Sport Festivals and Heartland Festivals
A Sport Festival extravaganza will take place on the weekends between 29 July to 6 August at five ActiveSG Sport Centres1. On 29th and 30th July, water sport enthusiasts can take part in various water sports and fitness activities at the GASG Sport Festivals organised by Team Nila volunteers. Participants can challenge themselves to complete the swimming challenge and water obstacle course or try their hand at canoeing, stand-up paddling, water rock climbing, aqua aerobics and many more. There will also be food and beverage booths and goodie bags up for grabs! On 5th and 6th August, keep fit and have fun at the GASG Heartland Festivals2 – this collaboration with NDP will include sports try-outs, exhibitions, performances, and activities for families. Check out the festivals here: Sport Festivals and Heartland Festivals
Pesta Sukan will continue to promote camaraderie through friendly competitions and encourage future generations to live better through sport. This year, Pesta Sukan will be happening from 15 July to 6 August and participants can choose from 30 sports, 11 para sports and four signature events including a Round Island Bike Adventure and the Vertical Challenge. Embrace a challenge here: Pesta Sukan
Active Health – ‘Measuring is Knowing’ Launch
At the GASG showcase at the Kallang Wave Mall Atrium from 29 July to 8 August, visitors can gain useful knowledge and understand the benefits of measuring up at Active Health’s ‘Measuring is Knowing’ campaign. They will learn more about their fitness and health status and find their own “Active Health Web”. Backed by sport science, the Active Health Web aims to guide participants on where they stand in the five fitness components of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, balance, muscular power, and agility. Upon completion, participants will receive digital resource to help them improve on their identified component to work on, including a simple self-guided assessment they can perform on a regular basis to track their progress.
At the Active Health experiential zone, visitors who have completed the Active Health Web will be issued a pass to qualify and compete in the “Active Health Challenge” where they will also learn how the different components of physical fitness relate to everyday activities. Find out more about the Active Health Experience.
GetActive! Workout 2023: Dance Of The Nation
What’s GASG without the popular GetActive! Workout 2023: Dance Of The Nation? The GetActive! Workout 2023: Dance Of The Nation remains a staple in every GASG campaign, to rally Singaporeans to keep active through dance fitness, no matter where they are. Similar to last year, Singaporeans and residents are encouraged to submit a video of themselves, family or friends performing the dance moves together, to the NDP 2023 Theme Song, “Shine Your Light”. Participants can share their dance on their Instagram3 or TikTok4 with the hashtags #DanceOfTheNation and #DOTN23 to be eligible for the NDP-organised contest and lucky draw. Watch the new GASG Workout 2023 video here: GetActive! Workout 2023: Dance Of The Nation.
Majulah Fiesta at the Singapore Sports Hub
Seniors’ Sports Day and Launch of ActiveX
Seniors’ Sports Day will return for its third edition on 3rd August 2023, this time with school children joining the seniors in the sport try-outs and playing reimagined kampung games such as Bola Tin Soccer and Bullseye Chapteh. This encourages bonding between seniors and youths and supports seniors to improve their fundamental movement skills while playing their favourite childhood games.
The one-day event will also see the launch of ActiveX, a new initiative that promotes active ageing as part of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Refreshed Action Plan for Successful Ageing and encourages intergenerational bonding through sport. Through ActiveX, SportSG hopes to connect seniors and youths to participate in sport-related activities regularly to promote a sense of belonging and nurture bonds which will in turn, create a self-sustaining support network.
Nurture Kids Festival and Launch of Fun Smart Move Smart – Learning to Move, Moving to Learn resource guide (2023 Edition)
The Nurture Kids Festival will host its first full-fledged physical event since the Covid-19 pandemic on 4 August 2023. There will be a National Day Observance Ceremony, GASG Dance of the Nation Workout, and engaging fundamental movement skills (FMS) inspired activities for pre-schoolers. The Fun Start Move Smart – Learning to Move, Moving to Learn resource guide (2023 Edition) will also be launched at the event. The resource guide presents a key shift in focus, from learning FMS in isolation to using movement to build a strong foundation in FMS for pre-schoolers, with the aim of supporting children towards a healthy and active lifestyle.
Lion City Dance Convention and Youth Creates Ramp It Up Competition
Feeling groovy? Catch exhilarating dance performances at the Lion City Dance Convention and skateboarding tricks at the YouthCreates Ramp It Up Competition, which will take place at the OCBC Square and SportSG Auditorium from 29 July to 9 August 2023. The 12-day event will feature a series of street dance competitions, battles, workshops, and even a music festival where local and international artistes and DJs will take to the stage and enthral the crowd. It will also see the return of the YouthCreates Ramp It Up Skateboarding MiniRamp Competition and the Shredder Series skateboarding clinics for competitive skaters and those who would like to learn the basics of skateboarding respectively.
Majulah Fiesta Finale
It will be a full day of activities and entertainment for all ages to celebrate the nation’s 58th birthday at the Majulah Fiesta Finale. Patrons will be able to experience interactive virtual activities, engaging workouts, thrilling games, creative workshops, and delicious food. Families and friends can also gather at the OCBC Square and Stadium Roar for a delightful picnic to accompany the exhilarating National Day Parade live broadcast. Finish the day with a bang as night falls, and enjoy the awesome live fireworks display at the Singapore Sports Hub - a fitting finale tothis memorable celebration.
Going Green at GASG 2023
In support of the Singapore Green Plan for a resilient future and sustainable living, SportSG will continue to prioritise eco-friendly options and drive outreach efforts to raise environmental awareness. At GASG 2023, organisers will reduce single use plastic bottles reuse, and recycle venue pressing and sports equipment, amongst other sustainability efforts.
1. ActiveSG Woodlands Sport Centre, ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sport Centre, ActiveSG Jurong West Sport Centre, ActiveSG Bedok Stadium and Our Tampines Hub 2. GASG Heartland Festivals activities (4:00 pm to 9:00 pm): ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sport Centre, Woodlands Sport Centre, Jurong West Sport Centre and Bedok Sport Centre will operate on 5 and 6 Aug while Our Tampines Hub will only be operating on 6 Aug 2023 3. Applicable to accounts that are set to public only 4.Applicable to accounts that are set to public only