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Events · 5th March 2010
We won the Quadra vs. Gabriola Fitness Challenge, the “everything counts” fitness battle!

Back in January, Vitalis Gym challenged the residents of Gabriola Island to a challenge for a cause. The stakes were high; the winning island would get to spend a portion of the losing island’s proceeds on a project of that community’s choice.

So we’ve walked, biked, jogged, Frisbee golfed and (recently!) gardened through our 6 week Fitness Challenge and the results are in!

Quadra has done it! After lagging behind Gabriola’s strong effort from the beginning, we have persevered and ended the Challenge strong. In true Quadra fashion, those on “island time” were a deciding factor, with many participants submitting multiple weeks near the end. This made for a stunning come-from-behind victory!

The final total for Gabriola is 85,122 km and for Quadra, 91,875 km.

We would like to recognize Anthony Smith and Linda Gray as our most traveled participants, covering 1,789.85 and 1,630.35 km respectively.

The playground at the Community Centre is the chosen recipient of the proceeds. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the challenge!