150 Play List Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common 150 Play List questions, including those related to events, prizes, and key dates.

  • What is the 150 Play List program?

    The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a national program designed to encourage all Canadians to sit less and move more. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’ve created the ultimate list of physical activities that define us as Canadian. Participate by challenging yourself to complete them all in 2017 and earn chances to win some amazing prizes, along the way.

  • What are start and end dates for the 150 Play List program?

    The 150 Play List will launch on January 6, 2017 and will close on December 2nd, 2017. 150 Play List Community Program or Event registration will open on January 16, 2017 and close on December 2, 2017.

  • Is it free to join the 150 Play List?

    Yes, there is no cost to sign up for the 150 Play List. 

  • How can I sign up for 150 Play List?

    After January 6th, visit participACTION.com/150 and follow the prompt to sign up, by entering your email. Or, connect your Facebook account for easy registration.

  • Can I still participate if I don’t have Facebook?

    Yes. If you are not a Facebook user, you can sign up for the Play List by following the prompts and entering your email. However, some of the site’s features (sharing activities, portions of the leaderboard) are only available to Facebook users.

  • How old do you need to be to register for the 150 Play List?

    You must be a Canadian resident aged 13 years or older.

  • How did you pick the final list of 150 activities?

    The ParticipACTION 150 Play List was created by Canadians for Canadians. From October to December 2016, Canadians submitted or voted on the physical activities they wanted to make the list. The final list was based on Canadians’ votes, as well as expert input from our Play List Advisory Committee, a group of representatives from a variety of diverse stakeholder groups across Canada, to ensure the list reflects the diversity of Canada.

  • Is there still time to vote for activities?

    No, voting closed on December 9th, 2016.

  • How do I track an activity?

    Log in to your account and scroll down to the 150 Play List Activity Centre. On the “Find Activities” tab, search or scroll to find the activity you’ve recently completed. Once you’ve found the activity you wish to track, click the card and then the “Track this Activity” button. After tracking an activity, the checkmark on the front of the card will turn green.

    You can also add activities you intend to try at a later date to your Wish List by tapping the “Add to Wish List” button. And for quick access, the last 7 activities you’ve tracked will appear on the “Recently Completed” tab.

  • How can you prove that someone has completed an activity?

    We’re relying on the honour system, here. This program is intended to help you learn more about what physical activities you love, so that you’re more likely to keep doing them. Our hope is that you try new activities honestly, and you honestly have fun while doing them!


  • Why can I only log 10 activities per day?

    There is a realistic amount of time we expect the average person will need to work through the Play List. For some it might be a few months, but for others, it might be a full year. Even if you were to rush through completing all 150, we believe you could only realistically check off 10 activities in one day.

  • How many contest entries can I obtain for completing an activity?

    You will earn 5 entries for registering, 10 for your first activity, and 1 entry for every completed activity following that.


  • What happens if I complete all 150 activities?

    As you check activities off the Play List, you will earn entries into weekly, monthly and grand-prize draws. So, the more activities you complete, the more chances you will have to win. Being active is its own reward, but a little motivation never hurt.


  • How do I earn badges?

    Participate! The more activities you participate in and check off the list, the more likely you are to unlock new badges for things like consecutive day streaks, collecting unique sets and combinations of activities and special occasions like featured activity days and national holidays. There are more than 80 badges in total — and we challenge you to collect them all!


  • How can I find my ranking on the leaderboard?

    First, make sure you’re logged in. Then, visit the Leaderboard and scroll down to see how you rank!


  • How do I stay up-to-date with ParticipACTION 150 Play List news?

    Visit the 150 Feed to see how Canada is responding to the 150 Play List. Or, sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page, pretty please with a cherry on top!


  • How do I become eligible to win a prize?

    To become eligible to win prizes, click Register on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List home page and complete the required fields to create an account – including the contest opt-in. If you do not complete the contest opt-in, you can still log activities and collect badges, but you will not earn contest entries.


  • What prizes are available to be won?

    Prizes include gift cards, activity trackers, trips for 2 to Canada’s most beautiful locations, and even a 2017 Chevrolet vehicle of your choice (up to $40,000 value)!


  • How many prizes can I win per month?

    There is no limit, so keep logging your activities!

  • How do I find out if I’ve won something?

    If you win a prize, a notification will pop-up on your screen when you log in to the site. Clicking on this notification will allow you to view details about your prize and how to claim it. An email will also be sent to the address you provided during registration.

  • How are the prize winners chosen?

    Prize winners are chosen based on a random draw. But remember, the more activities you track, the more entries you earn and the better your odds of winning.

  • What is the difference between a 150 Play List Tour Stop and a 150 Play List Community Event?

    As part of the program, our ParticipACTION 150 Play List crew will be traveling from coast to coast across Canada in 2017 for 100 different events, big and small. These official Tour Stops are where you will be able to register on-site, meet our Play List crew and participate in a few activities on the Play List. Community Events are activities and programs arranged and hosted by local organizations or sport associations in celebration of the ParticipACTION 150 Play List.

  • How can I find events and programs happening in my community?

    A complete list of all official ParticipACTION 150 Play List Tour Stops and local Community Events is available on our Events page . A chronological list of upcoming events can be found on the side, or you can search the map to find events closest to you. Official 150 Play Tour Stop events are also listed under Events on the ParticipACTION Facebook page.

  • How can I tell people about the Community Program or Event I am hosting?

    Visit the Community Resources page to register your local 150 Play List event or program. Events and programs that are open to the public will be posted on the Events page.

  • Can I get support for the Community Program or Event I am hosting?

    When you register your event or program, you’ll be eligible to get an Event Celebration Kit that includes 150 Play List signage, prizing, and more (while supplies last). 

    We have also prepared downloadable toolkits to support community, workplace and school events. These kits feature printable posters, tips for planning and promoting your event or program, and more!

    ParticipACTION has also developed a micro-granting program, administered by viaSport, that will support community organizations, schools and municipalities who are planning to deliver 150 Play List programs and events in 2017. The programs or events should be inclusive, open to all free of charge, or at a minimal cost, and give the participants the opportunity to complete one or more of the physical activities on the 150 Play List.

    Microgrants range from $300 and $1000 and can support qualified instructors, equipment, marketing and promotion and other costs that will make the program or event even more impactful.

    The grant application, guidelines and eligibility criteria can be found here

  • What is the latest date I can submit information for a community event?

    The final day to hold a community event or program is December 2, 2017 and event submissions will remain open until this date. That said, to run a successful 150 Play List event, we recommend you give yourself ample time to plan, promote and secure administration for the day, including volunteers. Additionally, Event Celebration Kits are on a “while supplies last” basis, so we encourage you to register your event earlier in the year to increase the chance that you’ll receive one.

  • Do I need a Facebook account to register my Community Program or Event?

    No, you don't.

  • Does the ParticipACTION 150 Play List support schools or organizations looking to join the program?

    We encourage any kind of organization to register and host 150 Play List Programs and Events – whether you’re a school, workplace or community organization. 

    Downloadable toolkits that include tips and tricks for success, printable assets to promote your event or program, and more are available on the Community Resources page and following event registration. Kits are customized for specific group needs to make planning easy and fun. 

    For example, the school kit contains options to bring the 150 Play List to life during classroom time or alternatively, in phys-ed class. We’ve also provided the assets to turn your school play day into a 150 Play List Play Day.

  • What is ParticipACTION?

    ParticipACTION is a national non-profit, charitable organization that helps Canadians sit less and move more. Originally established in 1971, ParticipACTION works with its partners, which include sport, physical activity, recreation organizations, government and corporate sponsors, to make physical activity a vital part of everyday life. 

  • How can I volunteer with ParticipACTION?

    Thanks for your interest, but we aren’t currently looking for volunteer support at this time. 

  • Why is physical activity important to Canadians?

    There are countless reasons why you should be more active. Put simply, being more active means living a better life. When you meet the guidelines for your age group, you reduce the risk of chronic disease while creating a more focused mind, a stronger, fitter body, and all in all, a more enjoyable life. 

  • I’m very busy. How can I find the time to get active?

    We can relate. But, being active doesn’t have to mean hours of work at the gym. We have a million and one ideas to help you sneak more physical activity into the routines in your daily life. Follow our blog Pep Talk to see some of our time-saving ideas.

  • What are some tips for sustaining regular activity?

    Schedule activity in to your calendar. If it’s booked in your calendar, you’re more likely to follow through. Learn all about the power of positive routines. Let social time do double-duty and get active with your friends and family. Just getting started? Try our beginner’s walking program for an easy way to get started. 

  • How can I get my family involved in physical activity?

    Research shows that positive peer and family influence have an effect on improving the physical activity levels of others. Kudos to you for stepping up as an active role model. Every family is different, so we’d suggest you search for tips and ideas in our blog and try something that works best for you.

  • Where can I see a full list of all 150 activities?

    You can see and print the full list of 150 activities here.

  • How do I untrack an activity?

    In accordance with our contest rules and regulations and associated contest entries for weekly, monthly and grand prizes a user CANNOT uncheck an activity once it has been tracked. If an activity was tracked in error be sure to get out there and complete that activity!

  • Which browsers are compatible with the ParticipACTION 150 Play List web experience?

    The ParticipACTION 150 Play List program supports the current version and the previous version for each of the major browsers, including Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. While much of the website functionality will operate correctly in outdated browser versions, for the optimal user experience you will want to update your preferred browser.

  • Why do some users have so many points/entries within the leaderboard?

    Users will earn bonus points for tracking new activities for the first time as well as an initial sign-up bonus. This can result in some users earning many entries into each weekly draw but remember this resets each week so be sure to stay active to increase your chances to win. You also get points for tracking an activity each time you complete it.

  • Why am I not eligible for entries into the draws for prizing?

    Users are not eligible for prizes until completing their account registration. This includes providing your date of birth and location in accordance with the ParticipACTION 150 Play List contest rules and regulations. This information will be used to confirm identity for prize winners and will not be shared with any third party.

  • Why is personal information like date or birth, location and phone required to participate in draws for prizing?

    This information is required to ensure registrants in the ParticipACTION 150 Play List are of legal age to participate and also to confirm identity for prize winners to ensure prizes are correctly awarded. Your date of birth and location are required but your phone number is optional, but remember, your phone number will make it easier for us to contact you if you are selected as a prize winner.

  • Why am I not able to search for my city or town while registering?

    City and province search is done through the Google Maps application programming interface (API) and some cities and towns are not listed due to size or other municipal rules. In the event you cannot locate your city or town, simply select the next closest city, town, larger region or municipality your city or town would fall under.

  • How can I get the 150 Play List Crew to stop at my event/in my city?

    Unfortunately, all of our tour stops have already been scheduled but we encourage all interested organizations, schools and municipalities to host their own 150 Play List event or program. For more information on hosting a Play List event or program visit the Community Resources page.  And while you're there don’t forget to register your event or program, any that are open to the public and have a participatory opportunity will appear on the Tour Stops & Events page of our website.

  • When can I apply for a micro-grant and what are the deadlines?

    Applications will open for micro-grants on January 16th.  Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm PST on February 8, April 24, August 21 (pending remaining funds). For more information and to view the guidelines and criteria click here.  Applicants will be notified if their request was approved approximately one month after each application deadline.

  • Why didn’t my activity make the list?

    The ParticipACTION 150 Play List was built by Canadians for Canadians. By that we mean that Canadians were invited to submit and vote for their favourite activities from October through December in 2016. If you submitted an activity and it did not appear on the final list, it may have been for one or more reasons.

    First, the activity might not have received enough votes.

    Second, the list was reviewed and consulted on by the Play List Advisory Committee, a group of representatives from a variety of diverse stakeholder groups in Canada to ensure the list was inclusive and reflected the diversity of Canada. If your activity did not make the list, it is because it did not meet our criteria. The criteria for our decision-making was focused on the following key tenets: physical activity, adaptability, diversity, gender equity and minimal barriers to entry.

    Finally, some activities that didn’t make the final list may appear as variations of a similar activity. We encourage you to read the activity description pages to learn what the variations are as trying any one of them will check the activity off your list.

    We want to thank all Canadians for their activity submissions but we are not making changes to the final ParticipACTION 150 Play List. We hope that even if your activity did not make the final Play List that you will find a new physical activity you might enjoy by participating.

  • Some of the activities are quite expensive or inaccessible.  How can I check them off my list?

    We worked with the ParticipACTION 150 Play List Advisory Committee to ensure the list was inclusive and reflected the diversity of Canada. It has been our top priority to ensure that all activities are as accessible as possible to Canadians of any age, ability and stage in life.

    This includes substitutions or variations of each activity that may be easier to achieve from home, or may be of lower cost to participants.

    To get more information on each activity, click on the ‘Learn More’ link below each activity box. Here you can learn about the history of the activity, how to play, and ways to adapt the activity to support people with sensory, learning/cognitive disabilities or mobility limitations.

  • Is it possible to register/track as a group?

    No, users may only register for the 150 Play List as individuals. However, register using Facebook to track and compete against friends using the Facebook Leaderboard. In addition, we encourage you to host your own group events using the 150 Play List tools. Please visit the "Community Resources" section for more information and to access these tools.

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CONTACT
Michelle Murray
Communications Coordinator