Sask in Motion will be publicly announcing the winner of their Go Out and Play Challenge and $10,000 on March 15th. Wilkie residents are crossing their fingers, and hoping they logged enough minutes of activity, to be announced the winner.

25 communities across the province participated in the Go Out and Play Challenge this year, which involved residents creating a profile and logging their physical activity minutes each day. Each community had from March 1st - 10th to log minutes.

Recreation Director, Steven Lutsch said that Wilkie was able to log in 20,474 minutes."We promoted it through social media, online. That was another part of the project is to promote it and getting people out, going to the school, and getting community organizations involved."

The Challenge wrapped up on Saturday, with Wilkie having one last hurrah to try and log minutes. Lutsch said they planned an afternoon outside, taking advantage of the nice weather and snow, "We had a capture the flag, snowball fight event. That went well on Saturday, the 10th, as a windup for the event."

If they win, Lutsch said they would put the money towards organizing a cross country ski and snowshoe club, "We would just buy a shed to house the equipment and then buy the equipment, skis and snowshoes. So that's how we would spend the money if we were successful."

Even if Wilkie is unsuccessful in claiming the grand prize, Lutsch said they might still try and organize a club through different funding.

And there's always next year, "I think we'll try again for it next year too. It was a good opportunity to draw interest to community involvement."

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