Hey gang. It's Dave Shumka hosting for one more week.

Today I spotted this article about Canada's ParticipACTION fitness program. You remember the TV spots with Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod reminding you to keep fit and have fun.

In a country that is so geographically large, there are plenty of regionalisms but what experiences do all Canadians share? According to one cultural historian, "There are very few things you can touch and say, ‘This is uniquely Canadian and we can all cling to it,’ but ParticipACTION is one of those things."

WHAT EXPERIENCES UNITE CANADIANS FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST?

What do all of us share - regardless of age/sex/location? Also, do you credit ParticipACTION with keeping you fit?

In other fitness news, congrats to Toronto mayor Rob Ford on wrapping up his weight-loss program early. Mission accomplished.

posted by Dave Shumka on May 28, 2012