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NOSM Celebrates 10 Years by Inviting Northern Ontarians to Be Active on September 23

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is turning 10 this year! 

To celebrate a decade of working together for a healthier North, NOSM invites all Northern Ontarians to Be Active with NOSM on September 23 by participating in 30 minutes of physical activity. Get together with your colleagues, friends, neighbours, and family to run, walk, skip, canoe-anything, as long as you're physically active!

One of the many things that NOSM-trained health professionals learn during their training is the importance of preventative medicine. According to Ontario physician Dr. Mike Evans in his presentation 23 ½ Hours, one of the best preventative measures we can take to protect our health is to engage in 30 minutes of physical activity each and every day. Join NOSM on September 23 as part of your daily commitment to exercise to help celebrate a healthier Northern Ontario! 

To learn more about what NOSM has been up to over the last ten years, kindly view the attached Fact Sheet.

Tweet us!
Tweet photos of your physical activity to @thenosm with #beactivewithNOSM, or email them to communications@nosm.ca for a chance to win healthy prizes! We also invite you to wish NOSM a happy anniversary by using #nosmturns10. 

Learn more and register for free at nosm.ca/beactivewithnosm.

Be Active with NOSM

Everyone is invited to participate! We encourage you to get your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours involved.

Any physical activity for 30 minutes. Walk, run, skip, bike, go to the gym, play team sports, ride horses, anything! We also recommend taking advantage of the many activities available to us is Northern Ontario, including swimming, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, beach volleyball, hiking, and more!

NOSM officially kicks off its Be Active with NOSM Campaign on Wednesday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m., but we invite you to be active at any time that is convenient for your schedule that day. We also invite you to make exercise a daily habit now and into the future!

Across Northern Ontario! We invite you to be active on your own or with a group wherever you are, or join a group at any of the following locations:


          Laurentian University

            935 Ramsey Lake Road
            Sudbury, ON
            Athletic Field

     Thunder Bay

          Lakehead University

           983 Oliver Road
           Thunder Bay, ON
           The Hangar

 Communities across the North

 Visit nosm.ca/beactivewithnosm to see if there are events near you.



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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to the education of high quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centered, community-engaged education and research. 

Kimberley Larkin
Communications Officer
Phone: 705-662-7243
Email: klarkin@nosm.ca 


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