2015-16 Grand Prize Winner
March 31, 2016
On April 19, 2016, Joan Paulin was presented with the Grand Prize Vermont E-Bike, courtesy of Daymak Inc. after being randomly selected from a list of eligible residents that registered a free account on the interactive online tool and logged at least one active trip.
Paulin was introduced to the Active Switch Program after joining several Community Rides coordinated by the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee. Since then, Paulin has been a loyal supporter of the Active Switch Program, and we couldn't be happier for her and her daughter, who will be making great use of the E-Bike.
Read Paulin's journey on making the Active Switch:
"In the summer of 2013, I knew I needed to get more active because I was starting to put on weight. I was over 50 years old and I had been walking my 2 golden retrievers about four kilometres a day, 5 days a week for years but it was no longer enough to stop the weight gain. I decided to try bike riding. I chose to motivate myself to get on my bike by joining the Mississauga Community Rides and that is where I found the Active Switch Program. I signed up immediately because it was a way to track my progress. I earned badges for accumulating activity, by doing activity daily and for every kilometre I travelled whether walking or riding. I set goals for myself. I wanted to log an activity every day whether it was walking or riding. It wasn't easy to do but I tried to walk a minimum of one kilometre a day on days that I had not done any activity. I challenged myself to maintain or increase slightly my distances every week.
The Active Switch Program and the Community Rides have started me on a more active lifestyle. I now ride on small bike tours: my biggest was the 60 kilometre Tour de Mississauga last year. I was convinced I couldn't do it, that the distance was too long, but I did it and it has increased my confidence in my abilities.
I love riding my bike now. It isn't always easy to get off the couch but I know how much better I feel and that makes me know that I won't stop. And it all started with the Community Rides and Active Switch.
I cannot believe that I won the E-Bike from participating in the Active Switch Program but, for me, it is truly a special gift. I just recently purchased a new bike (for meeting the activity goals I set for myself last year) so the E-Bike is not for me. It is for my 26 year old daughter who was a very active teenage athlete with a cardiac system second to none. She was recently diagnosed with a rare lung disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, that makes it impossible for her to run, ride a bike or even lift weights. The electric bike means that she can continue to be active to the extent of her abilities knowing that her bike will get her through the tough parts of the ride.
Thank you so much Active Switch."
Walktober Month | October 5 - 31, 2015
2014-15 Grand Prize Draw Winner
March 31, 2015
We Have a Winner!
On April 29, 2015, Mary-Jane Winch was presented with the Grand Prize, a Gatto Electric Scooter after being randomly selected from a list of eligible residents that registered a free account on the interactive online tool and logged at least one active trip.
Winch credits the Active Switch Program for helping her achieve a healthy lifestyle. “I’ve always wanted to be more active and healthy, when Active Switch came along it was a fun and easy way to track my weekly exercise. Thanks to Active Switch I have lost 20lbs!”
With temperatures finally hitting the double digits, this is a great time for Mississauga residents to get involved and take advantage of the free Active Switch Community Program to help create a healthier, cleaner and more vibrant community. Start logging your active trips on the Active Switch online tool today for a chance to win next year's grand prize! We are excited to announce that Daymak Inc. will be providing next year's grand prize.
Refer a friend or family member for a chance to WIN!
December 16 - 30, 2014
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Active Switch Referral Contest from December 17 - 30, 2014.
In order to participate and be eligible to win, registered users of the Active Switch Program in Mississauga had to successfully refer a fellow resident to register an Active Switch account. Each successful referral counted as an entry to win tickets to a Toronto Raptors game. Details of the game were as follows:
Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets
Air Canada Centre
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Tipoff at 7:30PM!
Congratulations to Julia
for winning the tickets.
Contest Rules and Regulations
Snap & Track Campaign
October 1 - November 30, 2014
The Snap & Track Campaign has come to an end!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Snap & Track Campaign from October 1 to November 30, 2014. Residents of the City of Mississauga had
until the end of November to find five murals located along trails in the city.
Romar for winning a one month free pass (valued at $150)to
Moksha Yoga Studio at Square One
Todd for winning a flight simulator experience
gift certificate for two at Air Combat Zone.
Snap and Track 2014- Rules and Regulations