Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie: the return of the Energy Cubes challenge
The Energy Cubes challenge of the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie (GDPL) will begin on Monday and the organization wishes to once again raise awareness among the population, particularly young people, of the importance of physical activity in daily life.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2023, the GDPL will include some special initiatives as part of this challenge scheduled for May 1 to 22 in elementary schools across the province, as well as early childhood centers and also living environments for seniors, and whose objective is to accumulate Energy Cubes (one per 15 minutes of continuous physical activity). The GDPL also confirmed on Tuesday the participation of at least 1,633 establishments.
Thus, he will add a web series – “Force 4” – to his programming. As part of this, a few Quebec artists will encourage young people to move more. Hits by Corneille, Cœur de pirate, Bleu Jeans Bleu and Lisa Leblanc remixed by Debbie Tebbs will serve as the backdrop for choreographies by Vanessa Boudrias that young people will be able to reproduce. In addition, the GDPL will offer the “15 years, it's celebrating at the Cube” competition, which will offer a pair of sports shoes and a sports set to around fifteen students. As many families will get their hands on a SÉPAQ membership and a tent, too.
“What started as a somewhat crazy project in 2008 is now a must in the Quebec schools, an annual event that young people look forward to, said Pierre Lavoie in a press release. I am immensely proud of it, because our challenge tackles a major issue in our society, namely the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle. By making young people aware of the pleasures and benefits of an active life at an early age, there is a good chance that it will serve as an anchor for them throughout their lives.”
As for the 1000 KM, it will start on June 8 in Saguenay (at La Baie) and will end three days later in Varennes.