Citizens of Vulcan, Alberta are pretty active these days.
Citizens of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada are trying to live as long as possible by prospering as hard as they can. The city of Vulcan, named after the Roman god of fire, not the pointy-eared, devil-looking aliens from Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek television show, is 19,000 people deep (as of 2016’s census). It’s not incredibly big, but the Star Trek capital of Canada is very resilient.
Defeating larger cities like Edmonton and Calgary, 250 denizens of the city logged in a combined two million minutes of activity to win the ParticipACTION Community Action Challenge’s regional grand prize of $12,000 USD ($15,000 CAD).
"The “ParticipACTION Community Active Challenge” encouraged cities across the country to up their game in the area of physical fitness during June, and Vulcan ended up beating out big cities like Edmonton and Calgary to take the regional top prize of $15,000 CAD (about $12,000 USD, or about 11-1/3 bars of Gold Pressed Latinum). Overall, 250 Vulcans participated and logged over two million minutes of physical activity in the official ParticipACTION app."
The city of Vulcan did not win the whole kit and caboodle, however. Those dastardly do-rights up in North Greenville, Ontario, Canada won the grand prize of $100,000.
Vulcan is just one of many cities fans should think about visiting
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Vulcan seems like a chill place to visit if you’re a Star Trek fan. Especially with their Vul-Con event and numerous nods and references throughout the city that embraces Star Trek. Their city has Star Trek-stylized lettering and a Federation ship sits outside of the Vulcan tourism building, commonly called Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station.
They’re not the only place that has something worthwhile for Star Trek fans. Bloomington, ID has a Captain Kathryn Janeway statue that was erected and revealed in 2020, with a digital appearance from the Captain herself, Kate Mulgrew.
Riverside, IA also has its own Star Trek connection. Riverside is the fictitious home of one James T. Kirk, and much like Bloomington has a statue celebrating the captain. Though, there’s debate whether or not Kirk actor William Shatner gave his blessing for it. The city also has Sar Trek banners adorned throughout the town and Star Trek imagery on the post office wall, the crosswalks are adorned with the Delta symbol and even the local eatery has a Star Trek sign outside its restaurant. They even have a Star Trek museum of sorts that sells some nifty memorabilia.
Then in Ticonderoga, NY, you have an entire set you can tour that’s designed after the original U.S.S. Enterprise. Every piece of the set has been painstakingly re-created to look just like the ship in the original show.