2126e4c5-6d71-4ae3-b553-635cad173e5fTeam Nila volunteers and SportSG staff working hand in hand at ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sport Centre at the Heartland Festivals. Photo Credit : SportSG


It's been hailed as the largest annual countdown campaign to the nation's birthday. Since its inception in 2016 by Sport Singapore, GetActive! Singapore (GASG) has reached out to hundreds of thousands across the island, with the main objective of using sport as a prelude to celebrating National Day. With every passing year, the GASG campaign gained momentum, while programmes and events started to be more creative and inclusive. And by 2023, the annual 12-day celebration had also been included in the larger scheme of things, especially with fireworks taking place at 5 sporting venues during the Heartland Festivals. 

This year's GASG campaign was organised to its full scale of activities and programmes, prior to the start of the global pandemic. Counting down to the nation's 58th birthday celebrations on 9 August, Singaporeans of all ages had a wide spectrum of sporting activities to participate in. 

8 years in, a highlight of GASG for Sport Singapore continues to be the coming together of the organization’s workforce, as staff from across all divisions take on assignments beyond their usual job scopes and duties, truly exemplifying the Sport Singapore way: a passion for sport, strength through teamwork and care for its people. This also includes hundreds of Team Nila volunteers, event organizers and partners, making GASG 2023 a resounding success.

Let's take a lookback with these photos :

IMG_4252Team Nila volunteers, SAF personnel and SportSG staff in a combined effort, organising the Heartland Festival at the ActiveSG Jurong West Sport Centre. Photo Credit : SportSG


1fd80e46-8f5d-48ff-8dae-bb850c683e4aSAF personnel and SportSG staff coming together for the Heartland Festival at the ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sport Centre. Photo Credit : SportSG


Copy of Heartland Festivals @ Our Tampines Hub (3)Team Nila volunteers assisting with the Heartland Festival at Our Tampines Hub. Photo Credit : SportSG


dd61e89a-a951-426c-8be6-e1f6fcbafdc4Team Nila volunteers and SportSG staff in Toa Payoh Sport Hall for GASG-Active Health related programme. Photo Credit : SportSG


333481d0-4f5d-4d59-b11f-f575fad7ab01Plenty of smiles for the Workforce at ActiveSG Sport Centre for the Heartland Festival. Photo Credit : SportSG


WhatsApp Image 2023-08-08 at 5.59.08 PMCelebrating the end of a successful Majulah Fiesta campaign. Photo Credit : SportSG


For more colourful moments of camarderie and teamwork, catch the Photo Gallery below. (Click on the photo to expand the view)

From the Singapore Sports Hub to the five ActiveSG Sport Centres of the Sport Festivals and Heartland Festivals, the Kallang Practice Track and other venues islandwide, Sport Singapore staff and Team Nila Volunteers were out in full force to bring the positive vibes of GASG to the masses. Staff across all levels (including senior management), were also part of the hands-on organising/running of events on the ground. After months of pre-planning for this gigantic task, Sport Singapore came together to stage the annual extravaganza in a safe, exciting and joy-filled manner, using Sport as a way to celebrate the nation's birthday. 

13ae87bf-1654-4a13-9681-16051efe4ce5Thumbs Up for a job well done at Toa Payoh Sports Hall. Photo Credit : SportSG


WhatsApp Image 2023-08-17 at 2.14.11 PMTime out for a quick bite during GASG 2023. Photo Credit : SportSG


1A092464-6D69-4D6E-BC30-DC01E3B1AC3C_1_105_cReliving Timbuk 3's famous song, "The Future's so bright, I gotta wear Shades". Photo Credit : SportSG


Over the 12-day GetActive! Singapore campaign, thousands participated in key events such as Pesta Sukan, YouthCreates, Seniors' Sports Day, Nurturekids Festival, Majulah Fiesta, Heartland Festivals and much more. So don't forget to join us in 2024!

Meanwhile, for more colourful, exciting and memorable photos from Get Active Singapore 2023, click here.