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How to Get the Apple Watch ‘Veterans Day’ Activity Challenge in Canada

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Tomorrow is Remembrance Day in Canada, where we honour our veterans from past and present. In the U.S., they call it Veterans Day, and Apple has created a new Activity Challenge for Apple Watch users in America.

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This Activity Challenge will reward Apple Watch users who complete a workout of 11 minutes or more on November 11, as they will get a special badge and iMessage stickers.

Unfortunately, the Activity Challenge is only available for those in the U.S., but an easy workaround will let Canadians participate as well.

How to get the Veterans Day Activity Challenge in Canada? Easy.

Just launch the Apple Watch iOS app on your iPhone, then go to:

General > Language & Region > Region Format > United States

Once this is complete, open the Activity iOS app and you should now see the November 11 Activity Challenge ready and waiting for you to earn the badge.

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For those in the U.S., Apple explains “This Activity Challenge will also be integrated into “Workout for Warriors” events across the country hosted by Team Red, White & Blue, an organization that aims to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.”

Earlier this year, Apple had a Mother’s Day Activity Challenge, again limited to the United States, but this same workaround was also used by Canadians and others worldwide to participate as well.

Let us know if you’ll be trying to earn this challenge tomorrow.

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  • El Cockblock

    As usual, the U.S. believes the world is just them.

  • To be fair, Veteran’s Day is a very different affair in the U.S from our Remembrance Day. While we solemnly remember and mourn our fallen soldiers from past wars and other conflicts, in the U.S. it’s a day for joyfully celebrating and cheering on their men and women in uniform.

    A Veterans Day achievement therefore is much more appropriate. A similar achievement for Remembrance Day would likely be construed as being in bad taste.

    Note that the U.S. equivalent to our Remembrance Day is celebrated as Memorial Day on the last Monday in May.

  • Jackie Kent

    Good observation. You’re right, a ‘poppy challenge’ or equivalent in Canada would not be in good taste.
    That said, it would be nice to see Canadian special badges at some point.

  • El Cockblock

    Did anyone get it? I did several activities on Saturday and I got zip, zero, nada.

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