The ParticipACTION Teen Challenge E-Newsletter is a bi-monthly email communication brought to you by Recreation NL. This newsletter  brings the latest information on the Teen Challenge, ParticipACTION initiatives and  physical activity right to your inbox.       

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge 
January 2017                                         

Upcoming Grant Deadlines
Grant Deadline For programs taking place between:
February 17th, 2107 March  - May

Before applying for a Teen Challenge Grant please review our

To apply for a grant, click here!  

Success Story - Cormack, NL

" Our Teen Challenge [program] was conducted over four weeks and consisted of three after school programs and one weekend program [per week]. We introduced our youth to a variety of field and court sports, describing the field and court layouts using videos and slides, discussing the rules of play and then trying out the sports by bringing them to the field/court for fun practices. The sports reviewed were: ultimate disc, singles & doubles tennis, soccer, basketball, and softball. During the program we noted a bit of interest and willingness to learn which was followed up with youth organizing the games themselves after the program was over. Of course the outdoor playing season has ended but we intend to carry this method forward again in the spring to refresh them on these games. Their knowledge of a variety of sports can be passed along to pre-teens at regular after school programs and summer camps."

LAST CHANCE to apply!
Healthy Eating Youth  Advisory Council 

I f you:
  • Are between the ages of 16-21
  • Want to get involved in your community
  • Want to gain valuable volunteer and health promotion experiences
  • Are interested in healthy eating
...then Eat Great and Participate's upcoming HEALTHY EATING YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL is for you! Click here to apply, the deadline is January 31st, 2017.

Contact Stephanie O'Brien for more information at 729-4432 or

Don't forget to follow Eat Great and Participate on Facebook and Twitter!

ParticipACTION's 150 Play List Revealed

It's time to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, and ParticipACTION has got the ultimate Play List to get you moving - 150 activities that define our land and people - from sledge hockey to lacrosse to snow shoveling and more. SO get out there, try as many as you can, track your activities online through ParticipACTION's website and earn chance to win some great prizes!

ParticipACTION will be doing a cross-country tour with three stops in Newfoundland & Labrador, check the upcoming tour dates for more information!

Inclusive Recreation & Parasport Session in Central NL

The Recreation and Sport for Persons with a Disability Initiative teamed up with Easter Seals NL and Parasport NL to deliver an Inclusive Recreation and Parasport session in Gander on January 10th and Grand Falls-Winsor on January 11th. The purpose of these sessions were to promote and create awareness of the options available for persons with a disability in the field of recreation and sport as well as provide resources to the participants on implementing inclusive activities into their communities. The sessions provided the opportunity to learn and discover six inclusive activities including: Sledge Hockey, Goalball, Boccia, Athletics, Curling & Cross-Country Skiing.

For information on the Recreation and Sport for Persons with a Disability Initiative please click here or contact Megan Cummings at

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The programs of the association are financially supported by the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador 

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