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.       

MARCH 2016                                        
Updates and Reminders

We're three months into the new year and thrilled to see the amazing grant applications coming in! As a friendly reminder, all community organizations are required to submit a success story and complete the grant survey once your funded event/program has completed.

Why complete your success story? Well, the ParticipACTION team loves hearing about the amazing programs happening across the country - and it helps us connect and inspires other community organizations! In addition, completing your success story and grant recipient survey makes you eligible to apply for future funding!

Need inspiration? Check out the stories that have already been submitted:
Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Our next grant funding deadline is Friday, May 6th, 2016. Registerd organizations can apply for up to $500 for program funding for programs taking place March - June.  Visit our website for more information.

Grant Deadlines:
For Programs Taking Place Between:
May 6th, 2016
August 19th, 2016
November 18th, 2016

Before applying for a Teen Challenge Grant please review our
Welcome New Community Organizations

Deer Lake Spikers Girls Volleyball
Meadows Recreation Committee
Shea Heights Community Centre
St. Kevin's Junior High
Frank Roberts Junior High
Dunne Memorial Academy
Holy Trinity High School
Twilling ate Recreation Committee
Leary's Brook Junior High
I. Sullivan Memorial 4-H Club
Summerside 4-H Rockets
4-H Challenging Pioneers
Success Story
Active After School - Cormack, NL

Teens devoted 8 weeks of fall after school hours, 2 hours one day a week , to coordinating a variety of sport programs for themselves and kids ages 9-12. Sports included: frisbee, ball hockey, dodgeball, softball, volleyball, pinball, badminton, soccer, bocci, basketball and fun relays. It was a great way to keep everyone active after school and gain leadership skills too.

Success Story
Golden Youth experience Perfect Parkour - British Columbia

As defined by, parkour is the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.
In the Fall of 2015, a joint initiative between the Golden Family Center, Golden Youth Center and Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club, allowed youth to participate in the Perfect Parkour program. Parkour is an art of movement that shares many elements with gymnastics. It is a wonderful way of moving over, under and through obstacles, using your momentum to keep going. The group held six sessions at the gymnastics club, where the gymnastics coach instructed participants in warm-ups and different rotations around different axis. Safety was also an important part of the program, and the coach made sure we all used safe landings and proper technique to avoid injury.
ParticipACTION Teen Challenge funds were used to lower the registration fee ($130 full cost!) for participants, who otherwise would not have been able to participate. The teens were appreciative and had a great time!

Do you have a teen success story that you would like to share?  
Send it to Carla at and be featured in the next bi-monthly e-news. 

HIGH FIVE Summer Training

Don't forget to book your HIGH FIVE Training for Summer Staff! Training descriptions are available here! If you need to coordinate a facilitator contact the Recreation NL office by calling 709-729-3892.

Community Physical Activity Challenge - April 2016

There is still time to register your Community for our Community Physical Activity Challenge!  Check out our  website  for more information and to find a downloadable copy of the registration form or register online!
Save the Date - Recreation NL's Conference and AGM

Registration is now open for Recreation NL's conference and AGM that is happening May 26-28th at the Holiday Inn in St. Johns. For more information on the keynote speaker, exhibitors and sessions, check out our  flyer. 

Keep checking our website for additional information and updates!
March is Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month and this year's theme is "Take a 100 Meal Journey: Make small changes, one meal at a time" which encourages Canadians to Take the Pledge to make one small positive change to their eating habits.

To celebrate, Eat Great and Participate is holding a Nutrition Month photo contest! Simple chick the Take the Pledge button on the Nutrition Month website then submit a photo of you with the Take the Pledge Certificate to Eat Great and Participate's Facebook page. Be sure to include what your healthy eating pledge is in your submission! Submissions will be entered to win a prize valued at $50.

If you have any questions about the contest, the Nutrition Month campaign or how you can get involved, contact Stephanie at (709)729-4432 or

RBC Learn to Play Grants 

The RBC Learn to Play Project provides grants to local organizations and communities in support of the building the physical literacy of Canada's kids and youth. Grant applications will be accepted starting March 14th and closing Mat 9th. Read the grant guidelines and eligibility.

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

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