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

 February 2016                                        
Bi-Monthly News & Updates
Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Our next grant funding deadline is Friday, February 19th, 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:
February 19th, 2016
May 6th,  2016
August 19th, 2016

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

Discovery Collegiate, Bonavista
St. Anne's School, South East Bight
Mount Pearl Senior High
Sacred Heart Elementary, Corner Brook
Flatrock Recreation
South Brook Recreation
Success Story

École Grande-Digue, New Brunswick

This past summer, Rheal Hebert, a Physical Education teacher at École Grande-Digue in New Brunswick received ParticipACTION Teen Challenge funding to enhance the Bon Depart Sports Plus (Parasport) program. This program started as a way to help students with muscular dystrophy be more actively involved both inside and outside of class.  The program has grown and sparked a major change in the lives of those original students as well as their classmates. Thanks in part to the funding from the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge sponsored by Coca-Cola Canada, and Rheal's vision of a fully inclusive program, three schools in Shediac, Cap-Pelé and Notre-Dame share 22 Sport-chairs, 22 sledge hockey chairs and 4 hand cycles. Rheal's efforts have made Parasport a regular occurrence for many teens in the region, even those without disabilities. Showing teens without physical disabilities what it's like to participate in Parasports gives them a greater understanding and a new perspective on how physical disabilities don't have to be a hindrance. Parasport is now part of the regular curriculum at those three schools and the interest continues to grow. The teens who inspired this movement had difficulty having access to living an active lifestyle. Now they are active in multiple Parasports in the province.  By doing this, Rheal says, ''We're giving these kids a chance to participate in life.'' Even with his success so far, Rheal continues to advocate for full inclusion in schools and seeks to increase his fleet of Parasport chairs for years to come.

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. 

Community Physical Activity Challenge - April 2016

Register your community for Recreation NL's 'Community Physical Activity Challenge' and start planning programs and events to do throughout the month of April. Registration is now open!! 

Check out our  website for more information and to find a downloadable copy of the registration form or follow the link to constant contact and register your community that way! Keep checking the Find Your Fit website for more information leading up to the challenge.

ParticipACTION extends its Make Room for Play Campaign

Screen time is taking away play time - that's the message in the latest from out Make Room for Play campaign.

With creative development and production donated 100%, ParticipACTION has a new, arresting spot called "Emoji's" that keep the message front and centre for parents.

Recreation NL's Conference and AGM

Registration will be opening soon for this years 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. 

Training Bursaries are available for students and Volunteer Recreation Committees, so be sure to check that out !

Keep checking our website for additional information and updates!

#BeAnOutsider Challenge

Congratulations to Cumberland Recreation for winning the #BeAnOutsider $2000 grant.

Thank you to everyone who entered and a big thank you to our community organizations that were selected to be featured in the media.

Stay tuned for more exciting challenges in 2016!

That's a wrap on RBC Sports Day in Canada 2015!

This year's RBC Sports Day in Canada was an amazing success - with over 2,000 sporting events celebrating sport across Canada!

Motivation is just a click away!

Did you know that ParticipACTION is on  instagram? Follow us for a healthy dose of inspiration on the go!
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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