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 
November 2016                                        
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
Grant Deadlines
For Programs Taking Place Between
November 18th
February 17th

Before applying for a Teen Challenge Grant please review our

To apply for a grant, click here!  

Recreation Newfoundland & Labrador is pleased to welcome the following community organization to the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge Network:

St. Mark's School - King's Cove
Main River Academy - Pollards Point
St. Lewis Academy - St. Lewis
Dorset Collegiate - Pilley's Island
Mealy Mountain Collegiate - Goose Bay

Success Story Submission

The Success Story Wall of Inspiration is currently out of service. To submit your success story, please forward it to Carla Sullivan at Don't forget to attach some pictures! We love to see active snapshots of the teens engaging in physical activity programs!!

What's happening at ParticipACTION?

150 Playlist

ParticipACTION's 150 Play List is a celebration of 150 years of active living and what it means to be truly Canadian. Help ParticipACTION create the playlist by voting for your favourite Canadian activities. Have your say on what activities will appear on the #150Playlist. Voting ends December 9th, 2016!

Beginner Running Program

Don't think you can run a 5 KM? Challenge yourself to a 5KM run is a great introductory goal. This 6-week running plan will help any beginner get used to running regularly! 

November 20th is National Child Day

National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993, commemorating the United Nations' adoption of two documents centred on children's rights.
Children deserve to be recognized members of our community, and have the right to primary consideration in all decisions and programs that impact them. All children have the right to leisure, to engage in recreational activities and to play. For more information about National Child day, visit

Success Story - "Get On The Go" - Active Living Program
St. Peter's Academy

"On behalf of St. Peter's Academy, Benoit's Cove, NL we would like to sincerely thank you for your generous donation in support of our "Get On The Go" active living and wellness program. Your financial support has certainly helped fulfill our goal of getting students and community members to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. St. Peter's Academy students, during the 2015 - 2016 school year, were provided the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sports such as basketball, volleyball, baseball, ball hockey and cross-country running through a combination of skill development sessions, practices and games. There were also opportunities throughout the year for league play, tournaments and games with other regional schools and community groups.

Program participants improved overall body conditioning, fitness, flexibility, hand/eye coordination and agility while also developing friendship, confidence and sportsmanship in a positive, supportive school environment. It is with your support that we were able to make equipment upgrades, therefore making participation in various sports safer and more enjoyable."

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! Stay tuned for more details or contact Stephanie at 729-4432 or

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

Clarenville Sledge Hockey Demonstration

The Recreation and Sport for Persons with a Disability initiative teamed up with Easter Seals NL to host an on-ice sledge hockey demonstration and try-it session at the Eastlink Events Centre in Clarenville, NL on October 26th, 2016. The purpose of the demonstration was to promote and create awareness of the inclusive activity as well as provide resources to the individuals interested in implementing this activity within their community or school. Sledge hockey is an inclusive sport played by people of all abilities in an integrated setting. Sledges are not only used for hockey, schools can us a sledge during school skates, and adults & children can use it during public skates for anyone with a disability.

For information on how to purchase a sledge through the Recreation and Sport for Persons with a Disability Funding Program please click here or contact Megan Cummings at or 709-729-0980.

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Did you know that ParticipACTION is on Instagram? Follow them for a healthy dose of inspiration on the go! Also 'like' their Facebook and follow them on twitter @ParticipACTION!

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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