The ParticipACTION Teen Challenge E-news is a bi-monthly email communication
brought to you by Recreation NL. We hope that this communication serves you as a
great resource to keep you updated on items related to physical activity and teens.  
2015/2016 Grant Deadlines

Below is a list of the upcoming quarterly grant deadlines: 

Grant Deadline:
For Programs Taking Place Between:
November 20th, 2015 December-March
February 19th, 2016 March-June 
May 1st,  2016 June-September
August 19th, 2016 September-December
The grant funding criteria for Teen Challenge Grants has been updated! 

Before applying for a Teen Challenge Grant please review our 

  Recreation NL,  in partnership with the regional school health promotion liaison c onsultants, will be coordinating a "GETTIN' OUTSIDE School Challenge"  
November 2 - 6, 2015 for grade 4-6 students

For more information CLICK HERE

RBC Sports Day in Canada, presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, is a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving! The sixth annual event will take place on  Saturday, November 21st in communities from coast to coast to coast in celebration of the Year of Sport.Get your community, club, school, organization or group involved by hosting a sporting event between November 14 and 21. 


All events registered by October 16th will receive a FREE event celebration kit with posters and fun promotional items that can be used at your event (while supplies last) and will appear on the in-show ticker during CBC's national broadcast of RBC Sports Day in Canada.
Eat Great and Participate 

A Healthy Start to a New School Year!

Keep your child's lunch exciting, nutritious, and delicious by:

1. Letting your child choose their own lunch bag - a favorite movie character can make lunch fun and insulated lunch bags help keep food at the right temperature.

2. Asking your child what they'd like to have for lunch -  even if they request a less than nutritious choice, there are ways to increase the nutrition factor. Your child loves pizza? Leftover homemade pizza with veggies and low-fat cheese makes a great  



3. Having your child help prepare lunch the night before 

even young kids can help with small tasks like mixing ingredients, spreading sauces or layering sandwiches. The more involved kids are in making their lunch, the more likely they are to eat it the next day. 

Be sure to visit Dietitian of Canada's 
page for great lunch ideas that your kids will love!
Share A Success Story With Us!

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

Welcome New Community Organizations
Baie Verte Recreation Commission


Recreation NL is giving away activity packs this October to active individuals of all ages and abilities around the province for taking part in the  Find Your Fit Friday #Selfie Challenge. 

Simply take a #selfie of you, your family or co-workers doing something active and post it to our Facebook Event Page  for a chance to win an activity pack every Friday in October.

Winners will be awarded every Friday at 3:00 pm so be sure to like our page and see how Newfoundlander's and Labradorians Find Their Fit!

September Teen Challenge Recipients

Recreation NL distributed over 5,100.00 this quarter to support  Teen Challenge programs across the province.

Congrats to the SEPTEMBER 2015 Teen Challenge grant recipients
Bonne Bay Academy
Pasadena Parks and Recreation
Cormack Recreation
Roberts Arm Youth Centre
Baie Verte
Gambo Recreation
CWT Recreation
Icecap Youth Centre
Easter Seals NL
Waterford Valley High
Allied Youth NL
Town of Portugal Cove St. Philips
Winterton Recreation
Virginia Park Community Centre

New Ac tivity - Acro Yoga

Acro Yoga A combination of Yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage. Not only is it an intense workout, but also enhances trust between friends. Being physically strong, 'in the moment' and in balance with another person is the essence of Acro Yoga.
Video Tutorial
Video Tutorial

Community Healthy Living Fund 
The Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development is realigning its healthy living, recreation and wellness grant programs to be administered under a streamlined program called the Community Healthy Living Fund (CHLF).

For More information, grant criteria and applications please visit :  Community Healthy Living Fund
Questions about
Recreation NL? 
Please Contact Us! 

Kate Walsh, B.Rec, Msc. Kin. Student
Physical Activity Coordinator 
1296A Kenmount Road 
Paradise, NL A1L 1N3
Tel: (709) 729-1510  
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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