The ParticipACTION Teen Challenge E-news is a bi-monthly email communication          November 2015
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.                                   

Monthly News & Updates
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
Grant Deadline: For Programs Taking Place Between:
February 19th, 2016 March-June 
May 1st,  2016 June-September
August 19th, 2016 September-December

Before applying for a Teen Challenge Grant please review our   : NEW CRITERIA LIST 
Our next grant funding deadline is Friday, November 20, 2015. Registerd organizations can apply for up to $500 for program funding for programs taking place December -March.
Visit our website for more information
ParticipACTION Impact Report 2015
Welcome  New Community Organizations
Rock Rugby Women - Newfoundland Development Program
St. Pauls Jr. High
The Splash Centre
South River Recreation Committee
CYN Youth Network
The Open Door Community Youth Network

Success Story

On Friday, October 16th 2015 Portugal Cove - St. Phillips held their Teen Challenge Event at Leary's Brook Junior High. Over 50 students participated in this event and all teens were very involved and willing to eagerly take part. Students learned basic techniques of kickboxing such as punches, kicks, and knees. They went through stretches, drills and combinations with two Muay Thai instructors. Everyone learned about respect in martial arts and how important it is. Teens got to see a demonstration by the instructors at the end, to highlight what everything can look like when put together. The Teens were impressed and many asked if they could do the event again! It was a huge success! Every teen left with a positive look on their face and they recieved some great feedback as well.

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

New Activity- Swampball

This team dodgeball game places 'swamps' down on each side where players will get stuck in.
RBC Sports Day in Canada

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. 
Find out more here

 Eat Great and Participate
 Healthy Eating On a Budget

When planning snacks for your Teen Challenge physical activity programs, keep these tips in mind to help stretch your dollar further:

Plan Ahead- include foods you may already have             on hand, and use Canada's Food Guide to make sure you're getting a variety of foods from             the four food groups;

2.     Look For Sales - check flyers before you shop to see what's on sale;

3.     Make a List - make a list of foods you need to buy and stick to it;

4.     Buy Store Brands - they're usually cheaper than brand name items

Try these easy and delicious snack ideas that include food and beverages from Canada's Food Guide:
  • Apple slices and cubes of hard cheese
  • Yogurt and canned fruit
  • Veggies with salad dressing for dip (carrot sticks, celery, snap peas, cherry tomatoes)
  • Yogurt parfaits made with vanilla yogurt, frozen berries, and whole grain cereal
  • Whole wheat toast and peanut butter with canned fruit
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Fruit salad made with fresh or canned fruit
  • Whole grain cereal and milk
  • Cheese strings and granola bars

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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