Schools can win a visit from Jenn Heil or Bo Hedges by registering for the Canada Games Activity Challenge

January 10, 2017 2 Comments »
Schools can win a visit from Jenn Heil or Bo Hedges by registering for the Canada Games Activity Challenge

There’s no better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday than by helping to raise a physically literate generation of happy, healthy Canadians.

That’s why the Canada Games Activity challenge was created. Olympian Jenn Heil and Paralympian Bo Hedges are ambassadors of the Activity Challenge, which is supported by physical education, sport, and government partners, Sport Canada, and the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau.

The Activity Challenge is an incentive program delivered through elementary schools across Canada. It helps with the development of physical literacy by getting kids to practice fundamental movement skills like throwing, catching, hopping, and jumping. These skills are practiced through fun daily activities that have been created by Active for Life to be inclusive and adaptive. Participating in the challenge will help children get into the habit of being active every day.

Only teachers and principals can sign up their classes or schools for the challenge so if you want your child to participate, share this link with your child’s school and ask them to register.

Don’t forget to mention that schools which register before January 27 will be entered to win a school visit from Canada Games Activity Challenge ambassadors, Olympian Jennifer Heil or Paralympian Bo Hedges!

To make it even easier, feel free to use the prewritten email that we’ve included below.

Here’s hoping that as many Canadian kids as possible participate in this fun challenge. If you have any questions about the Challenge and how it works, check out these FAQs.

Personalize this email and send it to your child’s teacher, or your school’s principal

Dear [name],

I’m writing to ask you to please consider registering our [class/school] for the Canada Games Activity Challenge. These fun activities have been designed to help our kids develop the habit of participating in daily physical activity.

If you register before January 27, our school will be entered to win a visit from Canada Games Activity Challenge ambassadors, Olympian Jennifer Heil or Paralympian Bo Hedges!

Thanks for registering here: canadagames.ca/activitychallenge

Thank you!

[Name]

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2 Comments

  1. Melissa Neuen January 12, 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply

    I am with Rogers TV Barrie Ontario and if the athletes will be in the area anytime soon we would like very much to have them onto our daytime show to talk about and promote living active. I look forward to hearing back from you in regard and can provide further detail if this is a possibility.
    Regards,
    Melissa Neuen
    Rogers TV daytime
    Community Producer/Host

    • Sara Smeaton
      Sara Smeaton January 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      Hi, Melissa. We have passed your comment on to the Canada Activity Challenge team.

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