Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador Announce Winners of Province-Wide Challenge; Distribute Over $30,000 Worth of Physical Activity Prizes

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News Release                                                                                              For Immediate Release

May 26, 2015

Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador Announce Winners of Province-Wide Challenge; Distribute Over $30,000 Worth of Physical Activity Prizes

St. John’s – Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador (Recreation NL) recently clued-up their province-wide 30 Day Challenge, where residents of all ages and abilities, came together to find their fit. Incredibly, 71 communities, 58 schools, and over 40,000 people took part in this community physical activity initiative.

Untitled2“This has been a remarkable success and we are thrilled with the results,” said Tina Auchinleck –Ryan, Chair of Recreation NL’s Physical Activity Committee. “Our hope is that this challenge has inspired the people of Newfoundland and Labrador to incorporate physical activity and healthy choices into their everyday life, resulting in happy healthier people.”

Individuals, schools and community groups came together and planned various activities throughout the month of April. Over $30,000.00 worth of physical activity prizes have been distributed as a result of this wonderful initiative.

Below is a list of prize winners, that were announced at the 44th Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador AGM & Conference, held this past weekend.

30-DAY CHALLENGE: Prizes consisted of all physical activity related equipment including bicycle racks, playground equipment, omnikin balls, GPS, Pedometers, Pickleball sets, Parachutes, Frisbees, skipping ropes, etc


Finding Our Fit! ($1,000 Prize)

-Town of Cormack

-Town of Burnt Islands

-Town of Paradise

-Town of Carbonear

Fittin’ It In! ($1,500.00 Prize)

-Sou’west Arm Recreation Committee

-Lethbridge Recreation Committee

-Town of Port aux Choix

-Town of Wabush


Fit As Can Be! ($2,500.00 Prize) 

Lawn Recreation Committee

-Hr. Main-Lakeview-Chapel Cove Recreation Commission

-Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s

– Town of Grand Bank



ACTIVE AT SCHOOL Challenge: Prizes consisted of all physical activity related equipment such as ultimate frisbee, skipping ropes, basketballs, soccer balls, badminton nets, hula hoops, etc


$1,000.00 Prize Winners:

St. Josephs Elem. – Harbour Breton

St. James Elem. – Port aux Basques

JR Smallwood Middle School – Wabush

Dunne Memorial Academy – Mt. Carmel

St. Francis School – Harbour Grace


$500.00 Winners 

Pearson Academy – Wesleyville

Macdonald Drive Elem. – St. John’s

Woodland Elem. – Dildo

St. Fancis of Assisi – Logy Bay Middle Cove Outer Cove

Sou’west Arm Academy – Little Hearts Ease

James Cook Memorial – Cooks Harbour

Topsail Elem. – CBS

Burgeo Academy – Burgeo

St. Bonafice All-Grade  – Ramea

St. Lawrence Academy – St. Lawrence



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Media Contact:

Ashley Mercer, B.Rec
Recreation Specialist, Recreation NL