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An opportunity to try new sports in a family environment

By Sandy Woolfrey-Fahey

As part of RBC Sports Day in Canada, the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR), hosted HIPP 2B Healthy on Nov. 21.

The event included a chance to meet the Paralympic three-time gold medalist Dave Durepos and opportunities to try new sports. RBC representatives were on hand to present HKR with a $23,200 RBC Learn to Play Project grant to revise the Physical Literacy Experience (PLE) program.

1/ $23,200 cheque

RBC representatives were on hand to present the HKR PLAY project (Physical Literacy for All Youth in NL) with a $23,200 RBC Learn to Play Project grant to revise the Physical Literacy Experience (PLE) program. The grant is made possible through RBC, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and ParticipACTION.

Photo: HKR

2/ On a roll

Kids who attended HIPP 2B Healthy had the opportunity to try out wheelchair basketball and receive instruction from Paralympic three-time gold medalist Dave Durepos.

Photo: HKR

3/ Three-time paralympic gold medalist

Dave Durepos, who is a three-time paralympic gold medalist, demonstrated his sport of wheelchair basketball and gave children the opportunity to try. He also discussed the benefit to able-bodied children trying wheelchair basketball and described it as reverse inclusion.

Photo: HKR

4/ Demonstrating bocce ball

Representatives from Easter Seals N.L. were on hand to demonstrate bocce ball.

Photo: HKR

5/ Sporting try

Families were able to try many new sports, including table tennis, floor hockey, T-ball, bocce ball and wrestling.

Photo: HKR

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