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.
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.
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.
4/ Demonstrating bocce ball
Representatives from Easter Seals N.L. were on hand to demonstrate bocce ball.
5/ Sporting try
Families were able to try many new sports, including table tennis, floor hockey, T-ball, bocce ball and wrestling.
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