Olympic Day Event Funded By Teen Challenge

Organizations throughout Saskatchewan are applying for funding to support their Teen Challenge programs or events.  The funds they receive help them to reduce barriers to getting teens (aged 13-19) more active more often.  

Community Organization:  15 Wing Moose Jaw

Program/Event: Olympic Day

Submitted by: Natasha Dojcinovic, Youth and Aquatics Supervisor

The Olympic Day event was held on Wednesday, August 10 in Moose Jaw.   A number of activities were available for teens to participate in and enjoy.  Below is a testimonial from one teen who had a broken ankle at the time, but was still able to participate and have fun being active.

“The activity that I enjoyed the most was Table Tennis as I was able to learn some new skills. By being able to participate in this portion of the event it has encouraged me to want to continue playing Table Tennis and my final goal will be to participate in the Saskatchewan Winter Games in 2018. 

I also enjoyed playing Volleyball as I had previous experience with volleyball. Olympic Day allowed me to gain some more skills from the activities that were run for volleyball. Some of these activities included skill building as well as proper positioning for the game.

Other activities that were included during the day were track and field, swimming and opening/closing ceremonies. During the opening ceremony I enjoyed helping the other teens paint their faces and get decorated for the Olympics. I also enjoyed the closing ceremony as there was a podium and all the teens received gold medals.

In the end this event allowed me to learn multiple new skills and will encourage me to maintain an active lifestyle through these two sports.”

– Teen Participant

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge is breaking down the barriers that prevent teens from getting active. Working with community organizations we provide the support that teens need to find an activity that motivates them to get moving. If you are part of a community organization, recreational facility, or a school that provides teens with the grounds, facilities, equipment, instructors, expertise or leadership to support a physical activity program, we want you to be part of the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge. 

Register here to join the program and you will be eligible to apply for a Teen Physical Activity Grant – funds that can be used to get teens moving in innovative and motivating ways.

The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is the recognized leader for the wellbeing of people and communities through recreation, and the Provincial/Territorial Coordinator of the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge in Saskatchewan.