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Russell Family of Schools Awarded RBC Grant
Russell Family of Schools Awarded RBC Grant
Posted on 12/01/2015

UCDSB Russell Family of Schools Receives
$10,000 Grant Through RBC Learn to Play Project

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(Russell) – Russell High School received a $10 000 grant from the RBC Learn to Play Project November 21 that will be used to expand physical literacy programming in the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Russell Family of Schools.

“Students in the Russell Family will have the opportunity to participate in new activities that will assist in developing their physical literacy and thus provide them with the confidence, competence and motivation to be active for life,” said Gord Zubyck, a teacher and physical literacy lead in the family.

The UCDSB Russell Family of Schools is comprised of Cambridge Public School, Russell Public School and Russell High School. Grant money will purchase equipment that will be used to deliver developmentally appropriate programming that has been recommended in the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) models of several national sport organizations. UCDSB students will now have the opportunity to participate in programs such as progressive tennis, rocks and rings curling, move your body (gymnastics), canoe/kayak, agility challenge (track & field) and rally cap baseball.

RBC and the Public Health Agency of Canada, in partnership with ParticipACTION, have committed $2 million in RBC Learn to Play Project grants to help community based organizations build and deliver quality sport and recreation programs that address the widespread lack of physical activity among Canadian youth as well as declining rates in sport participation. The RBC Learn to Play Project is committed to supporting programs and organizations which help children develop the confidence and skills they need to enable them to play, and become happy, healthy and active for life.

“We are proud to support the work of the UCDSB Russell Family of Schools,” said Mike Belliveau, regional vice president at RBC. “Sport and physical activity can transform lives and have a powerful, positive impact on our communities. The LTAD models being implemented will have a direct impact on the lives of Canadian youth by encouraging them to participate in sport and physical activity, learn basic skills and help build their confidence.”

The RBC Learn to Play Project grants were announced in conjunction with RBC Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration of the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving. RBC Sports Day in Canada takes place annually on November 21 in communities across Canada.

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For more information, please contact:

Tanya Peloquin
Branch Manager
Royal Bank of Canada
Embrun Branch
(613) 443-2369

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