Plate Cove Recreation Committee

Submitted by Rhonda O’Driscoll

NL_ERWC_2012_11_05:Layout 1.qxdWe have been offering a recreation program for the past two summers. Floor hockey and volley ball was offered twice a week to two age groups this summer.

With funding from the Wellness Coalition, we were able to buy hockey nets, hockey sticks, and goalie gear for the floor hockey program. Our committee partnered with St.Marks School to offer our
recreation activities. We also offered a summer day camp three mornings a week for kids 10 and under. Respect, fitness, and fun were the main goals of these programs.

As the finale to our summer programs we offered a “Fun in the Sun” event. This included games, face painting, and a barbeque for everyone who participated in our summer program. Funding from the Injury Prevention Coalition allowed us to provided bicycle helmets for 10 youth while promoting the importance of helmet use. This event, despite the rain, was enjoyed by all.

We also organized our second annual Music and Friends Festival. This is the social event of our summer. People of all ages came out for an evening of Newfoundland music by local talent. This weekend ended with a community breakfast that was well attended and many took advantage to socialize with friends and family. I must say our committee put off a fine spread! Our committee is hoping to provide some activities to the adults in our rural area and with the support of the Wellness Coalition, our volunteers, and our community partners we will make this a reality. Partnerships can make anything happen!

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