Students who took up the PLAY challenge are winners


February 21, 2014


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Mrs. Gingras' class at Northport Public School are big winners when it comes to PLAY

Seated (L front) is Crystal Miller of Sunset Lanes, (R) is Lynda Cain of OPG, (R back row) Heather Lorenz of the Town of Saugeen Shores

Lynda Cain, of PLAY sponsor OPG, hands out one of the prizes to each student

The Sr. Kindergarten/Gr. 1 class of Mrs. Gingras were  Northport Public School's winners of this year's Play challenge and received their prizes on Friday, February 21 (2014).

Kindergarten through Gr. 8 classes in five of Saugeen Shores' elementary schools, Northport, Saugeen Central, G. C. Huston and St. Joseph's, competed to win this year's coveted positions of PLAY winners.

The playful challenge began in January with the students from the five schools having to complete as many activities as possible from a list of 17 on the 'Winter PLAY map. Each student received a map in the second week of January and had to return it teachers by February 18th, 'Family Day'.

The most playful class in each school that logged the most hours and activities received a prize package that included a water bottle, toque, a mini-flashlight and either a class fun swim at Centennial pool or a class afternoon of bowling at Sunset Lanes in Port Elgin.

The event was organized by the Town of Saugeen Shore and the Saugeen Shores PLAY network and sponsored by the Grey Bruce Health Unit, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Sunset Family Fun Centre (bowling lanes) that presented a special certificate to the class.

"This is a great way to encourage not only kids, but also their families, to get out and enjoy the many free playful activities that are available for everyone," said Heather Lorenz, Marketing and Recreation Programs Coordinator for Saugeen Shores.  "This is the first annual 'winter PLAY challenge' and we are already looking forward to next year's."

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