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St James Major Recipient of Total Community Challenge Minutes Grant

May 22, 2019


We are excited to announce that St James Major Catholic School will be participating in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, taking place between May 31st – June 16th.  As Canada’s premier physical activity brand, ParticipACTION helps Canadians sit less and move more through innovative engagement initiatives and thought leadership.  St James Major fully supports the initiative and believes it’s time for our students to put down the books, phones and tablets for a few minutes and reconnect with peers through physical activity. Physical activity can break down walls and act as a building block to grow stronger communities by boosting the confidence and happiness of individuals. 

On behalf of ParticipACTION, St James Major Catholic School is asking our students to get active and track their physical activity minutes in an effort for Sharbot Lake to be recognized as Canada’s Most Active Community and be awarded the grand prize of $150,000.  
The Challenge will kick-off on May 31st and will wrap-up on June 16th. As part of the initiative, St James Major will be going to RKY to get our students active  as part of the Community Better Challenge:  
Event/Program Details  
• June 7th
• RKY Camp 
• variety of activities based on age and interest

ParticipACTION has awarded St James Major a grant to help offset the cost of students participating in this event. More information and a permission form will be sent home in the near future. 
For additional information and resources for the Community Better Challenge please visit