The Healthy Kids Community Challenge combines a community-based approach with centralized provincial supports to help communities develop and implement policies, programs and environmental supports that enable one common outcome: healthy children.
THEME 3: Choose to Boost Vegetables and Fruit
April - December, 2017
The Town of Pelham's (TOP) Recreation, Culture & Wellness Department, working with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, is launching the Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit initiative to encourage kids and families to eat healthier, and to make vegetables and fruits part of their everyday lives.
Over the next nine months, the TOP Eating Games will provide an opportunity for children and their families to learn how to grow produce and prepare healthy meals while working to complete their monthly "passport" to win fun prizes. Each month, a new task will be offered for children to participate in within the community or at home.
|How To Participate|
|To participate, all you need to do is pick up a TOP Eating Games Passport, which will be available at Town Hall (20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill) or any Special Event in the Community.
This including the Farmers' Market, Supper Market, Arbour Day, Canada Day, and Summerfest!
Each month, kids 12 and under will be encouraged to participate in different activities offered either in the community or at home to get a stamp or code word on their Passport. Passports will be collected in December for a chance to win our grand prize giveaway!
TOP Eating Games Guidelines
TOP Eating Games Guidelines:
|FREE Monthly Activity Calendar|
April - Pick Up Your Passport
TOP Eating Games Passports will be distributed at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt (April 15), Community Cleanup (April 22), Home Show (April 22) and Arbour Day (April 28), as well as at Town Hall.
May - Kids Can Grow
On Thursday, May 25, the Farmers' Market will begin its free Kids Can Grow program. With the help of our local farmers, children and youth will have a chance to grow their own produce. While quantities last, 120 spots available.
June - Fruit & Veggie Booth at Supper Market
Learn about fruits, vegetables, and healthy eating at the Pelham Supper Market on June 22. Our Fruit & Veggie Booth will offer fun activities and free giveaways.
July - Bike Blender Month & TOP Chef Camp
Join us at the Supper Market each Thursday in July to test out Pelham's new Bike Blender. Adult and youth-sized Bike Blenders will be available for use. All you have to do is bring your own fruits and vegetables!
Pelham's Summer Camp will be offering one week of TOP Chef Camp, where kids will develop their cooking and meal preparation skills with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables.
August - Cooking Demo
The Farmers' Market will be hosting a special Cooking Demonstration for kids on August 17.
September - Packing Health Lunches
Back to school! Amp up your kids lunches with our fun meal and snack recipes. Show us your healthy lunch using the hashtag #TOPEatingGames to win lunchbox containers.
October - The Great, Big Crunch
Pelham will be hosting a Great, Big Crunch in the month of October and an End of Season Celebration on October 5, at the last Farmers' Market.
November - Squash Month
We're kicking off Squash Month with a Pumpkin Parade. Tell us your favourite squash recipe using the hashtag #TOPEatingGames.
December - Healthy Giveaways
Submit your completed passports at the Pelham Christmas Market on December 1, or directly at Town Hall. The grand prize draw will be held on Friday, December 15.
|Recipe Contests: April-September|
Submit an original recipe for a snack or meal emphasizing fruit and/or vegetables that your family loves to enjoy for a chance to win $20.00 in Pelham Farmers' Market Bucks! Two winners will be drawn each month from April to September, 2017. All participants will receive a special CODE WORD to use as a stamp on their TOP Eating Games Passport!
In October, a recipe book will be compiled using all of the submissions and posted online for everyone to share!
How to Enter:
THEME 1: Run, Jump, Play, Everyday!
June - August, 2016
|Summer Skateboard Sessions 2016|
Where: Marlene Stewart Streit Park 55 Park Lane
When: Saturdays starting June 11 - August 27
Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 5 - August 25
(No Session Saturday July 16th - come join us for Summerfest!)
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm
Age: Youth 6-12
Free skateboard lessons with qualified male and female instructors. Please register in advance through our online registration (search for "skatepark lessons").
|Play in the Park Fridays 2016|
Where: Centennial Park (999 Church Street)
When: Fridays July 8th - August 26
Time: 9:30am -11:30am
Age: Children up to age 12
Come join Monkeynastics leaders for a morning of free fun at Centennial Park and enjoy the ABCs (agility,balance and cordination) of movement.
|Transit Fun Pass 2016|
Pelham families with children between the ages 0-12 years old can apply for free transit passes between June 1st 2016 - September 2nd 2016. Families are required to register for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge programs online to be eligible for the transit pass and fill in the application form below.
Helmet Credit 2016
Pelham residents who purchase a CPSC approved helmet (safety standard for skateboard and bicycle helmets) are eligible to receive a $25 Pelham Buck voucher redeemable at participating Pelham businesses. To receive your Pelham Bucks, applicants must provide proof of purchase along with approval rating. Purchases made from June 1st 2016 - September 2nd 2016 are eligible. Please submit early as limited funds are avaliable.
Download the form below and submit it to the Town of Pelham - Recreation, Culture & Wellness department:
|End of Summer Celebration 2016|
Summer Skateboard Sessions:
Come celebrate the end of a great season of free summer skatepark lessons with staff, instructors, and fellow participants this Saturday, August 27 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at Marlene Stewart Streit Park, 55 Park Lane, Fonthill.
Don't miss out on this morning full of skateboarding, music, pizza & cold beverages, and a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 Gift Certificates to Goods Sports Excellence!
Play in the Park Fridays
Join us at Centennial Park, 999 Church Street, Fenwick, on Friday, September 2nd from 9:30am - 11:30pm for a morning of Monkeynastix, food & beverages, face painting, and a chance to win Pelham Bucks!
Tell Us What You Think 2016
Fill out our Skatepark Lessons Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C5CCRM7
We also encourage you to share your personal experience with the program by sending an email with your story to Julie Cook, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Launch Day
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Launch Day Invite Video
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