Physical literacy project receives RBC Learn to Play grant

Getting the ball rolling for community-based physical literacy.

An RBC Learn to Play grant will provide $25,000 to help fund a project that will build capacity for physical literacy in children and youth.

The community-based initiative will be led by project coordinators Dr. Joanna Sheppard (UFV), Steve McGinley (UBC), and Jeff Stromgren (School District #43).

As physical literacy specialists, these individuals will be building community programs for the municipalities served by School District 43 — Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

“Sport can transform lives and have a powerful, positive impact on our communities,” says Jennifer Cabeldu, Manager, Donations, Brand & Communications, BC Region, RBC.

“The RBC Learn to Play Project supports programs that help kids become healthy, happy and active for life. Through the RBC Learn to Play project, RBC, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, has donated $6.3 million to 596 organizations over 3 years to help increase physical literacy in kids.”

The RBC Learn to Play Project provides grants to local organizations and community groups that are building the physical literacy of Canada’s kids and youth.

About the RBC Learn to Play Project:

RBC Learn to Play Project grants are funded by RBC and the Public Health Agency of Canada and delivered by ParticipACTION with support from Canadian Sport for Life.

Learn more at www.RBC.com/learntoplay.

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