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School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to officially announce its new partnership with Keyin College! Keyin College is joining the SSNL Varsity Program as a Gold Medal Sponsor and will be contributing $100,000 to the program over the next 4 years. 

Specifically, Keyin College will be involved with a number of Varsity initiatives including our MVP & Sportsmanship award program, Sports Star program and Scholar Athlete program.

We are thrilled with the prospects and opportunities that exist within this new partnership. Keyin's commitment and support is a huge boost to our Varsity program and we are excited to welcome them to our team.

Oct. 14, 2021

SSNL Varsity Program Welcomes New Sponsor to the Team

SSNL welcomes Keyin College to the Varsity team!

In response to the return to school plan outlined by NLESD earlier this week, SSNL has issued its own statement regarding SSNL activities set to take place during the fall of 2021-2022. 

SSNL continues to follow the advice and direction of Public Health, NLESD, and individual schools regarding the health and safety protocols for our programs. Any new protocols put in place for COVID or any other situations that warrant increased precautions will be reviewed and communicated to convenors and program facilitators.
Individuals should be encouraged to participate in SSNL sports and activities in a manner in which they feel comfortable. While masks are currently not mandatory in schools or in SSNL programs, individuals will ultimately make their own decision on mask usage and should be supported in this personal choice.

Aug. 12, 2021

SSNL issues Covid 19 statement for fall 2021-2022

SSNL issues covid-19 protocols in response to NLESD return to school plan.

October is Active Transportation month and to celebrate we've partnered with Active Schools NL to challenge our member schools to get their students out and actively transporting themselves to school. 

A custom 9-slot bike rack for your school! Plus, all participating students can receive a special Active Transportation Month participant sticker (while supplies last).

The entire population of a school is encouraged to get to school in an active way - whether that's walking, biking or cartwheeling, if they're moving their bodies to get there, it counts!

--> For every student that actively transports themselves to school, the school receives one point, per student, per day. 
--> For students who require bussing, schools can still receive one point, per student, per day if those students participate in 20 minutes of physical activity at lunchtime.

At the end of each week in October, homeroom teachers will tally up the total points for the week and submit them through our google form. The school with the highest percentage of participation per capita, will win the grand prize.

IMPORTANT: To qualify for the grand prize, at least 50% of a school's homeroom classes MUST participate in the initiative over the course of the month.
--> WHAT THIS MEANS: If a school has 10 homeroom classes in total, at least 1 person in 5 of those classes will need to participate at least once during the month. Meaning, we'll need to see google forms submitted by at least 5 different homeroom teachers over the course of October. 
--> NOTE: If your school has an odd number of classes (ex: 15 in total), you'll need to round up to the next number (ex: 8 classes), to qualify.
There are 2 days in October where your school can earn bonus points. Earn 5 points when your school shares a photo on Twitter mentioning @schoolsportsnl with the #SSNLContest OR via email to Natelle (ntulk@schoolsportsnl.ca). Be sure to include your school's name so we know where to reward the bonus points. 

--> October 6 - International Walk to School Day (max of 5 bonus points per school)
--> October 20 - Take Me Outside Day (max of 5 bonus points per school)
--> IMPORTANT: You DO NOT need to include your bonus points as part of your point tally for that week. SSNL will add the bonus points for you when we receive your school's photo.

Stickers are available to all participating schools while supplies last, so please order early to avoid disappointment. Place your order through Diana (dfisher@schoolsportsnl.ca) specifying your name, school, school address and requested quantity. The deadline to order is October 8th.

All points must be tallied and submitted by end of day Monday, November 1st. The grand prize winning school will be announced Thursday, November 4th. 


Oct. 1, 2021

Active Transportation Month Contest

Win a Bike Rack for your school

The Community Outdoor Adventures Manual is a new resource that has been written for Individuals, Families and/or Municipalities to learn and prepare for Outdoor Adventures. The manual includes embedded educational videos for simple explanations. 

This manual has been written by: Trisha Boyer, Assistant Executive Director School Sports NL based upon their successful School Sports NL (SSNL) Participation Nation Outdoor Adventures Program. 

Additional writings have been submitted by:  Dr. T.A. Loeffler; Professor of Outdoor Education and Recreation, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Pam Mills, Recreation Specialist, Megan Cummings, Recreation Specialist (Inclusion), and Stephanie O’Brien, Eat Great & Participate Coordinator from Recreation NL. 

SSNL would like to thank them for their guidance, input, and editing.  Funding support was provided by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, for the development of this resource. We thank them for their support.

Click here (https://bit.ly/3hEvk6h) to download the FREE Community Outdoor Adventures Resource.
For Municipalities interested in implementing a Community Adventures Club for Youth, SSNL recommends  you apply for equipment through the Gov NL Community Healthy Living Fund (https://bit.ly/3jQMU8w). Guidelines (https://bit.ly/3DWTh1U) and Application (https://bit.ly/3DQk9ka). 

The deadline to apply is  December 31, 2021 . If approved we will provide you with the equipment and our Community Outdoor Adventures Manual- backpack edition.

Sep. 6, 2021

SSNL launches FREE Community Outdoor Adventure Resource

The Community Outdoor Adventures Manual is a new resource that has been written for Individuals, Families and/or Municipalities to learn and prepare for Outdoor Adventures. The manual includes embedded educational videos for simple explanations.


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