Congratulations to three secondary school students who won a Canada-wide video production contest.
Siblings Ben and Rebecca Isaak (Grade 9 and 12, respectively), created Inactivity—What a Waste for the ParticipACTION Dare 2 Move Teen Challenge. The video can be viewed online at: www.participaction.com/en-us/Find-Programs-And-Events/Contest.aspx#sort=0&page=1 
Cassidy Allison from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute created We Gotta Fight to Get Active. Her video focused on how easy it is to get active in the community, along with some hard-hitting statistics about the teen obesity crisis.
Two English and two French submissions were selected as national winners. The Isaak team and Allison each won $500 which they could donate or use towards a leadership conference. The Isaaks chose to donate the money to the school Physical Education department. Cassidy donated the money to the Prince Edward County Skating Club and the Xbox with Kinect to her school for use at various spirit events.
The winning submissions were selected for their creativity, unique and inspirational content, and effectiveness in communicating the inactivity crisis among youth. ParticipACTION will use the winning videos to help spread the word about youth inactivity.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]