The Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association (OFSAA) receives funding to provide Grade 9 Try Day grants of up to $700 for 95 schools across the province.
Always worth a Try.
Grade 9 students at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School participate in the school’s Try Day program.
Priority is given to schools with programs that are sustainable (equipment purchased for future years), rural and small schools, and schools applying for Try Day grants for the first time.
St. Joseph’s Catholic High School has been involved in the Try Day program for a few years, and was successful again this year.
“The grant comes from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and indicates their strong commitment to the importance of physical activity in the lives of our young people,” explained Mark Valliquette of the Jaguars coaching staff.
“The Try Day initiative makes every effort to get more young people active, and to motivate those students entering Grade 9 to participate in school sports and physical activity throughout their high school years.”
Schools are provided with up to $700 to introduce a new sport of physical activity to their program.
Valliquette and Meghan Cahill’s Grade 9 boys and girls classes participated in a tournament day in early February.
“The equipment will continue to be used in our classes as well as be utilized by our hockey program when it resumes next fall,” Valliquette said.