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The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Ambassadors have attended several events throughout the Humber-Downsview community to create awareness about the program, and especially about the Water Does Wonders theme. Here’s a peek at where our Ambassadors have been:

Driftwood Multicultural Festival- September 24th, 2016.
The Driftwood multicultural festival include a number of workshops, carnival games, international food vendors and talent showcase. The event was held at Driftwood community centre and was an all ages event with different activities. The event is held annually, this time partnered with Black Creek Community Health Centre with a health fair aspect. Community ambassadors set up the Sink or Swim game, highlighting the importance of drinking water. During this event, promotional water bottles and water tattoos were distributed to children 0-12 years of age.

Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Summit- October 19th, 2016.
This event brought together community members and agencies to discuss the various projects and programs available in the area. At this event we shared information with other agencies and played the Sink or Swim game with several attendees.

Toolkit preparation/ Binder assembly: October 24,25,26/ November 29, 2016
Community ambassadors came together to prepare toolkits and informational binders to be distributed to community partners and agencies. The event was held at BCCHC.

Freedom Fridayz: October 28th, 2016.
The Freedom Fridays event is run by Black Creek Community Health Centre and is aimed at bringing together youth and area residents. The event had a talent showcase with dancers and singers and community ambassadors were asked to play the Sink or Swim game with children 0-12 for a chance to win water bottles and talk to parents and children about healthy hydration practices. Healthy Kids Community Challenge had a table with infographics and other hand outs.

Elia Middle School Wellness Week- November 2nd, 2016.
The event’s purpose was to share information about Water Does Wonders with middle school children. Ambassadors played the sink or swim game, did water tattoos and spoke to children about healthy hydration and key messages.

Diabetes Prevention Workshop- November 19, 2016.
The event was geared towards Francophone community members in order to discuss diabetes prevention. Community ambassador was responsible to play the Sink or Swim game and educate attendees about healthy hydration and key Water Does Wonders messages.

Chum Holiday Basket Drive- November 21, 22, 23, 2016.
The chum basket drive event was to package baskets for respective recipients. Volunteers came together to organize and distribute gift baskets.

WDW workshop: December 1st, 2016.
Volunteers met with community agency partners to discuss the water does wonders theme of HKCC. The purpose was to demonstrate the games as well as to educate partners on key information to pass along to their community members.

Theme 3 strategic planning: January 17, 2017.
The event was to bring together community members and community partners to prepare for the third theme of HKCC. Volunteers were the voice of the community, discussing the needs of the community.

Lunch Bag Distribution: BCCHC- January 31, 2017/ February 2, 2017.
The purpose of this event was to bring the key messages of water does wonders to clients of Black Creek Community Health centre. Volunteers discussed the importance of staying hydrated and distributed info post cards, lunch bags and water bottles.





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