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Vanderhoof school wins Spirit of Healthy Kids grand prize


School children, teachers, and staff are shown in front of a school.
The winning kids from W.L. McLeod Elementary! (Photo courtesy of W.L. McLeod Elementary School)

The first ever Spirit of Healthy Kids Regional Program challenge is complete! Six schools from across Northern BC competed in a health, wellness, and philanthropic challenge for the chance to win grant money for health projects.

The grand prize winner is W.L. McLeod Elementary School in Vanderhoof!

W.L McLeod Elementary (Vanderhoof) won:

  • A $5,000 Spirit of Healthy Kids grant from Northern Health for the McLeod Healthy Kids and Families school project.
  • Tickets to a Prince George Cougars game for all students and teachers. Students’ parents and families can purchase extra tickets at a reduced rate.

Five other participating schools won a $1,000 Spirit of Healthy Kids grant!

  • Harwin Elementary School (Prince George)
  • Valemount Elementary School (Valemount)
  • Don Titus Montessori Elementary School (Chetwynd)
  • Margaret Ma Murray Community School (Fort St. John)
  • Uplands Elementary School (Terrace)

Thanks to the participating schools and congratulations to all the children who took part in the challenge!  

For more information, visit Spirit of Healthy Kids Regional Program.