Operation Red Nose: Charlevoix-Ouest, Quebec
Beneficiary organization: Forum Jeunesse Charlevoix-Ouest
The proceeds of Operation Red Nose Charlevoix-Ouest support the following project : Promoting healthy food habits by providing healthy meals and offering sports activities to young people ages 12 to 17 in the Charlevoix region.
The project targets physical activity and healthy food habits. It is aimed at fighting a sedentary lifestyle among young people and at fostering school success by providing various sports activities during the lunch hour after participants have eaten a healthy meal. Throughout the school year, two facilitators, accompanied by a volunteer, plan and prepare meals and teach young people about the importance of eating healthy foods for their well being and their development. Each week, on average, 100 healthy meals are served to young people for the low price of $1.50 per meal (or for free for those who don’t have enough money).
Operation Red Nose: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Beneficiary organization: Pacificsport Vancouver Island
The proceeds of Operation Red Nose Nanaimo support the following project:
Operation Red Nose: Nanaimo, British ColumbiaHost organization: Pacificsport Vancouver IslandThe proceeds of the Operation Red Nose campaign allow the organization to: provide bursaries to deserving athletesJade Richardson, an accomplished athletics athlete, was the recipient of the 2010 Don Long Memorial Bursary. This $500 bursary is awarded each year to a deserving athlete for their athletic and community achievements. In 2009, Jade placed 1st in Discus and 1st in Shot at BC Youth Championships and 2nd in Discus at Canadian Youth Championships. Jade Richardson is also very involved in her community, particularly as a mentor to younger athletes.
The provincial network of Pacific Sport Centres, in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Pacific, delivers sport performance programs to help athletes and coaches win medals for Canada.