Host School: Gaspe Polyvalent
Convenor: Kerrilee Drohan / Pat Drohan
Event: Track and Field
Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Level: Elementary Junior Senior
Number of Participants: approximately 225
Schools Participating: Gaspe Polyvalent, Gaspe Elementary, Belle Anse, Shigawake-Port Daniel School, Evergreen High School, St. Patrick’s Elementary, New Carlisle High School, New Richmond High School, Riverview, Queen Elizabeth High School, Wejgwapniag
Time Event Began: 9:00AM
Time Event Ended: 4:30 PM
Canteen/Cafeteria (Explain what was offered to participants):
The cafeteria was opened at the school, but due to no stoppage for lunch, it is difficult for students to go there (was used for breakfast by those schools sleeping over). Due to having no lunch break, a canteen was set-up at the Track, offering hot dogs, grilled cheese, pop, juice, Gatorade, water, chips, homemade cookies.
Other Services Offered:
First Aid (qualified volunteer/some equipment loaned by Fire Department)
No extra activities added
Challenges You Had To Run A Successful Event:
Having the Track event in September, seems to be a bit more difficult because we cannot count on University students who are home to be volunteers. Thanks to all schools helping out and some last minute volunteers from Gaspe Poly parents, we were able to have the event run smoothly.
Summary of Event:
Addition of the Atom category seemed to work out well.
Addition of the few new events went well.
Gaspe Elementary won the banners for the Atom and Pee Wee categories.
Gaspe Polyvalent were winners of the Bantam, Midget and Juvenile categories.
A few records were broken and records set in all of the new events
Make sure all schedules and sheets are consistent with category names (Bantam, Midget and Juvenile).
Hurdles along Javelin runway.
Make an effort to have healthier options at the canteen (tried a few years ago but did not sell well – time to try again?)
Birthdays written beside entry – suggestion from another teacher at the event
Keep each school responsible for one event.
Convenor: David Douesnard
Event: Introduction To Golf
Date: Sept. 7, 2016
Level: Elementary ___ Junior _X_ Senior _X_
Number of Participants: 28
New Carlisle (10) – New Richmond (8) – Gaspe (10
Time Event Began: _8:30_- Time Event Ended: _2:15_
Canteen/Cafeteria: Canteen at Golf Club. Sandwiches, hot dogs, refreshments, etc.
Students were given a brief introduction to golf etiquette. They then were outfitted with clubs and went either to practice hitting an unlimited number of balls on the range or went to try putting. After this they went on the course to try out their skills and to get a feel for the game. Number of supervisors was good.
Very beautiful weather. Extremely warm for this date.
Challenges You Had To Run A Successful Event: None. There were a couple of close calls on the driving range as two different students had their clubs fly out of their hands and go sailing through the air, landing amongst others on the range. This was most likely attributable to the hot weather which caused their hands to be sweating.
Recommendations: Despite recommendations to make day more competitive, it didn`t work out as planned. Students seem to find it hard to play 9 holes despite a mulligan format. They all seem to get very hungry.