Building Bridges Award


Winner: Summer League Basketball (Isidro Dayawon)

The idea to develop an annual sporting event started four years ago when a group of Schulte employees contacted the Newcomer Center. They wanted to play basketball on a regular basis and meet new people. In 2012 Leroy School agreed to open their doors to a one-day tournament, which was attended by over 300 people from throughout the region. From these baby steps of one school and one team practicing, witnessed the following year the same group of guys wanting to play league every week, and invite teams from various communities to enter and play. Horizon School Division, The Regional Newcomer Centre and the group's captains have worked together to build a bridge. One that promotes community integration, healthy lifestyle options, new friendships, and healthy competition.

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