Grit Farm has been working with schools in the Lower Mainland through their physical literacy initiative since 2017.
The ongoing partnerships with various local schools has evolved into the “Grit Project” Trials and Games. A project that aims to help youth recognize the pivotal importance of health and fitness; self-awareness, function, self-confidence, wellness and “grit.”
The Grit Trials begin with extraordinary stories of local heroes, and ordinary people, who have defied expectations to do what others might call impossible. The “trials” themselves are a collection of fun physical challenges – designed to help kids identify their strengths and limitations… and engage in their own pursuit of grit and resilience in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
The Grit Games are set on a functional fitness course as adapted from the training of First Responders. The Games are a unique way to encourage kids to consider the functional application of fitness and to re-connect with the pure joy of active play.
List of Past Events
RE Mountain Secondary – 2017, 2018 & 2019
Kirk Weiss – firstname.lastname@example.org
Burnaby South Secondary – 2017 & 2019
Harbinder Kingra – Kingra@sd41.bc.ca
Walnut Grove Secondary – 2018 & 2019
Martha McKay – MMcKay@sd35.bc.ca
John Oliver Secondary – 2018
Damian Wilmann – email@example.com
Sir Walter Moberly – 2019
Adams Road Elementary – 2017
Waverly Elementary – 2017
George Greenaway Elementary – 2017
Chilliwack Corn Maze – 2016 & 2018 – Diane Bruinsma
Ruben Ruckus – 2018 – Grace Choi Events
Hip Heroz – 2018 – Grace Choi Events
Women to Warrior – 2017 – Easter Seals
Khatsalano Festival – 2016, 2017 & 2019