H.K.C.C. Water Does Wonders!

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Healthy Kids Community Challenge Oshawa logoOshawa is one of 45 communities in Ontario selected to participate in a 3-year program designed to improve the health of children aged 12 years and under.


Led by the City of Oshawa, a team of community partners are working together to implement local programs and activities that focus on physical activity and healthy eating. Currently, we are focusing on the theme of “Water Does Wonders!”.

Schools & Childcare Centres: Share your Water Journey/Diary

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Community childcare centres and local Oshawa elementary schools can post their journey's/diaries on our Stories tab. Be sure to post some pictures for bonus marks!


Families: Take the Pledge!

Families pledged to date: 151

Our Healthy Kids Family Pledge was from December 1, 2016 to January 7, 2017 (12:00 p.m. E.S.T.). Families who entered during this time were entered into a draw for a chance to win great prizes from local businesses.

Your family can challenge themselves by pledging to:

  1. Play everyday! Get 60 minutes a day.
  2. Drink up! Water Does Wonders! Choose water.
  3. Eat right! Choose veggies and fruit for snacks!
  4. Sleep tight! Get a good night's sleep every night.


For more information, facts, tips and Healthy Kids updates, follow activeOshawa on Facebook and Twitter and #HealthyKidsOSH and #HealthyKidsON or visit the Healthy Kids Oshawa webpage. Review the Pledge Terms and Conditions.



Healthy Kids Community Challenge Oshawa logoOshawa is one of 45 communities in Ontario selected to participate in a 3-year program designed to improve the health of children aged 12 years and under.


Led by the City of Oshawa, a team of community partners are working together to implement local programs and activities that focus on physical activity and healthy eating. Currently, we are focusing on the theme of “Water Does Wonders!”.

Schools & Childcare Centres: Share your Water Journey/Diary

We are experiencing some technical difficulties the site administrator has been notified, please bear with us.


Community childcare centres and local Oshawa elementary schools can post their journey's/diaries on our Stories tab. Be sure to post some pictures for bonus marks!


Families: Take the Pledge!

Families pledged to date: 151

Our Healthy Kids Family Pledge was from December 1, 2016 to January 7, 2017 (12:00 p.m. E.S.T.). Families who entered during this time were entered into a draw for a chance to win great prizes from local businesses.

Your family can challenge themselves by pledging to:

  1. Play everyday! Get 60 minutes a day.
  2. Drink up! Water Does Wonders! Choose water.
  3. Eat right! Choose veggies and fruit for snacks!
  4. Sleep tight! Get a good night's sleep every night.


For more information, facts, tips and Healthy Kids updates, follow activeOshawa on Facebook and Twitter and #HealthyKidsOSH and #HealthyKidsON or visit the Healthy Kids Oshawa webpage. Review the Pledge Terms and Conditions.


Time to tell Healthy Kids Oshawa what you have been doing! 

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Did you have an event to promote drinking water? Did you have a letter writing campaign? How about a Sugar Shocker display? We want to hear about it and see it!

Be sure to post your journey with some pictures for extra bonus marks!

If you are looking for the Community Workshop Journey or the Diary of a Water Does Wonders Leader evaluations, please visit: www.oshawa.ca/healthykids

Check back regularly to see what other leaders have posted and share your comments.

Deadline for submissions:

Community Facilities: February 1, 2017

Schools: February 1, 2017

Thank you!

Thanks for sharing your activities, events and pictures with us. Check back soon as your journey/diary will be posted here and shared with the community

Be sure to take the Healthy Kids Community Pledge for a chance to win great prizes!

Thank you again.

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    almost 2 years ago
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    After learning so many things about the benefits of drinking water, the water student leaders at Vincent Massey planned a week of activities to bring this information to the rest of the school. During the last week of November, they surveyed the classes to find out which fruits people would like the most in their water and based on the results, it was determined that watermelon, raspberry and mango were the favourites. So for three days at lunch and recesses in December, the water leaders sold fruit-infused water to students and staff. The money they raised was donated to Simcoe... Continue reading

  • Queen Elizabeth P.S. - Water Does Wonders!

    almost 2 years ago
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    The Journal – Part I

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    The picture below shows the packed storage cupboards after the water bottles arrived at school:

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    by Beau Valley Public School Water Does Wonders Team, almost 2 years ago

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  • Sherwood's Water Squad!

    by amohns, almost 2 years ago
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    Sherwood Public School – Water Squad Team

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    In November, the team set up an interactive display at the Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds family health night at their school. The display showed how much sugar is in common drinks such as pop, juice, and sports drinks. Over 100 parents and students attended the event.

    In December, the water team was hard at work promoting the importance of drinking water with students and staff through school wide announcements, putting up posters... Continue reading

  • Posted on behalf of St. John Bosco

    almost 2 years ago

    We did an information skit showing the different sugar contentin a variety of drinks (i.e. apple juice, gatorade and coke) showcasing thatWATER is a healthier option.

    An upcoming event is to invite various classes to test theirknowledge of the sugar content in a variety of drinks other than water.

    Dana Elliott

    St. John BoscoGrade 6 teacher

    Video to follow

  • Posted on behalf of: The St. Kateri Water Team

    almost 2 years ago
    What We've Done

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    What We're Yet To Do

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    ... Continue reading
  • Taking the Water Does Wonders Challenge!

    by VillageUnion, almost 2 years ago

    We are excited to begin our Water does Wonders Challenge within our school! Our posters and announcements are ready for our school! Looking forward to kicking off our new adventure!

    -Village Union

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    by Backman, almost 2 years ago
    Water does wonders

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  • Rethink Your Drink! St. Joseph

    by Sdmac76 , almost 2 years ago

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  • Coronation Shares the News That Water Does Wonders

    by T Symons, almost 2 years ago
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