Students at Sunchild First Nation School are in for a treat this week when they receive a visit from 6-time Guinness World Record holder “Frisbee Rob” McLeod, who is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador. This will be Rob’s third residency at the school.
Rob will be teaching frisbee all week, having students explore what’s possible including ultimate, disc golf, freestyle, self caught flight, and inventing games. Rob is a physical literacy champion and incorporates fundamental movement skills into every workshop, teaching the importance of multi sport participation, and challenging students to get Unplugg’d by setting limits on screen time including: no screens at the dinner table, no screens one hour before bed, and no screens in the bedroom.
Rob travels all over the world competing in frisbee competitions and has been touring North America for six years sharing his message to over 135,000 kids from Kindergarten to Grade 12. His messages include physical literacy, learning from failure & not giving up, kindness, and getting unplugg’d. He also runs frisbee workshops for students that includes throwing & catching, running and showing the possibilities that exist with a frisbee (150+ throws and infinite catches!).
In addition to his 6 Guinness World Records, Rob also has 13 World Championships and holds the Canadian Distance Record for throwing a flying disc farther than any other Canadian, which is currently 712 feet (more than 2 football fields!).
Rob is passionate about inspiring and encouraging kids to be the best they can be – no matter what that might be. He is also concerned about the amount of time that kids are spending in front of a screen (the average kid spends 8 hours a day in front of a screen and 3 hours playing video games). Rob’s assembly includes a challenge to all students – to set limits on screen time, and to not have screens in the bedroom, at the dinner table, and for one hour before bed. The challenge is called Get Unplugg’d and you can find out more about the challenge including Successes and the Wall of Fame online at http://www.unpluggd.ca.
Rob has also co-authored a children’s book featuring real-life dog Davy Whippet, his canine teammate and best friend. Together they have 2 Guinness World Records. The book is titled The Davy Rule and it teaches kids about acceptance, kindness, determination and self-awareness, aimed at children ages 4-10. You can find out more online at https://www.thedavyrule.com.
For interview requests, please contact Rob by phone at 403-618-2946 or email at email@example.com.
Sunchild First Nation
The Sunchild First Nation is a Cree First Nation in Alberta, Canada part of Treaty 6, signed on May 25, 1944, under the leadership of Chief Louis Sunchild. The First Nation has one reserve, Sunchild 202. The reserve, 52.18 km2 (20.15 sq mi) in size, is located approximately 60 km (37 mi) northwest of Rocky Mountain House. It shares the western border of the O’Chiese First Nation.
As of March 9, 2017, the Sunchild First Nation is led by Chief Jonathan Frencheater and councilors Norman Lagrelle, Audrey Crookedlegs, Clint McHugh, Joey Pete, and Edwin Frencheater. The Chief and Council oversee approximately 1300 members (1,209 in the 2008 census), with approximately 75% living in the Nation.
The community is served by the Sunchild First Nation’s administrative office, Sunchild First Nation School, Sunchild health center, Sunchild convenience store, a community head-start program, volunteer fire department, community corrections, and an RCMP remote office.
The Sunchild First Nation is home to the Sunchild Bison Cheerleading team, Canada’s first and only First Nation Cheerleading program on a reserve, and the Sunchild Bisons Football Team, Canada’s first and only First Nation football program on a reserve.