The Drop the Pop Challenge in all nine Cree communities can be officially deemed a success as the Voyageur Memorial Elementary School in Mistissini won $2,000 in a raffle to go towards the purchase of sports equipments and various products related to healthy living.
The challenge, which took place between March and April, is set up to encourage kids to go easy on teeth-decaying soda. It also suggests other alternatives, such as milk, so the children can grow up strong and healthy.
Drop the pop award winners
Gilbert Dick, a Grade 6 student in Whapmagoostui, won the overall student award of a whopping $500 towards sports equipment.
The following are students who won $50 towards sports equipment in each community.