Four local area schools are in for a treat this week when they receive a visit from 6-time Guinness World Record holder Rob “Frisbee Rob” McLeod, who is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador from Calgary.
Rob travels all over the world competing in frisbee competitions and has been touring North America for three years sharing his message to over 10,000 kids from Kindergarten to Grade 12. His Resiliency Assembly includes messages of Kindness, Acceptance, Determination and Curiosity and his Digital Literacy Assembly includes messages of Self-Discipline, Awareness and Consequences. He also runs frisbee workshops for students that includes throwing & catching, running and showing the possibilities that exist with a frisbee (100+ throws and infinite catches!).
In addition to his 6 Guinness World Records, Rob also has 10 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 using technology (the average kid spend 7 hours a day in front of a screen and 3 hours playing video games). Rob’s assembly includes a challenge to all students – for them to take one day away from playing Video Games and Watching Netflix, Youtube and TV. If they are successful, Rob will send them a prize. 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’s schedule this week will be:
- Tuesday, Feb 21 – H.E. Bourgoin School presentation, workshops and parent session (Bonnyville)
- Wednesday, Feb 22 – Glendon School (Pink Shirt Day) presentation & workshops (Glendon)
- Thursday, Feb 23 – Wandering River presentation & workshops (Wandering River)
- Friday, Feb 24 – Ardmore School presentation, workshops & book reading (Ardmore)
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 http://www.thedavyrule.com.
You can contact Rob by phone at 403-618-2946 or email at [email protected]