Students at three schools in the Simcoe County District School Board, which includes Barrie, Ontario and surrounding area, 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’s schedule will be:
- Mon, Dec 2 & Tues, Dec 3 – Minesing Central Public School
- Thurs, Dec 5 – Sunnybrae Public School
- Fri, Dec 6 – Allandale Heights Public School
Rob travels all over the world competing in frisbee competitions and has been touring North America for five years sharing his message to over 125,000 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 http://www.thedavyrule.com.
For interview requests, please contact Rob by phone at 403-618-2946 or email at [email protected].
One of Ontario’s largest public education systems, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has schools and learning centres dotted throughout 4,800 beautiful square kilometres in Simcoe County. This south-central Ontario setting bordered by the Holland Marsh in the south, the Trent-Severn Waterway in the east, Blue Mountain in the west and Muskoka in the north is known for its friendly mix of urban and rural communities and superb natural recreational facilities.