A WPC Forum, a Final Rwanda Fundraiser and a Fitness Competition

Check out briefs on city events and news in the Jan. 10, 2012 edition of Five Things to Know Today.

Dynamite cook-off-

The Global Citizenship Program at Woonsocket High School will hold their final fundraiser for their trip to Rwanda this Friday at the Elks lodge at 380 Social St. The evening will include a night of entertainment, raffles, a dynamite cook-off and beer, beginning at 6 p.m.  The $10 ticket price covers all the dynamite you can eat along with keg beer. A full cash bar will also be available. Buy tickets at the door or contact Jason Marzini at jmarzini@cox.net.

PC Dean's list-

The following area residents have been named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Fall 2011 semester:

Ashley Berube of Woonsocket, RI and a member of the class of 2014,

Corey Brunelle of Woonsocket, RI and a member of the class of 2012,

Samantha Leclaire of Woonsocket, RI and a member of the class of 2014,

David Remillard of Woonsocket, RI and a member of the class of 2012,

Elaine St. Germain of Woonsocket, RI and a member of the class of 2014,

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits.


The Woonsocket Prevention Coalition will hold a forum in the Christiansen Conference Center at Landmark Medical Center today to discuss developing and implementing its next Three Year Community Prevention Plan. Residents will offer expertise and feedback for the group, starting at 9 a.m.

Bernon Heights Students of the Month-

Bernon Heights Elementary School has announced their December Students of the Month. The following students were honored for demonstrating the three Rs: Respect, Responsibility, and Ready To Learn:

Mah-Kaio Insixiengmay,  Albert Porabik,  Arouney Sithtaphone,  Hailey Lowe,  Destine Brennan,  Keith Roberts,  Madison Hardy,  Erika Bounyoung,  Michael Brown-Wilson,  Alex Faford,  Alexander Bressan,  Meagan Porder,  Jayden Parker,   Alek Groth,  Isaiah Figueroa,  Krisity Sanethanavong,  Kevin Antaya-Berard,  Ernest Bourk,  Angelina Sirois, and Madison Alger.

Shape Up RI Challenge-

Shape Up RI, the statewide campaign which helps Rhode Islanders lose weight and increase their exercise, has announced the launch of registration for its statewide wellness competition. The 12-week team competition begins on February 6 and runs through April 30.  Registration for teams and individuals may be done at www.shapeupri.org. The $20 registration fee is waived for employees of all participating employers.

Shape Up RI’s team-based weight loss and fitness competition challenges participants to form teams with friends, co-workers, and family members and compete over a twelve-week period.  Upon registration, participants receive a digital pedometer and tracking logbook shipped to their home or office.  Shape Up RI’s social networking website allows participants to set goals, track progress, chat with teammates, and compare results with other participants and teams across the state. Using fun game mechanics including competition, points, and prizes, the evidence-based Shape Up RI program empowers people to reach their goals. According to a major Brown University study published in the scientific journal Obesity, the average Shape Up RI participant loses 7 pounds in each competition.

In the upcoming competition, teams can participate in one or more of the following categories:

  • In the “Pedometer Steps” category, teams track their walking to see who can accumulate the most steps.
  • In the “Exercise” category, teams track the amount of time they spend doing moderate or high intensity cardio exercise
  • In the “Weight Loss” category, teams aim to lose the highest percentage of weight.
  • In The “Fruits & Veggies” category, teams compete to eat at least five servings per day.

This year’s program features a number of enhancements, including a newly redesigned social networking website, easier activity tracking via text messaging, a mobile-web application, team photo sharing, bonus weekly challenges for individuals to complete, and over 100 special deals and discounts on healthy products and services being offered throughout Rhode Island.
Shape Up RI, which has financial and in-kind support from major sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island for the past five years, is an award-winning wellness program that has enrolled over 230 companies and 70,000 participants since its inception in 2006. 

For more information about joining the Shape Up RI 2012 Challenge, visit www.shapeupri.org or call (401) 421-0608.

The above photo of runners in the Third Annual Polar Bear Run was submitted to the neighborhood gallery by Joe Luca. 

Lean Man January 10, 2012 at 04:26 PM
I would love to do this sometimes. Guess i will have to do with competing with myself for a little while. I found this MaxOT routine on http://leanbodymass.org that works pretty good. Lots of competing with yourself in that one. Good motivation
la_mouffette January 11, 2012 at 03:27 AM
is this profile a spam puppet account?


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