Thanks to everyone who took part in the first Family FUN-O Challenge in 2019. Due to the success of that progra, Devon FCSS is going to be providing two family challenges this year: Table Talks and FUN-O Games Nights.
Table Talks - we are challenging you to eat a minimum of 28 sit-down meals together over two months (harder than it sounds in this busy day and age!) and talk on specific topics. This will be running April & May.
FUN-O Games Night - not restricted to UNO anymore... Do you enjoy games? Can spare up to 25 minutes per day and commit to 28 days of fun over two months to connect? Then this challenge is for you! This will run October & November.
Rules and prizes amount are the same for both challenges.
Both 28-day challenges are a great opportunity for you and your family to enjoy time together, learn new skills and connect with each other. Best of all both are free to enter and lots of fun. Oh, and did we mention, YOU get to choose your family prize for the FUN-O and a food card for the Table Talks (both $200).
So how does this work?
For BOTH - you choose what you mean by your family - as long as there is a minimum of one person over 18 and one person under 18, then you are good to go.
For TABLE TALKS - you don't have to do anything except download or access the questions and game sheet, both of which will be uploaded closer to the date.
For FUN-O - head to the Town of Devon Office pick up a free pack of UNO cards to get you started, and a game sheet or download it here if you only need the sheet and not the cards.
For BOTH - you play or sit and eat together for a minimum of 10 minutes per day the first ‘level’ followed by 15, 20, and end with 25 minutes as you near the end of the challenge. Each level must take seven days to complete, but participants will have up to 14 days per level to complete their UNO games (we know life can be a bit busy!). Overall, challengers have two months to play at least once per day over a span of 28 days in total. The list of conversation starter questions can be downloaded here as well (you don't have to use them).
When you are finished the challenge, just hand in the fully completed game sheet to the Town Office or via email and wait to see if your name is drawn on by the date indicated.
The main challenger must either be a Devon resident and / or have at least one child in your family registered at a Devon school to qualify to win the prize (e.g. you don't live in Devon but your child, grandchild, etc. goes to one of our schools).
Your family must consist of at least two people – one 18+ and one under 18.
Try to play / eat with as many people as possible (it doesn’t always have to be the same family members – include Grandma, uncles, neighbours, friends etc.).
You will be required to complete a short questionnaire on your entry form when you return it at the end of the challenge.
Each ‘level’ - 10, 15, 20 and 25 minutes – must be done for seven days each and you have two weeks to complete each one.
Aim to have a conversation with each other every time you play – if you want some “different” ideas we have included a list of questions you can ask with the game sheet.
Only one entry per household / family.
The TABLE TALKS challenge runs from April 1 - May 30 and the FUN-O Games Night runs October 1 - November 30. All entries must be returned, fully completed, by no later than 4 p.m. on the deadline indicated on the games sheet. Incomplete entry forms and / or those who didn’t make the full 28 will not be accepted. You can email it to FCSS@devon.ca or return to the office.
The winning prize will be awarded to the person named on the entry form.
FUN-O. The winning prize is for $200 gift card for the activity indicated on the entry form, and must be allocated towards a family friendly activity (movie night, Rec Room, swimming, escape room, science museum, Oil Kings tickets etc.).
If there is not an option to get a gift card for the chosen activity, a prepaid credit card might be provided (solely at the discretion of the Town of Devon.) The family is responsible for any costs over the total prize amount.
Anything not deemed family friendly will not be permitted and is at the discretion of the Town of Devon.
TABLE TALKS. The winning prize will be a $200 gift certificate for a local food store.
Winners from the eligible entries will be drawn at random on the date specified on the applicable game sheet.
There is no cash alternative available for either prize.