I’m thrilled to be riding in support of the Y and GEN7. They share my inclusive philosophy and have amazing programs that build strong communities. It’s so important that we provide our youth with opportunities to lead healthy active lives.
With the support of University faculties such as UBC Medicine, Lakehead Law and Queens Engineering, record numbers of Aboriginal students are becoming doctors, lawyers and engineers. https://twitter.com/ubc/status/601178210915717120
Collaboration is key
We’re starting with bikes though the generous support of Sport Central in Edmonton and working with the dedicated staff at Chief Julius School.
Next is a cross country ski program. This is amazing teamwork involving the School, 4x Olympian Sharon Firth, coaching via Paul Hanthorn, equipment thru Sport Central and vetted by Mike Neary of Ski Fit North Alberta.
Thinking this is a model we could take across the north!
Here’s the clip from Friday’s show with CBC’s Lisa Laco. 9 min of airtime! I talked about the Ride, bike programs and visiting my wonderful grandkids in town.
Check out the Gallery page for pics and notes on the remarkable people I’ve met and events I’ve attended in the past 2 years.
Great article by Sarah Swenson, Wetaskiwin Times