(ISN) – CALGARY—Double Olympic medallist, Beckie Scott, will ski into Edmonton’s Beacon Heights Elementary School to launch the Ski Fit North Alberta season, December 17 at 9 a.m.
The face of the unique community outreach cross-country ski program, Scott will seek to inspire the Kindergarten to Grade 6 students to live a healthy and more active lifestyle through a short motivational presentation followed by introducing them to cross-country skiing in the schoolyard.
The initiative is part of Cross Country Alberta and Cross Country Canada’s Ski Fit North Alberta program developed to expose predominantly First-Nation and Metis, along with all Alberta children, to have an opportunity to participate in sport, with the chance to increase physical and mental well-being through cross-country skiing.
Over the last four years Scott has travelled to northern Alberta communities delivering inspirational messages to children in remote corners of the province. The program is a unique and proud partnership between Cross Country Canada (CCC), Cross Country Alberta (the provincial affiliate to the National body) and now in its final year with title partner Statoil.
Ski Fit North Alberta targets Canadian Aboriginal youth between the ages of six and 14 in regions of Statoil’s core business in Northern Alberta. Scott, of Vermilion, Alta., helps recruit and retain children to the sport of cross-country skiing in an effort to increase awareness, support youth development and strengthen Canada’s junior athlete talent pool.