The City of Leduc is pleased to help celebrate Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Day®, May 26, 2012, in support of the local chapter that has helped more than 100 children and youth since its launch in 2010.
WHAT: Canadian Tire Jumpstart Day®
WHEN: May 26, 2012
WHERE: Canadian Tire Leduc (5402 Discovery Way)
Community barbecue 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
“All proceeds and donations collected at Leduc’s Canadian Tire and Mark’s Work Wearhouse stores will go directly to Leduc’s Jumpstart program,” says Cristal Bole, manager of community development and service planning with the City of Leduc. “Jumpstart Day is an opportunity for everyone in our community to be a part of something amazing – helping kids in our community get involved in sports and recreation.”
The Leduc chapter began in 2010, and connected more than 80 children and youth in 2011 with community athletic and recreation programming. Championed by local store owner Steve Laurion, the local chapter now includes representation from; Black Gold Regional Schools, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools, Boys and Girls Club of Leduc, Leduc and District Food Bank, minor sporting associations, city administration and Canadian Tire staff.
Leduc’s Jumpstart Chapter is under the umbrella of Everybody gets to play™, which is a national initiative to enhance the quality of life for families by increasing access and participation in recreation, athletic and cultural opportunities. Jumpstart is a community-based charitable program helping children and youth, ages four to 18, participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming, so they can develop important life skills, self-esteem and confidence.
In 2011, Leduc city council proclaimed the last Saturday of May as Canadian Tire Jumpstart Day in Leduc to coincide with National Jumpstart Day.
For more information on the program, visit www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart, call toll free at 1-877-616-6600 or the City of Leduc at 780-980-7177.
As part of our partnership with Leduc, Beaumont, Devon Primary Care Network in the Prescription to Get Active. We have put together some resources for you to utilize. They include information and maps of free or low cost activities.
For more information or to access the resources click here
Looking to get your family outdoors?Click here
for a map to the variety of outdoor activities available.
Thank you to those that have already visited our Healthy Hearts staff at the various outdoor arena locations.
Unfortunately, due to the warm weather, we have chosen not to continue to maintain many of the outdoro arenas. This means that as of February 22, 2012 we will no longer have staff visit the various arenas.
We apologize for this but encourage you and your family to get out and get active and enjoy this early spring type weather.
Good morning, we apologize to anyone in the Suntree neighbourhood anticipating our Healthy Hearts staff yesterday. Shaw Media was out doing a photo shoot and when we arrived at the site, there was no one around so we promptly moved the photo shoot to Ailleen Fuller. Don't worry though, we will be back in march!