Elks do­na­tion helps keep chil­dren ac­tive

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

The gen­eros­ity of the Swift Cur­rent Elks Lodge will help chil­dren be more ac­tive this win­ter.

A large do­na­tion by the Elks will al­low chil­dren be­tween the ages of 6 and 11 to par­tic­i­pate free dur­ing cer­tain pub­lic skat­ing and swim­ming times. The $3,500 do­na­tion helps off­set the costs of op­er­a­tion in or­der to cover the free pub­lic us­age time.

“Par­tic­i­pa­tion in reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity has a pos­i­tive im­pact on be­hav­ior and healthy lifestyles in youth and with the gen­eros­ity of the Elks Lodge more chil­dren and fam­i­lies will have the op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pa­tion,” noted Aquatic Su­per­in­ten­dent Miriam Hor­nell.

Pub­lic swims take place on a reg­u­lar ba­sis on Tues­days from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pub­lic skat­ing is avail­able weekly at the Fairview Are­nas, with week­end pub­lic skat­ing avail­able at the iPlex.

A full sched­ule of events is avail­able at www.swiftcur­rent.

Colin Cowan and Clint Terl­son from the Swift Cur­rent Elks Lodge #8 present a cheque for over $3,500 to Recre­ation and Sched­ul­ing Su­per­in­ten­dent Nicole Peno to bring free pub­lic skat­ing and pub­lic skat­ing to Swift Cur­rent youth this win­ter.

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