Elks donation helps keep children active
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.