Learn to Play a sound investment
Students at Maxville Public School will enjoy everything from yoga to snowshoeing thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Royal Bank of Canada.
The school used the money to support a snowshoeing program which began this month at the Summerstown Trails. Next month, students will enjoy curling at the Maxville and District Curling Club and skating at the Maxville Sports Complex.
Alexandria RBC Branch Manager Ann Bissonnette officially presented a cheque to Maxville Public School Principal Krista Mano during a ceremony in the school gymnasium. Given as part of the RBC Learn to Play Project, this grant will help students increase their physical activity by allowing them to enjoy snowshoeing, dance, curling, soccer, and skating at area facilities. The funds will be used to purchase a floor-curling set to instruct students in the gym on proper technique before hitting the curling ice.
“I’m very, very excited about giving our students the opportunity to participate in local programs and to help prepare them for a lifetime of activity,” said Principal Mano. “It’s also giving our students the opportunity to use area facilities and to build a stronger sense of community.”
Robert Dupras, from St-Basile-le-Grand, (left) in the lineup of vintage Ski-Doos, brought his friends Mario St-Denis, from Pointe-Calumet, and Stéphane Gauthier, from Côteau-du-Lac, to help drive the three Bombardiers, a ‘61, a ‘62, and a ‘65, that he...