Olympic medallist expands cross country skiing program in aboriginal schools – CBC

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Olympic medallist expands cross country skiing program in aboriginal schools – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016259 Views

Jan 21, 2016

Scott says huge benefits in physical literacy and mental wellness could lead to future Olympic medals

The principal of an Alberta First Nation school is singing the praises of a cross country skiing program expanded this week by retired Olympian Beckie Scott.

“We want them to become the best learners they can and part of that is being physically active,” said Jeff Horvath, principal at Tsuut’ina First Nation High School.

“We want healthy young people in our communities and cross country skiing being one of the best exercises you can do, I think it will only benefit our young people.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/olympic-medalist-expands-cross-country-skiing-in-aboriginal-schools-1.3414725

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