Youth Wellness Summit
On April 11th, 125 students from 5 different schools gathered at Stobart Community School in Duck Lake to discuss coping with anxiety and depression, and to learn about treatment and resources available to youth. Students in grades 7-10 from Beardy's First Nations, Clavet, Duck Lake, Langham, and One Arrow First Nations participated in the wellness summit.
Involved in the summit were presenters from a variety of organizations including Willow Cree Health, Canadian Roots Exchange, and OUTSaskatoon. Students also had the opportunity to hear from and work with an elder, a pet therapist, and a music therapist. Entertainment was provided by the Stobart Jiggers.
Thank you to Stobart Community School for all of the hard work that was put into the wellness summit. The planning committee, consisting of both students and staff, met and organized for many months to make this summit possible, and LDSCR loved being a part of it!
"Youth Building Healthy Communities" Conference
On March 24th, approximately 100 students from 6 different schools congregated at Porcupine Plain Composite School to learn about health, wellness and leadership in their community. Students in grades 7-9 from Arborfield, Carrot River, Choiceland, Hudson Bay, Kelvington, and Porcupine Plain were involved in the youth conference.
Students heard from Team Canada rower and international basketball player Carolyn Ganes, a nurse and a nutritionist from Kelsey Trail Health Region, as well as members of the Lung Association of Canada and Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.
Thank you to Kelsey Trail Health Region and Porcupine Plain Composite School for partnering with LDSCR on this event and for planning such a wonderful youth conference for the students!
Take the Lead! Midterm Training
On March 16th, three Take the Lead! schools gathered at the Alfred Jenkins Field House for a day of team building and leadership training. Students from St. John Community School, St. Michael Community School, and West Central School had the opportunity to learn new activities, present their games to other students, and try out the climbing wall at our Take the Lead! Midterm Training.
Thank you to Prince Albert Parkland Health Region and the participating schools for partnering with LDSCR on this Take the Lead! initiative, and for being a part of such a fun day!
St. John Community School, St. Michael Community School, and West Central School at Take the Lead! Midterm Training in March 2017.
Multicultural Day at WFA Turgeon
On March 31st, Multicultural Day was held at WFA Turgeon Catholic Community School for grades 1-6. LDSCR was there to facilitate gym games from around the world, including activities from Africa, Thailand, Europe, and First Nations games from right here in Canada.
Students also had the opportunity to experience Ukrainian Dancing, work with a First Nations Drummer, learn about rock art, take part in anti-racism activities, and taste many kinds of food from around the world.
Thank you WFA Turgeon School for hosting such an educational and fun event and inviting LDSCR to be a part of it!