Fitness Field Trip: Ski and Snowboard Day at Camp Fortune

Another month of snow and ice also means another fitness field trip centred around winter sports for Youville Centre’s young moms! Recently our students had the opportunity to visit Camp Fortune to ski and snowboard, spent time outside, and enjoy a fun and active field trip.

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The beautiful, sunny day began with a lesson in either skiing or snowboarding. Students were grouped according to their skill level and experience. For most of our young moms, this was their first time skiing or snowboarding.

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After a morning of lessons, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch, and then returned to the slopes for the afternoon. At this point in the day, students could try different ski runs to suit their comfort level, and take time to practice their new skills.

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It was a day of adventure, learning new skills, conquering fears, and having fun together. Even the Principal of M.F. McHugh Education Centre, Youville’s education partner, joined the students for a few ski runs!

Thank you to everyone who donated winter gear to help make this trip possible.




Fitness Field Trip: Skating on the Rideau Canal

Skating - 2In our Fitness Program, we try to take at least one field trip per season, so that our young moms can enjoy an outdoor fitness activity. We also try to choose activities that are low-cost or no-cost, and those that they can continue to enjoy with their children for years to come.

Skating - 3This past week we took our Fitness Class skating on the Rideau Canal! It was a beautiful, sunny day for a skate, and they enjoyed the experience thoroughly!

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Skating - 5Thank you to all who donated or lent skates, snowpants, helmets etc. for this event.
Each year we must gather skates, helmets, snowpants and other winter sporting gear for our field trips. If you or anyone you know is able to donate these items, particularly skates and helmets, please contact us at communications[at]youvillecentre[dot]org or call us at (613) 231-5150 Ext. 128.

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Happy Winterlude, everyone!