14th Annual Go Girl celebrates wellness for Grade 5 girls

Date posted: 
Fri, 05/05/2017
Red Deer College

Interactive events to provide more than 600 students with lessons for an active lifestyle

RDC’s Be Fit for Life Centre is once again encouraging young girls to keep moving. The 14th annual Go Girl event promotes health, confidence and physical activity to Grade 5 girls in Red Deer Public School District and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.

“The whole premise of this event is so positive, and it really targets an important and impressionable age group of young girls,” explains Barb Marsh Program Coordinator for RDC’s Be Fit For Life Centre.

The event provides learning opportunities through a variety of interactive sessions, which includes nutrition, body confidence, tumbling, soft ball and even triathlon.

“Along with the value of these important health lessons, girls have the opportunity to meet new friends throughout the day,” says Marsh. “Our goal is for them to remember the positive lessons they learned at the event and carry these throughout their lives.”

With more than 600 students expected, the event will be led by nearly 30 instructors who will guide the students through activities and provide them with fun and valuable healthy lifestyle lessons. Since Go Girl began 14 years ago, nearly 7,000 Grade 5 girls have participated in the event.

Go Girl
Thursday, May 11 | 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Collicutt Centre | 3031 – 30 Avenue, Red Deer (see map)

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About Go Girl: The 14th annual Go Girl event is sponsored by NorthStar Sports, Servus Credit Union, InMotion, Collicutt Centre (The City of Red Deer), the Red Deer Public School Foundation, Red Deer Catholic Schools Foundation, Government of Alberta, Booster Juice, Kinnetts and Be Fit for Life Centre at RDC. 

About Be Fit For Life: The Be Fit For Life Network has provincial reach with nine regional centres working together to support the development of physical literacy across Alberta.

The Be Fit For Life Centre at Red Deer College is one of nine on-campus Centres within the Be Fit For Life Network. Each Centre develops local and regional partnerships based on the needs and wants of the community. Our dedicated staff at the RDC Be Fit For Life Centre will work with you to find a program that fits your needs and resources, whether at your school, place of business or right here on-campus.

For more information on Be Fit For Life Red Deer, please visit rdc.ab.ca/BFFL | Twitter | Facebook

For additional information, contact:

Barb Marsh
Program Coordinator Be Fit For Life Centre - RDC
Executive Committee member Go Girl 2017