16th Annual Go Girl celebrates wellness for grade 5 girls

Date posted: 
Wed, 05/01/2019
16th Annual Go Girl celebrates wellness for grade 5 girls

Interactive events provide over 700 students with lessons for an active lifestyle

RDC’s Be Fit for Life Centre and Go Girl committee is once again encouraging young girls to keep moving. The 16th annual Go Girl event promotes health, confidence and physical activity to grade 5 girls in the Red Deer Public School District and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.

“The whole premise of this event is really positive and it 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 will provide learning opportunities through a variety of interactive sessions, which will include nutrition, body confidence, tumbling, softball and triathlon.

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

With more than 700 girls expected to attend, the event will be led by nearly 30 instructors who will guide the students through activities, providing them with fun and valuable healthy lifestyle lessons. Since Go Girl began 15 years ago, nearly 7,500 grade 5 girls have participated in the event.

The event will also feature Mayor Tara Veer as the honoured lunch time speaker. The Mayor will be motivating the girls to be active every day and she will also share the new Community Better ParticipACTION challenge, which will occur from May 31 to June 16.

 

16th Annual Go Girl
Thursday, May 9 | 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Collicutt Centre | 3031 – 30 Avenue, Red Deer 

Members of the media are welcome to attend this event.

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For additional information, contact:

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate
RDC
403.342.3389

Shelley Newman    
Communications Strategist – Corporate  
RDC      
403.342.3299

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