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Healthy Active School Symposium 2019 - Winter Wonderland

Posted on March 1

Northland School Division hosted its 2nd Annual Healthy Active School Symposium (HASS) with support from Ever Active Schools and Alberta Health Services. The event promotes healthy eating, active living, and mental wellbeing. It also empowers students to contribute towards creating healthier school communities. 

Director of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learner Success Lorraine Cardinal-Roy, kick-started the day with a land acknowledgment and Ward 5 Trustee and Board Community Engagement Lead Louis Cardinal performed the opening prayer. Following the opening prayer, Honourable, Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake, shared a few words on behalf of Premier Rachel Notley. 

The sessions for this year's HASS included: 

  • Pow Wow Demonstration,
  • Metis Jigging, 
  • Guided Snowshoe,
  • Traditional Games,
  • Outdoor Food Preparation,
  • AMA Youth Run Club,
  • Winter Survival, and
  • Snow Science.

Over 50 students from NSD and High Prairie School Division attended HASS at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation. Special thank you to Ever Active Schools, Alberta Health Services, the volunteers, school staff and students who helped make NSD's 2nd Annual Healthy Active School Symposium (HASS) possible. Scroll down to view the photo gallery!