Grade 4 Birkie Ski Lessons

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by Marion Hinteregger

Encouraging kids to get outside and be active in the winter, is a solid step towards improving mental and physical health. What better way then to cross country ski?!

Our Canadian Birkebeiner Society (CBS) volunteers had so much fun at Delton Elementary School on February 15, 2019. CBS provided cross country ski equipment, ski lessons, and winter games for the grade four classes.  The kids tried the Giant Ski challenge; biathlon nerf gun relay; winter warm up dance moves; and snowball stuffies dodgeball. Our society also gave away free admission to Birkie Sunday ski events.

Big thanks to SPUD Alberta for supplying the children with healthy snacks! Thanks to Edmonton Counsellor Scott McKeen for the idea and support! Thanks Anne Bradley, Delton Teacher and past Birkie board member, for arranging the class participation.

We loved introducing cross country skiing, winter fun and our Birkebeiner tradition to these Grade Four Vikings!