More than 175 students and parents attended a Family Wellness Night at Georges P. Vanier Catholic School in Chatham recently.
"It was a fantastic event with tremendous support and participation from many community partners," says Americo Todino, Principal of Georges P. Vanier Catholic School. "I want to thank everyone who attended!"
The evening was organized by the Georges P. Vanier Catholic School Advisory Council and funded through a Parent Reaching Out Grant. The goal was to promote health and wellness.
Council members sought out community partners who were willing to share information about living a healthy lifestyle. Participating agencies included CK Public Health, the Kent Dairy Association, CK Recreation, YMCA Chatham-Kent and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In addition, representatives of Cornell Irish Dance, Pure Dance, Blenheim Golden Eagles Gymnastics Club, Peak Athletic, the Chatham Granite Club, DrumFit and Cobra Taekwondo were also on hand to provide demonstrations.
In keeping with the theme for the evening, an army of parents and school volunteers helped prepare healthy snacks, including wraps, veggies and fruit.
"It was a busy evening," says Mr. Todino. "Our school library and eight classrooms were needed to host all of our visitor booths and interactive centres. Thanks also to our Grade 7 and 8 students, who helped run events and stamp participation passports."
In the photo (above) students participate in a Taekwondo demonstration.