PD day was a lot of fun for HYC members

It’s here: The 19th annual Lloyd’s Bowl for Kids is set for a fun night on Friday with friendly competition with fantastic local philanthropists. It looks like it could be the best year yet, all thanks to the awesome response from the Stettler community! For everyone partaking - don’t forget to dress up like your favourite Olympic sport athlete would! We’ll see ya down at the lanes!

It’s here: The 19th annual Lloyd’s Bowl for Kids is set for a fun night on Friday with friendly competition with fantastic local philanthropists. It looks like it could be the best year yet, all thanks to the awesome response from the Stettler community! For everyone partaking – don’t forget to dress up like your favourite Olympic sport athlete would! We’ll see ya down at the lanes!

The Girls Fit program through the Stettler Active Living Network kicked off last week with a fun hour of Latin dance with Sarah Humphreys, who kept the girls cha-cha-cha-ing across the floor. The program filled up quickly, much to organizers’ excitement, and will run another six weeks, with an ‘amazing’ wind up planned for March 13. The girls went home Tuesday with some swanky Girls Fit swag – gym bags, pedometers and a ton of information on how to get active through classes and programs in the community. The network hopes to offer another program soon, so watch for updates.

The HYC Stettler Winter Olympics on PD day was a hoot. With the five events, plus a torch relay, the kids were all but spent from the busy day. The participants started the day by breaking into 4 country teams – Finland, Switzerland, Russia and Czech Republic (all coming to Vancouver 2010), then creating jerseys. After that everything went into full swing. From Main Street, to the rink a few blocks from HYC, to the rec centre, then down to West Stettler park and a wrap up at the center with Russia taking the hockey event (let’s hope that’s not a sign of what’s to come for Vancouver). The kids were pooped, the staff was pooped but everyone had a great time and went home with gold. A big thank you to all the businesses that came out to cheer for the kids, it really made their day to have your support.

Kidpower was having a ball last week outside painting snow in the backyard – hearts, happy faces and crazy designs are all over the place. Energy was finding new ways to incorporate physical activity – this week’s challenge was to make a like sized monopoly board, with people as the game pieces. The end result was pretty cool and Spark helped give the game a test run – a bit of confusion ensued but everyone had a great time.

Torch and Keystone would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who donated bottles for Haitian relief and the finally donation tally will run in next weeks column.

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson