Girls Only! (introduction to) Skateboarding

Organization Sponsor: Annapolis County Active Living


Program Description

April 16 to 20, 2007, is Girls Healthy Living Week in the Annapolis Valley. To celebrate, Club 400 is putting on skateboarding workshops for girls age 9 to 17, all over Annapolis County from Middleton to Cornwallis Park, and even extending to Digby!
Theyï are free and we provide skateboards, helmets, knee & elbow pads and wrist guards.
Girls are invited to try skateboarding in a safe, non-threatening environment.
We use the Skate Pass system to teach the basics and get people comfortable on a skateboard; however, these workshops are open to all skill levels.

Program Approximate Cost: 

Free for participants

Funding Sources: 

Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, Municipality of the County of Annapolis

Strategies For Sustainability: 

This will be the first introduction of the Skate Pass system in Canada. While these 'Girls Only' workshops are single events, Skate Pass will be taught by physical education teachers in Annapolis Valley Schools.

Impact Of Program: 

Hundreds of children and youth from Primary to Grade 12 will be introduced to skateboarding. They will learn how to ride safely. They will learn the importance of safety equipment and helmets. The demand for safe, acceptable places to skateboard will increase.

Evaluation Tools: 

Feedback from participants, teachers, and other observers.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

The will to support an exciting activity that youth are interested in.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

This program was taken to many locations and had to be showcased in the evening. The greatest challenge was donating the extra time and transporting the equipment for 20 participants in a TOYOTA ECHO

Length and Stage of Project: 

Club 400 will also hold 'Boys Only' workshops in May 2007, but Skate Pass could become a part of our school phys. ed. curriculum as early as June 2007.

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