Girls Only! (introduction to) Skateboarding
Organization Sponsor: Annapolis County Active Living
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.
Free for participants
Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, Municipality of the County of Annapolis
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.
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.
Feedback from participants, teachers, and other observers.
The will to support an exciting activity that youth are interested in.
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
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.