Higher Spirits Floor Hockey League

Organization Sponsor: Lakeland District for Sport, Culture & Recreation

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Program Description

This after school registration-based floor hockey program is offered to Gr. 5 & 6 classes of each of the 10 schools Monday to Thursday from January to March. The schools are bussed to a City of Prince Albert facility to play against each other. This program has evolved into a youth mentorship program, where older adults from a local community high school take part as referees, coaches, scorekeepers and timekeepers throughout the duration of the program. A nutrition component taught by the PAPHR Food For Thought Nutritionist is included for each of the schools involved in this league.

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Key Partnerships in the following programs exists between:
- Lakeland District Urban Youth Sport Initiative
- 8 Prince Albert Community Schools, WJ Berezowsky School & Muskoday First Nation Community School
- Community School Coordinators, Educational Assistants, Recreation Workers & Parent Volunteers
- Prince Albert Share-A-Meal Food Bank
- Prince Albert Northern Bus Lines
- Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) Food For Thought School Nutritionist
- City of Prince Albert (through facilities and Community Grant Program/ Urban Aboriginal Community Grant Program)
- Wesmor Community High School – Leadership/Mentorship Program

Key Elements Towards Success: 

The following programs reduce barriers of transportation, nutrition, equipment and provide an introduction to sport and recreation in a safe environment, free of charge to all participants.

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