Pumas to share the importance of a healthy lifestyle with local students


(Courtesy Brett Cullen Photography)

The Prince George Cougars will teach the students the word about healthy living.

Due to the pandemic, the Spirit of Healthy Kids program will be practically happening this year.

Last year, the Cougars, the Northern Health Authority, and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation expanded the SOHK school program to include schools across the Northern Health region.

The program, which is already in its sixth year, is offered to nearly 200 elementary schools in the north.

“The ongoing pandemic has affected everyone, and despite the challenges our team is facing, finding a way to deliver our hugely successful school program this winter has been more important than ever,” said Andy Beesley, vice president of business at Cougars .

“We are deeply concerned about the health and well-being of everyone, but especially the young children across Northern BC who we believe will benefit from the wisdom, guidance and healthy message our players have willingly shared.”

Students watch a video with the players from Cougars that includes health and wellness information, and then record their healthy activities on tracking sheets for the next two weeks.

After two weeks, students must bring their tracking sheet to their school and give it to their teacher.

This year, the school with the highest total participation could receive a grant of $ 5,000.