Program aims to promote healthy lifestyle and comfortable living in Winnipeg

Amayra Wilson from Peguis is extatic to receive her bicycle to get around Winnipeg. (Submitted Photo)

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council have been helping Indigenous youth in Winnipeg in order to help them be more comfortable with the city. The Sport for Social Development grant was given to the council in order for them to help Aboriginal youth be more active, and healthy. “We looked at what barriers do Indigenous youth face here in Winnipeg, and we found that they just aren’t comfortable. They aren’t comfortable getting around with public transit, or just in the city at all. This gives them a bit more freedom to get to school or even just go to local parks, as well as encouraging a healthy lifestyle,” said Leah Ferguson. Ferguson is the Leadership and Training Manager for Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council. The program began in…

This content is for Trial Subscription and Yearly Subscription members only.
Log In Register

Add Your Voice

Is there more to this story? We'd like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Contribute your voice on our contribute page.