April 19, 2018
Lieutenant Governor Lois E. Mitchell Supports Youth Literacy Program at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Calgary, April 19, 2018 – This morning, students from Hawkwood Elementary School had the opportunity to engage in a youth literacy and sports awareness activity with the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell. Her Honour talked about the importance of staying active in sports and answered questions from students and teachers.
“I’m a keen supporter of all programs that encourage young Albertans to strengthen their physical literacy. I’m excited to join students at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to share a story that will encourage them to develop these essential skills. Playing sports can help children to do better on all levels, from physical health, to academic performance, to mental and emotional well-being, and to teamwork and social skills. In short, sports are a great way to ensure that our young people grow into confident, resilient, healthy and engaged citizens for life.” – the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
Three classes of Grade Fours learned about the value of participating in sport, the role of girls in sport and the importance of youth literacy. After the reading, they had a private tour of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to learn about Canada’s sporting history and sport heroes.
The Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, answering
questions from students of Hawkwood Elementary School.
ABOUT CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences. Located at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame features 12 galleries, dozens of hands-on interactive experiences and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. It is a place of honour for the 657 inducted sport legends and the 66 sports they represent. Our mission is to share the stories of the achievements of our inducted Honoured Members so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Please visit www.sportshall.ca to learn more about the Girls in Sport initiative, education programs, and facility rentals.
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