Saskatoon school fitness program needs local support

Hugh Cairns' Fun Fit Fridays program selected as a finalist in a national contest and the Saskatoon school needs votes to win. Vytai Brannan / Global News

SASKATOON – A fitness program created by a Saskatoon public school has been selected as a finalist in a national competition and votes are needed.

Hugh Cairns V.C. School’s Fun Fit Fridays program gives students the chance to try activities like Zumba, yoga, rhythmic gymnastics and hip-hop dancing.

It’s aimed at developing not only their physical skills but social and emotional well-being as well.

“We have one main goal in our physical education classes, make your heart happy,” said Daryl Lesyshyn, teacher and program creator.

“By being as energetic as possible, through a wide variety of activities, the students will see and feel the benefits of being physically active, which will hopefully stay with them through their lifetime.”

Fun Fit Fridays is one of nine finalists in the Goodlife Kids Foundation – Win 4 Kids contest.

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The amount of money they’re given in grants to continue the program depends on the number of votes they receive.

To cast a vote visit the Win 4 Kids Facebook page to give Hugh Cairns the chance to receive up to $37,000.

Voting ends on Feb. 28 with the winners announced in March.

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