The cold weather didn’t stop a group of new Canadians from trying out some winter activities Saturday.
Members of the Congo Canada Charity Foundation got to visit Camp Manitou so they could learn how to have fun in the cold.
The group was able to lace up their skates and try out what they consider the most Canadian sport — hockey.
Organizers believe this will help bridge the gap between cultures.
“This is our dream you know. We want to give these kids the same opportunities as other kids. If you can skate, then you can feel Canadian because Canada is hockey,” said Congo Canada Foundation president Paul Kambaja.
Along with trying out skating, the group was able to try tobogganing and snowshoeing.
True North Youth Foundation has hosted six of these sessions and hopes to do it all again next year.