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Heart and Stroke Grant (photos)

Fun Just Begun!

The BIG BIKE is came to Craik on July 24 (2014)! The bike, which is able to have 30 people ride at one time, raises money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Each participant must raise at least $50 to earn a seat on the bike. The total amount raised for Heart and Stoke was $3632.10. Way to go, Craik & area!

Past events -

Thaks to a grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Craik Sustainable Living Project Health Committee will be organizing a series of outdoor (and indoor) physical activities for community residents to participate in from April 2012 to March 2013. Craik was one of 141 communities to apply for this grant, and only one of 5 to receive this grant.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation's My Healthy Communities Grants aim to assist Saskatchewan communities to support healthy families. As one component of the Foundation's Heart Healthy Children and Youth health promotion strategy, these grants are designed to enhance the skills, abilities, resources, and commitment to healthy living within communities. The hope is for community members and organizations/groups to increase their confidence to overcome health challenges and make healthy options available for people in their community.

Various physical activities will be organized throughout the year. Activities will include cross country skiing, sledding, skating, kiteboard demonstrations, hiking, walking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, golfing, horseback riding, curling, downhill skiing, among others. There will also be a community potluck and equipement swap for people who would like to sell ot trade their old sports equipment.

We are ran a contest at Craik School to find a good name for this program. The winner was Kasie Boyd, who submitted "Fun Just Begun", which we will use for our advertising for program events.

Activities scheduled to date:

April 15 - Hike in the Hills - We had a great walk, despite the cold temperature, wind, and snow. Here are some photos of the event from the CSLP Flickr site.

April 29 - Healthy Potluck and Sports Equipment Swap (poster)- We had a good swap and potluck! See photos here.

Thursdays in May - Fitness for Seniors with Yolanda - Thursdays in May from 4:30-5pm at the Craik Legion Hall, Yolanda Sagayo will offer FREE low-impact fitness class for seniors (55+). (poster)

June 9 - Canoe/Kayak Clinic (must pre-register for this - call 734-7737) Coldspring Paddling from Saskatoon will facilitate this clinic. Poster. Each participant can choose from canoe and /or kayak (do both or just one) in either the morning or afternoon. Ages 12 and up. Thanks also to SOEEA (Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environment Education Association) and Sask Lotteries for their support of this clinic as well.

June 11 and 12 - Golf Clinic 7-9pm. We will have two sessions for people to choose from, either Monday or Tuesday evening to improve their game. Instructor Keith Owen from Craik will focus on improving your driving skills at the Craik Golf Course driving range. Space is limited so register early by calling Crystal at 734-7737. No cost, but please bring your own clubs. Beginners welcome! (poster)

July 28 - TRTA Canoe on Arm Lake (poster)

August and September - Mondays and Thursdays - Yoga with Pedro - Craik Library (upstairs) at 7pm. (poster)

October 13 - Creative Freestyle Dance Workshop - Dance instructor Jason Danner of Saskatoon (dancethrushadow.org) is coming to Craik and will teach a combination of liquid, popping, shuffling, and bboying (breakdancing) and a taste of the circus arts. All ages welcome. Fun for the whole family. Call Crystal to register at 734-7737. (poster)

November 4 - Fun Run/Walk - Meet at the Craik Fairgrounds. Have a run around the town via the proposed Trans Canada Trail route. Go either 1 km or 4 km. Dress for the weather! Bring water! Refreshments will be available after the walk/run. (poster)

Beginning November 5 - Community Walking Program will be available school days at the Craik School Gym from 9:50-10:50. Thanks to the Craik School for making time to schedule in gym time for walkers!

November 28 - Native Hoop Dancing at Craik School. Hoop Dancer Lawrence Roy from Saskatoon is coming to Craik School to teach the History of Hoop Dancing (9:15-9:45) and Hoop Dancing (9:45-10:30). Space is limited, so register by calling Crystal at 734-7737. For all ages. (poster) Thanks to Craik School!

December 21 - The Fun Just Begun commitee is going to have a fun afternoon at Craik School leading the grade K-8 with fun, active games and activities!

January - Sundays in January we will meet and go for a cross country ski at various locations around Craik. Dust off those skis and come join in some fun family skiing! If you don't have skis, we have access to a number of them and we will try to find a pair that you can use for the day. (poster)

Sunday, Feb 17 - Family Fun Day curling funspiel. Craik Curling Rink. 1-5pm. (poster) Families, individuals, beginners or pros, everyone is welcome! We will play 4-end games. Number of games will depend on how many teams are registered. Call Crystal 734-7737 to register as a team or individual by Feb 15.

Sunday, March 10 - Sledding on the Hill! Come and go 2-5pm. We will have a Sunday afternoon gathering, which will inlcude sledding, kite-board demonstration (if wind permits), skiijoring demonstration, fort building, etc. Location TBA. Also bring along cross country skiis if you'd like and have a ski on the lake. (poster)


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