Published August 30, 2013 15:02
The Boys and Girls Club of Durham is offering a new program to the community. Seeking Bimaadiziwin (Seeking the Good Life) program will be offered twice a week by the Boys and Girls Club at the Glen Street Public School. The program, which is funded by the President’s Choice Children’s Charity and the Baagwating Community Association, will have a focus on teaching children about good nutrition and health promotion.
Promoting healthy living through spirituality, mental well-being, physical and emotional well-being will be beneficial now and in the future for the children and youth who participate in the program. Traditional medicine wheel teachings are so relevant and useful in today’s society and this will be the basis of the program in teaching children the benefits of practicing sound nutrition and making healthy lifestyle choices.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Durham has a long history of working closely with the community in providing programming for children and youth. The agency is committed to providing culturally appropriate programs that have a lasting impact not only on the children and youth, but also for families and the broader community. The Aboriginal Program, Seeking Bimaadiziwin offered in collaboration with other community partners will provide hands-on cultural experiences, elder involvement, health and wellness activities, traditional arts programs and youth mentorship. However the major focus on the program will be teaching the children about wellness and nutrition following medicine wheel teachings.
For more information on the program which begins September 19th, 2013 and details about registration contact the Boys and Girls Club of Durham at 905-728-5121 ext. 0.
For more information contact: Lisa McNee Baker
Boys and Girls Club of Durham
905-728-5121 Ext. 222