Youth Program Update

14 Schools Took the Challenge

This fall, schools registered for the SONS School Challenge, a virtual program designed to get children with additional needs moving and eating well on a daily basis for seven weeks. Points for each session are tracked by the school and submitted at the end of each week for a school-to-school comparison. This is an example of a weekly session:   
Active Start/MultiSport – We have started up the community programs for Active Start, FUNdamentals and MultiSport in certain areas this past fall. Our initial numbers were low but now are beginning to climb as restrictions ease up around the pandemic. Here is a list of programs and times that are available:
  • Active Start Bedford/Sackville: being held at the Sackville Heights Community Centre on  Saturdays at 12:30 pm
  • Fundamentals Bedford/Sackville: being held at Smokey Drive School on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm
  • MultiSport Bedford Sackville: being held at Smokey Drive School on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm
  • Active Start & Fundamentals Dartmouth: being held at the Zatzman Sportsplex on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm
  •  Lake & Shore Recreation Centre, Porters Lake on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am
  •  Active Start & Fundamentals Halifax: Citadel High School on Sunday afternoons at 12:30 pm
  •  MultiSport Halifax: Canada Games Centre on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm
Coaching Young Athletes Training – The Coaching Young Athletes training course will be offered in late January 2022 for all volunteers who are involved in the youth programs and haven’t had the training to date. This is a four-hour complimentary training course that is required for any volunteer involved in the Active Start, FUNdamentals, and MultiSport programs.  The date and time will be provided to Regional Coordinators soon.