Easter Seals Nova Scotia in Halifax held a Sledge Hockey Demonstration for Avril Lavigne at the Dalhousie University Memorial Arena on October the 20th with a big group of very excited kids especially when Avril got on the ice to visit, take pictures and sign autographs! In addition to coming out and enjoying sledge hockey demonstrations, Avril also made the dreams of a few Easter Seals clients come true by giving them tickets to her show with the opportunity for them to meet the skater girl herself.
The Easter Seals’s Take PART (Physically Accessible Recreation Today) Sledge Hockey Activity provides an opportunity for physical literacy development in children with a physical disability. Sledge participants learn to use their bodies to push themselves on their sleds using their upper body strength, how to get back up after falling on their side in the sledge, how to manoeuvre around pylons and other skills related to sledge to achieve success. This results in improved knowledge of their body, body movements and their ability to perform the basic and more advanced movements of physical activity skills.
Take PART contributes to the wellness in our community by strengthening and supporting Healthy Child Development by providing and encouraging participation in fun activities that build strength, dexterity and problem-solving abilities by developing positive self-esteem and self-reliance by ensuring successful completion of activities for the children participating in the adapted physical activity. This exercise improves the child’s social, mental, emotional, and overall health and results in reduced risk of obesity.
Big thanks go out to Avril and all responsible for the Avril Lavingne foundation, your continued support of Easter Seals is fantastic. For more photos of the event visit Easter Seals Nova Scotia’s website by clicking here.