We are pleased to continue our partnership between MacDonald Island Park and ATB Financial as we embark on the second year of ATB Financial Mi Day, an opportunity for elementary school children to experience the many amenities at MacDonald Island Park. ATB Financial Mi Day is a one-day recreation experience at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre through which groups of students engage in recreational activities designed to introduce them to new sports and activities and embrace a healthy and active lifestyle. We are excited to partner with ATB Financial as its focus on community and financial fitness is a perfect complement to our commitment to lifelong health and wellness in our community.
The key components of ATB Financial Mi Day include:
Swimming: The Swim to Survive program focuses on teaching introductory skills needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. Students will learn to roll in deep water, tread water for one minute, and swim 50 metres. Swimming builds flexibility, strength and cardiovascular endurance, and is one of the safest low-impact ways to exercise.
Golf: The SNAG (Start New at Golf) program at MacDonald Island Park focuses on introducing youth to golf by teaching the proper grip, stance, posture, and alignment for swinging a club, as well as some essential rules and guidelines in golf etiquette.
Curling: Healthy living is not only cardiovascular exercise or strength development, but sports and activities that encourage positive social interactions. Curling provides youth with exposure to an iconic team-oriented Canadian game that is fun, engaging, and promotes positive self esteem.
Climbing: Participants will get the chance to climb all the routes on our K-Rock Climbing Wall as well as play fun games with trained instructors to help promote confidence in their new skills.
Fitness: Participants will enjoy group fitness activities where they will learn about stretching, warm up, & cool down routines, along with other fitness tips.
Coming Soon: Apply online for your school to participate in an upcoming ATB Financial Mi Day
For more information on the program check out atb.com/mi-day.