15 local schools participate in second year of ATB Financial Mi Day program

(Fort McMurray, AB, June 19, 2014) – The second year of ATB Financial Mi Day wrapped up this month as a total success, with almost 1,000 elementary school student participants from 15 schools enjoying a free day at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre thanks to the support of community partner ATB Financial.

The students enjoyed activities guided by Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) professionals including swimming, fitness classes, curling, climbing, and golf during their visit. This partnership with ATB Financial focuses on a commitment to lifelong health and wellness, a perfect complement to its focus on community and financial fitness.

"Thank you to the Regional Recreation Corporation and One Team staff for providing this opportunity for our students. This program helps promote active lifestyles and healthy minds and bodies. It assists us in helping to teach the whole student: academically, spiritually, and physically," said Superintendant George McGuigan of the Fort McMurray Catholic School District.

“We are always excited when our students have the opportunity to participate in events that focus on the 21st century learner,” said Superintendent of Schools Doug Nicholls of the Fort McMurray Public School District. “Mi Day has given students the opportunity to learn how to become healthy community members and ethical citizens. Thank you to ATB Financial and to the RRC for making this great event available again this year.”

Participating schools were:

·         St. Martha

·         École St.Paul

·         St. Gabriel

·         Dr. K.A. Clark School

·         Fort McMurray Islamic School

·         Greely Road School

·         St. Anne

·         Father Beauregard

·         École Dickinsfield

·         Westview School

·         Sister Mary Phillips

·         Father Turcotte

·         Dickinsfield School

·         Beacon Hill School

·         École Boreal

“ATB Financial is proud to support the youth of Wood Buffalo by introducing them to non-curricular sport that can be enjoyed individually or with friends and family for a life time,” said Jeanette Bancarz, Community Branch Manager, ATB Financial Fort McMurray.

ATB Financial Mi Day is designed to introduce elementary school students to new sports and fitness opportunities and to emphasize the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle. The ATB Financial Mi Day program will return in fall 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year.

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