Over 1,200 students enjoy ATB Financial Mi Day experience during inaugural year

Fort McMurray, AB, June 17, 2013) – The inaugural year of ATB Financial Mi Day wrapped up this month as a total success, with over 1,200 elementary school student participants from 14 schools enjoying a free day at MacDonald Island Park thanks to the support of community partner ATB Financial.

The students enjoyed activities guided by MacDonald Island Park recreation professionals including swimming, fitness classes, curling, climbing, and golf during their visit to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. 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.

Participating schools were:

  • Westview School
  • Beacon Hill School
  • Father Beauregard School
  • Good Shepherd School
  • Ecole Dickinsfield School
  • Thickwood Heights School
  • St. Gabriel School
  • Sister Mary Phillips School
  • Fort McMurray Islamic School
  • Greely Road School
  • Timberlea Public School
  • St. Anne School
  • Ecole St. Paul School
  • Dr. K.A. Clark School

“It is a genuine pleasure to be able to share the MacDonald Island Park experience with so many students in the region,” said Jodie Mercier, General Manager of Sport and Recreation at MacDonald Island Park. “Thanks to the support of our partner ATB Financial we were able to provide a terrific day of healthy activities to youth across the region. After the tremendous success of this year we are eagerly anticipating the 2013-2014 school year and an entirely new group of students in the program.”

After the final visit from schools in the region teachers were asked to provide feedback on the experience. Comments from teachers that participated in the program included:

“The day went beautifully. The kids really enjoyed it and everything was so well organized.”

“What an excellent day! Nothing beats a fun filled day down at Mac Island!”

“The students were able to try new activities that they have never tried before.”

“Thank you for having us. It was great that the kids got a free pass to use in the future as well.”

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.


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