With a goal of promoting exercise and recreation as a pathway to healthy living for local Indigenous youth, Western University will host its 10th annual Track and Field Day at Thompson Recreation Centre on February 20.
The popular event is facilitated by Western’s Indigenous Services, which is part of the Student Development Centre (SDC).
Track and Field Day is an opportunity for Indigenous youth from across southwestern Ontario to visit Western’s campus, tour the athletic facilities, participate in friendly track and field activities and observe skilled demonstrations by Western Mustangs, currently participating in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) track and field season.
Nearly 200 Indigenous youth, ages 12-14, will visit the Thompson Recreation Centre for the day-long event. The Mustangs will lead the participants through a variety of exercises and demonstrations including long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, running and relays.
In addition, Indigenous Liaison Admissions Coordinator Erik Mandawe will deliver a talk on the importance of leading a healthy, active life during the lunch break.
For more information about Western’s Track and Field Day, please contact Indigenous Services’ Coordinator Candace Brunette or Interim Youth Outreach Coordinator Trevor Phillips at 519-661-2111, ext. 86423 or visit www.indigenous.uwo.ca