Dawn Froese (Big Brothers Big Sisters) and Lynne Parker (Portage Friendship Centre) on Mix 96!
Often, kids who could benefit from swimming lessons, soccer or dance can't register because their families simply can't afford it. Luckily, our community has a wealth of programs that can help - and Jump Start is one of them.
It's a foundation started by Canadian Tire that has helped close to 600,000 kids across Canada get involved with sport and dance despite their family's monthly budget. Dawn Froese, Executive Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters, estimates 200 applications from the community are honoured each year. Plus, the foundation offers help in providing equipment for kids who need it. All in all, it's a worthy program that deserves your support and you have the chance to do so this Saturday May 25th at their yearly carnival (as I like to call it) just outside of Canadian Tire 11AM-3PM.
Dawn joined me on the Morning Show along with Lynne Parker to talk about all the attractions of Jump Start Days and how you can apply for the program yourself:
The final odometer reading on the 2013 Chevy Cruz Eco!
Cruze'in the Prairies wrapped up today, with Ryan Simpson travelling an incredible 1092.4 km's - all the way to the outskirts of Bassano, Alberta!
That means our winner is Jean Jack, who was the closest guess without going over - 1087.3. Jean takes home $500 in free gas!
Read more on the contest page.
Grade 3 teacher Vicki Hooke of Ecole Crescentview School gives us the inside scoop for the finale of their snow-melting-prediction contest... in a hilarious, "Ellen-style" suprise drop in with the grade 1 classes who correctly predicted when the snow would melt completely off the playground.
Amy Cyr, Portage In Motion Member
Amy Cyrr was my Morning Show guest today and other than chat about our long weekend plans and the Taylor Swift concert at the newly minted Investor's Group Field we also got to talking about Portage In Motion.
Amy moved to Portage last year with her husband and joined the committee because she loves volunteering and wanted to contribute to her new community. She says the Portage In Motion is relatively new and is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles among Portagers:
The 2013 Commuter Challenge is an annual friendly competition that encourages indivudals and workplaces to explore greener transportation options for personal environmentla and community health. Register online and then walk, run, cycle, skate, paddle, bus, carpool or participate in any form of green commuting any time during the week. Every day you record your amount of physical activity online and at the end of the week prizes are awarded for participation. It goes the week of June 2-8 2013 and you can register and find more information Here.
Here are the updated standings in the Mix 96 Hockey Pool as of May 21th.
You can also check the standings anytime by clicking here.
Pool Number: 169002