Most would agree that re-inventing the wheel is not the best use of time. Active Pictou County is making plans to use the experience of the Durand Family of Halifax to help launch a local Learn to Sledge Program that will utilize the 10 sledges that were purchased earlier this year through funding received from the IWK.
Stephanie Spencer, Community Sport co-ordinator for the Highland Region, made contact with Frances Durand from the Halifax area while gathering information about programs operated in other parts of the province.
Durand’s passion for the sport was obvious through her helpful emails full of details on how their Learn to Sledge program developed over the years. So, when creating an outline for a public information session, the followup to the Sledge Demo event held in May, an invite was extended to Durand and her family.
Sledge hockey is a shared past time of the Durand family members – father and son coach, daughter, Nicole, is an athlete, and Frances takes care of administration. Together they will provide a rink-full of information that will come in handy as local residents look to create a Learn to Sledge Program of their own in Pictou County.
The Durand Family will be at the Trenton Arena Annex on Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. as part of a public information session hosted by Active Pictou County. The evening will be open to anyone interested in playing, coaching or volunteering with a Learn to Sledge Program this fall.
It promises to be an interactive, informative and fun evening. RSVP by July 10th at noon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 759-3502.