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An Event we’d like you to know about…

The Parkland School Division TryMe Tryathlon is all about PLAY–physical literacy and you.  When I was young, like many of you, I walked to school, played outside after school and remember having access to fields, creeks, swamps and even my neighbour’s backyard.  Play was just a regular part of my day.  I did not become involved in sport until I was in junior high school and by then, I was already confident in my abilities and in love with learning new physical skills!
The Try-Me Tryathlon, held on June 9th, at the TLC is an opportunity for students to playfully learn about multiple environments–land and water.  This children’s multi-skill event has been designed by community partners, teachers, students, and triathletes to foster new learning about physical skills in a fun, supportive environment.
Unlike many other physical activities, the Tryathlon encourages each participant to set personal physical learning goals and to enjoy public participation through sport.  There are no times taken and no awards given in this event, but for those who want to explore other levels of competition, we ensure that every race bag has a list of Triathlons around Alberta and British Columbia for families to pursue.
Thank you to Duffield School and Health Champion, Jesse Mireault for providing this creative overview of this exciting health and wellness event!
We invite you to come out and cheer on the 300 children and youth who will be involved in swimming, biking, and running by joining us at the TransAlta Tri-Leisure Centre on June 9th.  Race time is at 9AM!  Grab a coffee and a patch of grass and take part in all of the excitement with our young citizens!


Thank you so much to our amazing community sponsors: the Tri-Leisure Centre, Wicked Stitches, Booster Juice, Sam’s Drug Mart, Mud, Sweat and Gears, Running Room, Fit Kids and the Alberta Medical Association Running Club for their support of these children and youth.


Felicia Ochs is the Wellness Coordinator for Parkland School Division and supports physical literacy, nutrition, and mental health across the public schools in Parkland County, City of Spruce Grove, and the Town of Stony Plain.  She is a resident of the Town of Stony Plain and mother of three awesome daughters who will all be participating, in some way, to the Tryathlon!