Fitness Group Names Northern Ambassador

Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 13:26



An agency that’s trying to get Saskatchewan people more active has recruited a northern health official to help deliver its message.


Saskatchewan In Motion has named northern medical health officer Dr. James Irvine of La Ronge as one of its ambassadors.


Aside from serving the North’s 3 regional health authorities, Irvine has also been active with the Northern Diabetes Prevention Coalition — which is also encouraging people to become more physically active for better health.


Other prominent names to be appointed ambassadors for Saskatchewan In Motion are former FSIN chief Perry Bellegarde and First Nations University of Canada acting president Wes Stevenson.


A recent study commissioned by Saskatchewan In Motion revealed that more than half of the province’s adults and a greater percentage of Saskatchewan youth are not physically active enough.