Northern Teens Encouraged to Make Healthy Choices

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 12:55



A pilot project is underway in northwest Saskatchewan that’s aimed at steering young people toward healthy lifestyle choices.


The Keewatin Yatthe Regional Health Authority has scheduled a series of 5-day, 5-night educational and recreational sessions this summer — the first one got underway earlier this week.


The program is based in Ile-a-la-Crosse and targetted at youth between the ages of 12 and 16 that live within the health region.


Organizers hope the sessions will offer the youth a good taste of the joys of healthy living, and give them more incentive to stay away from drugs and alcohol.


Spokesperson Rebecca Ratt says even one changed life would make the program a success.


Ratt says the sessions will continue over the next several weeks. The deadline to apply is tomorrow.