Samuel Gilpin was among the many students and community members participating in Anaham’s Move for Health Day

Samuel Gilpin was among the many students and community members participating in Anaham’s Move for Health Day

Anaham fun day a moving hit

There was lots of activity happening at the Tl’etinqox-t’in (Anaham band) School May 10 as the school celebrated Move for Health Day.

There was lots of activity happening at the Tl’etinqox-t’in (Anaham band) School May 10 as the school celebrated Move for Health Day.

Students, teachers, community members and  even members of the Alexis Creek RCMP took up the challenge to move for heath by playing kickball, participating in a walk and in some fun races, says Scarleth Zwez-Ruiz, the Tl’etinqox-t’in health services community health nurse. 

People came from Alexis Creek and Nemiah Valley to participate.

“It was open to all ages and all Chilcotin community members,” says Zwez-Ruiz. “All of Nemiah School attended, in addition to members from the Alexis Creek RCMP detachment.”

School principal Richard Elliot prepared healthy smoothies to refresh the movers.

Move for Health Day is an international event created in 2002 by the World Health Organization to promote physical activity and is celebrated on May 10 every year throughout British Columbia and the world.

She says some swim passes to Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool as well as an IPod were raffled off. “Fun was had by all.”

For more information on Move for Health Day go to www.bcrpa.bc.ca/mfhd.