Spring marks a period of rebirth. Flowers somehow poke their way through the snow, and birds are beginning to return in order to roost on top of snow covered branches. With all of this new life flourishing, it’s fitting that our topic this week showcases one of the new groups that has been born into our school: the Wellness Committee.
Chances are, you’ve seen one of the Wellness Committee’s various projects in action. All of their projects center around the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, ranging anywhere from exercise to de-stressing students during exam week. You have the Wellness Committee to thank for Dog Therapy, which in my opinion is the only good thing about exam week. (And trust me, making a good thing come from exam week is honestly a miracle in itself.)
For a newer group, they’ve already achieved a lot. Their walking challenge (which included 36 students and staff) ended with a total of 7.5 million steps. Their Breakfast Program ran from October to early March, and fed students who had forgotten to eat every Tuesday and Thursday. (Doing the math, that’s a total of approximately 42 days providing breakfast to the students of CCH. Wow!)
They also have a lot planned for the future. During the construction of the new Recreation Center over on the West side, the Wellness Committee is going to be consulting with the City of Lethbridge on proper nutrition and fitness promotion. They are also promoting the MS Walk (which is Saturday, May 2, starting at 9AM). This helps to raise funds for the estimated 100,000 Canadians living with this disease.
Among all of the things the Wellness Committee is doing and planning, they also have the time to run the Wellness Room on the East Side. It’s Room 106, across from the Biology Room. If you’re over on the East side this quarter, check it out!
What we do here at CCH is good, and the Wellness Committee truly reflects that through not only what I’ve mentioned here, but all of the other wonderful things that they do as well. So thank you to the Mr. Jetten, Mr. Perron, and the rest of the Wellness Committee for making our school a better place to be.
Kyra Nicolacoupolos is a Grade Twelve student at CCH. She enjoys reading, writing, and petting small animals. Her favourite thing about CCH is being a member of Student Council.