Seven Grade 8 classes converged to hear Edmonton Eskimo speaker Nate Coehoorn talk during the Heroes Youth event.

Heroes Youth Program At Junior High

Gateway Family Church, Leduc FCSS, Boston Pizza and No Frills sponsor event for Junior High Students

Gifts, Abilities and a Desire to Succeed is the recurring theme in the Heroes program, now in it’s fifth year at Ecole Leduc Junior High School. Focusing on students strengths and how they can use their gifts and abilities to make a positive change in themselves and others is the focus of the program that is part of the grade 8 health curriculum.

Heroes Facilitators Paul Drader of Gateway Family Church, Charlene Schatz of Chara Life Coaching (also a recipient of a Leduc Citizens Of Distinction Award for community spirit), and Heather Graham form Leduc FCSS collaborated to bring all seven grade 8 classes together for a Heroes Day assembly where selected students were honoured with awards for exemplifying the principles they had been taught throughout the program.

Edmonton Eskimo Wide Receiver Nate Coehoorn was the guest speaker who shared his story which coincided with much of what is covered in the Heroes Program. He shared about lessons he learned the hard way with regards to his friend choices and how a good attitude is a huge part of success. He then answered questions from the students and signed autographs. Students really enjoyed the assembly, especially the free pizza provided by Leduc Boston Pizza. Other sponsors included Gateway Family Church, Leduc FCSS and No Frills.

 

Just Posted

Big concert coming to Winfield, County of Wetaskiwin this summer

County of Wetaskiwin CPO may have interrupted robbery in subdivision

The Crooked Lake School dates to 1898

Frank Lyft served as first secretary of the district

Let the Games begin!

Team Alberta takes home gold and silver in speed skating on day one

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Athletes’ medals unveiled at the official kick-off of 2019 Canada Winter Games

Medals depict Central Alberta landscape and pay tribute to First Nations

‘Our entire municipality is heartbroken’: Seven children die in Halifax house fire

A man and woman remained in hospital Tuesday afternoon, the man with life-threatening injuries

Alberta’s Pascale Paradis earns bronze in 7.5 km Female Biathlon

Canada Games action carries through to March 2nd

Alberta investing $3.7B to move oil by rail, leasing cars

4,400 leased railway cars will move up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day by 2020

Make sure measles shots up to date, Public Health Agency says

Measles causes high fever, coughing, sneezing and a widespread painful rash

Alberta earns three medals in Long Track Speed Skating

Alberta now has 16 medals (6-5-5) and currently sits in second place of the medal standings

Payless to close 248 Canadian stores, saying it’s ‘ill-equipped’ for market

The company will begin closing stores at the end of March

Team Alberta takes exciting victory in wheelchair basketball, remains undefeated

After three games in the tournament, Alberta is sitting in first place of its pool

UPDATED: ‘Violent’ B.C. man back in custody after Alberta arrest

Prince George man with ties to Vernon was being sought by police

After a week away, SNC-Lavalin questions await MPs returning to Parliament

Two have resigned already: Jody Wilson-Raybould was veterans affairs minister and Gerald Butts was Trudeau’s principal secretary

Most Read