**Participants of all ages including families with strollers and little bikes, grandparents and students! **Like-minded Individuals who want to enjoy a fun day with peers **Those looking for an atmosphere where everyone can be a winner! **Those who want to give back to the youth in our Community at a time when we should all be focusing on creating leaders and encouraging positive and healthy lifestyles!
WHEN AND WHERE:
The 2nd Annual Bear's Den Santa Rec Run will be held December 15th, 2012! Cost: $15 donation/person - All proceeds go towards Youth Outdoor Education! - Family rates available!
Time: 9am. Location: Starting at the Skaha end of the Channel Parkway
Penticton, BC, Canada
With the funds raised for Youth Outdoor Pursuits in 2011/12, Hoodoo Adventures was able to bring some amazing opportunities to the kids in our community. With over $1700 raised in our first year, we put every dollar towards exposing the youth to the value of the Outdoor Recreation that we are so blessed to have right at our fingertips here in the Okanagan Similkameen region!
Thank you to our sponsors and participants for all of your support and we will see you at the 2012 Santa Run!!
What we have accomplished this year through fundraising efforts...
Skaha Middle School Grade 6 Class – Participated in a free Adventure Based Learning Program “The Survivor Challenge”
“Thank you for organizing a fabulous morning of cooperative games and adventure activities!! The kids loved it!” – Myranda Cowie
39 Local Youth ages 10-13 through the Penticton Community Center and Sportz Kids completed 1&2 Day Kayak Clinics!!
“This is the coolest thing I’ve done all summer! I can’t wait to come back next year!”
6 Youth from the Penticton Indian Band Youth Program completed an
Intro to Eco Adventure Tourism Program!
“I just had to say THANK YOU again for providing our youth with such an amazing outdoor adventure.
They all LOVED it and I'm sure that they'll be telling their friends. You do such amazing work! I'm inspired by the whole experience!” – Kym Gouchie, PIB Youth Worker
SCHOOL AND WORKPLACE INVOLVEMENT Schools: Every class that participates in this race will get the chance at a grand prize! The Penticton classroom that gets the most people involved or raises the most money will receive a free Outdoor Recreation Program designed specifically for their class from Hoodoo Adventure Company! Classes can choose from kayaking, hiking, rappelling, survival courses or adventure based learning events!
Workplaces: As this is a fundraising event we ask that your workplace gets involved through literally getting involved! Each office that participates will get their name in a draw to receive a free adventure team building day with Hoodoo Adventure Company, valued to a maximum of $3000!!! One entry for every 4 people (family and friends included) that register under your business/workplace name will go into the draw. The winning adventure will depend on number of participants and will include options from an array of corporate adventures, kayak tours, rappel tours and more! A great chance to experience the opportunities that you are helping to create for our local youth!
Help us to Raise Funds for Youth Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Programs
What is Outdoor and Adventure Recreation?
·Includes a range of leisure, recreation, cultural or sporting activities
·Undertaken in natural, heritage, rural and urban open space
·Offers opportunity for improved mental and physical wellbeing, educational gains, social development, building an area’s identity and understanding our environment
·Offers value to all parts of our community at all stages of life
·Impels participants into challenging and demanding situations requiring effort, determination, co-operation and self-reliance
·A holistic form of education that can assist in education of the person as a whole; academically, physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically, providing opportunities to apply knowledge in real-life situations and enhancing the understanding of the relationship between humans and the natural environment
·Programs within the school curriculum are said to be of valuable assistance as they operate outside the limitations that govern traditional and formal teaching and learning in schools by aiming to promote the development of the whole person as a social individual being, in a balanced and integrated fashion
·The holistic approach challenges current forms of schooling which are considered to be competitively preparing their students for final exams, and placing vocational outcomes and tertiary entrance scores as paramount, rather than giving their students a total life experience to assist in the development of the person as whole
·A lack of school funding means that programs such as these are lost to the community
·The cost of Community Center Programming is keeping youth from participating
·Our experienced and energetic Instructors instil passion in our environment and a healthy lifestyle, encouraging advancement of skills, allowing all participants their opportunity to be a leader!
·Create a strong culture of Adventure in our Community!
·All proceeds will go directly to Youth Outdoor Recreation and Conservation programming in our schools and our Community Center, including Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, Rappelling, Adventure Based Learning Group Development and Leadership!