SOAR — Which Stands For Sharing Our Activities And Resources—Combines Curl BC's Capital One Rocks And Rings, British Columbia Golf’s Playground To Fairway And Tennis BC’s Tennis For Schools Programs, Bringing A Three-Day Snapshot To Elementary Schools Across The Province - All Images Courtesy SOAR
Three Provincial Sport Associations Have Collaborated To Reach Elementary Students In The Province’s More Remote Communities
by Haley Cameron
“Left on what?” prompted Maureen Blaseckie to a gymnasium full of grade threes at Duncan, B.C.’s Alex Aitken Elementary School earlier this spring.
“Lemon!” came the resounding response from the excited group of eight year olds. “And right on what?” asked Blaseckie, holding up an oversized golf club to show its colour-coded grip to the class.“Raspberry!” they replied. “The grip is the hardest part of the game,” Blaseckie explained. “But you guys are experts now, so the rest is easy.”
Blaseckie, an avid curler out of the Archie Browning rink in Esquimalt, was in Duncan for three days at the end of March to lead the local SOAR delivery.