I want to reward those young people that have achieved in the face of adversity or have shown great empathy towards others. By giving them the experience of a lifetime I am hoping to inspire them to both continue in their current positive path in life and to embrace the outdoors taking up a sport which due to many cutbacks, is sadly lacking in today's curriculum. The lifestyle that technology is seemingly imposing on the youth of today is one of a sedentary nature. The result of this is an ever growing problem of obesity. In my role as a Councillor I am being made increasingly aware of the long term affects this can have. This is my small contribution to society which I hope will have a lasting positive influence. If the young enjoy the environment around them they are more likely to embrace and cherish it.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
In keeping with the spirit of the 2012 Olympics, this is an opportunity to introduce a sport which many will never actually experience. The headline is White Water Rafting but the day is much more. A complete package of instruction in all forms of Canoeing (there are many) together with inspirational talks from 2012 Olympic Winning Canoeists. Collectively, they will form a strong bond and if this year is successful I am intending an annual event so as to build a sizeable group of young people who have grasped the qualities that are needed in a society if we are to flourish.
All too often, young people are scared of doing good as it is viewed as un-cool. I want to make this the coolest thing to aspire to.
All local Canoe Clubs will have membership applications available.
Steps to get it done:
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