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    • Inclusion in Action: Grade 2 Student sit skis for the first time

      February 12, 2016

      February 1-3, Alex Starratt joined his grade 2 class from St. Vincent de Paul school in Calgary for their AltaGas Ski at School lessons.  Like most of his classmates this was his first try at cross country skiing.  As a seasoned summer and winter athlete, Alex took to skiing just like his peers, a little trial and error and some help from the Foothills Nordic instructors.  He did have one advantage, his experience in sledge hockey was very transferrable.  After a few laps around the track, everyone played a few tag games to practice their new ski skills and Alex was right in there chasing down his classmates for the tag.  The smile on Alex’s face spoke volumes of his first experience on cross country skis.  This is inclusion in action!!  See you on the trails Alex.