A Physical Education Activity Leadership (PEDAL) group wants to help high school students from across southwestern Manitoba learn how to become leaders in their community.
In partnership with the Brandon University Physical Education Club, PEDAL is hosting a student leadership camp for students in grades nine to 12 on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at BU’s Healthy Living Centre.
Students aspiring to be leaders within their schools and communities are encouraged to register for the first annual event by Friday, PEDAL group member Jake Weidenhamer said.
“We will be doing a variety of team work, leadership and thinking out of the box activities,” Weidenhamer said. “It’s a lot of physically easy but cognitively challenging strategies ... like blindfolded activities and lots of communication and trust involved.”
The event includes lunch and special guest speaker Jacki Nylen, Physical and Health Education Canada president.
PEDAL is a non-profit advocacy group promoting leadership to aspiring leaders across southwestern Manitoba. The group was formed in September 2013 by a number of local education students after attending the Physical Health Education Canada National Student Leadership Conference in Bancroft, Ont.
Weidenhamer said they’re hoping to teach youth in Brandon and surrounding areas some of the lessons and skills they learned at the conference.
“We’re hoping to inspire youth,” he said. “We hope they learn to think about things in different ways when it comes to leadership.”
For more information or to register for the leadership camp online, visit pedalmb.com.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 12, 2014