Jump rope program: brings fitness fun and friendship

During the last few weeks of summer, the Jump the Rope Program is being offered to local children in Fort St. James.

  • Aug. 31, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Dana Grant and skipping participant

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

During the last few weeks of summer, the Jump the Rope Program is being offered to local children in Fort St. James.

At 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Spirit Square, children are invited to skip to their hearts content.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned jumper, all are invited to take part for some old fashioned fun in the summer sun before the school year begins.

Dana Grant, a Child and Special Needs Worker with Nechako Community Services began the program.

“I thought this would be a great way to bring kids together and to do something fun while it’s still so beautiful outside,” Grant said.

“But my main goal is to build understanding by bringing kids together and hopefully begin a child youth program eventually.”

Grant has lived in Fort St James since April, 2015.

“I also thought this would be a great way to introduce myself to the community,” Grant said.

Having arrived from Barrie, Ontario, she is thrilled to be in Northern B.C.

“I’m really enjoying it. I love small town living,” Grant said.

Grant is also involved in other social service programs including the Kids at Risk Program and the Homeless Prevention Program.

As Grant skips away showing kids the ropes, it’s clear that kids are her passion.

“It’s all about learning and skipping together. You can even try double dutch if you like.”



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