She’s Good – March 5th, 2021
The morning of Friday, March 5th was an exciting one as 18 girls aged 12-16 arrived at the Bonshaw Community Centre for a full day of fun activities. PEI had just left the “Red” zone of COVID-19 restrictions the day before, and thankfully our She’s Good event was given the green light.
The day began with a conversation led by Island basketball standout Jenna Mae Ellsworth. She spoke with the girls about her journey, which included challenges and successes, while also providing advice to the girls about how to achieve their dreams.
We then split into groups in preparation for our snowshoe adventure, led by guest leaders Kristin Noonan and Jess Cameron. After organizing ourselves, we left for the Bonshaw Trails. The girls had a great time exploring nature while learning from their group leaders.
The day continued back at the Community Center with pizza and snacks for lunch. Then, we acknowledged the elephant in the room and have a vulnerable conversation about the impacts of COVID-19, both positive and negative, in our lives.
After this moving discussion, we had the privilege of being led through an exercise and mindfulness session by Tracey Gairns-Brioux, owner of Reset:Breathe.
The girls ended off the fantastic day with a silly dance competition.
We are so glad to have had this event, and we are so excited to see what’s in store for these amazing, talented, powerful young women!
The event was made possible due to the support from the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Fund and the Sport Partnership and Engagement Program, a project of the Sport Participation Bilateral which is jointly funded by the Province of PEI (Department of Health and Wellness) and the Federal Government (Canadian Heritage – Sport Canada).