Students and teachers get active as Rotary WINTERAMA returns in February

Rotary Winterama is back and, this year, students and teachers at each local school will be skating, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, walking, running and taking part in other movement activities to collectively propel their school across Canada.

Each school will leave St. John’s Newfoundland on February 1st and will try to get to Vancouver before February 29th, following the route of Terry Fox and Steve Fonyo.

Students will be asking parents, relatives and friends to sponsor them on their individual Winterama challenge and all donations collected will go to special projects in their individual schools and school nutition programs.

Improved prizes will be awarded by Rotary for top pledge earners across the eight Winterama schools and within each school.  Rotary will also award fun prizes for all students achieving 25kms, 50kms and 75kms, and a top class prize in each school as well.

Nuclear Promise X (NPX) has designed a slick website where students track their personal kms and compare how they, their class and their school are doing in the race across Canada.  The website will keep everyone updated on what provide and city they are in as they travel across our huge country.

Rotary asks that everyone consider offering a financial pledge to a keen student this February as they try to achieve a personal fitness goal and provide ‘service above self’ to their schools to make them a better place.

Businesses can also consider making donations to Rotary Winterama to help offset costs for the program and to support Rotary youth programs in our area.  The three Rotary Clubs involved thank our very generous businesses that have offered support this year so far, and in years past, as Winterama and many other Rotary youth programs would not exist without their steadfast generosity and community mindedness.

For more information on the 2024 Rotary Winterama program go to the promotional/instructional video below