Friday, January 9, 2009

SOGO Active

There is a new website called SOGO Active geared towards Canadian youth to motivate them to be more active. The reason being that some kids may not be aware of all the activities going on in their community and so this is a way to find out whats going on around you and join in. You can make connections with others, get a team together and track progess.

They have these "e-booklets" to help you get ideas. For instance there is one called "What's your activity style" where you can pick a category such as "non competivie", "compete with myself", or "group/team activities", etc and it lists various sports/activities in that category. Another one is called "Ways to get moving" where they mention sports I've never even heard of like Frokey (also called flying disc hockey) and Oozball (apparently involving volleyball and lots of mud).

Perhaps one of the coolest things about this is that youth who join could win a chance to be an Olympic Torchbearer at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. And THAT is super cool, because I love the Olympics. I think this is a great website for our youth and even for older people to find out whats going on in their community.


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