Vulcan - Cross-Country Skiing
A local community group wanted to advance healthy, active lifestyles in the winter.
A commited group of community champions met to review what they could do to focus on increasing physical activity in the winter months using the Healthy Communities asset-based approach. The result? They decided to develop a program themselves. They approached the local golf course about developing cross-country skiing on site. The golf course wanted to be more relevant to the community, and enthusiastically participated. The business set up garbage cans on site, set aside a ski storage shed, and advertised at the entry. The community group put up signs all over town and waited for the snow. Community members volunteered throughout the season. Building on this success the group plans to purchase track set equipment for phase two of their venture.