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Synchro Saskatchewan Partners with Food Banks of Saskatchewan

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With athletes from Saskatoon, Regina, Weyburn, Estevan, Yorkton, North Battleford, Wadena, Prince Albert, Moosejaw and Lloydminster, Synchro Saskatchewan is getting their athletes involved in giving back to their communities through a variety of food drives and fundraisers and by volunteering at food banks throughout the province.

Please join us at 11AM Saturday January 25th at the SHAW Center as Synchro Saskatchewan announces an exciting new partnership with Food Banks of Saskatchewan. This event this weekend will include a 50/50 draw with proceeds going to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.

synchrosaskpicSynchro Saskatchewan board member and parent Maureen Gauley states: “As parents, we recognize the impact of good nutrition on our kid’s ability to learn and perform. We feel it's important that all people have access to proper nutrition to be healthy and productive. This is one of the reasons Synchro Saskatchewan decided to get involved with the food banks across the province.”

Saskatoon Aqualenes Synchronized Swimming Club will be out in full force at the event and the 2015 Canada Winter Games Team will be on hand to swim their routine. Figures Competition will be held from 9am to 4:30pm and Duet Competitions take place from 5:30PM to 7PM. Sunday kicks off with Solo Competitions from 8:45am to 11:35am, with Team Competitions from 12 Noon until 3PM. Awards presentations follow at the conclusion of the meet.

Executive Director Laurie O’Connor is pleased with the support of the swim club and says that young people who are involved in social justice initiatives can truly impact their communities: “We are always so happy to see young people who want to get involved and make a difference. It is wonderful to see children, teens and young adults learning about food security, social justice and community building. Young people- and what they care about- can have a very positive influence in their communities.”

At the Annual Water Show in the spring the Club donated the proceeds of a 50/50 draw and Synchro Saskatchewan athletes are becoming involved in volunteering at food banks throughout the province.

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