Throughout March, SLC Therapeutic Recreation students will be offering a variety of live virtual leisure programs for Kingstonians of all ages and abilities in a partnership with Kingston Gets Active (KGA). The activity sessions will be hosted on Zoom for anyone to view and join in.
The students will facilitate several virtual activities throughout the month ranging from daytime programming for kids "Bibbidi, Bobbidi, Body Break," and "Roam Your Home" evening Family Scavenger Hunt, to "Jukebox Classics Zumba" and "Rhythm to Beat the Winter Blues - Home Drumming Exercises."
"Being able to plan and lead a virtual leisure activity for Kingston Gets Active (KGA) Challenge Month will allow me to utilize the training I am receiving from the Therapeutic Recreation Graduate Certificate Program, in a 21st-century format," said student Kelly Quinn. "Virtual programming delivery is a necessity during these unpredictable times, and Therapeutic Recreation is for everyone! Not only does KGA Challenge Month encourage the community of Kingston to get active, but it also allows personal connection and engagement with others in the community."
Therapeutic Recreation students are taught to design, implement and evaluate inclusive leisure programs for people of all ages and abilities. As well, students can sit on the KGA Month Challenge committee as volunteers to help with marketing, social media, and website design.
"Kingston Gets Active has enjoyed a long partnership with SLC, and more recently, with the Therapeutic Recreation program. This year we are especially fortunate that the students will be bringing their expertise, creativity, and passion to the brand-new Kingston Gets Active Challenge," said Kristen Cote, Coordinator, Kingston Gets Active. "I've been impressed by the caliber of students, their enthusiasm, and their desire to make a difference in our community. We are thrilled to be working alongside these talented students and their dedicated Professor, Shannon McCallum, to bring leisure opportunities to our community, to have some fun, and be active during the pandemic."
Activity dates and times will be posted on the Kingston Gets Active website.