Another summer has come and gone, and with the end of summer comes the school year.
As a former teacher, I know first-hand the excitement that comes at this time of year. Many hours are spent preparing lesson plans and classes, making sure everything is just right for the first day. It can be a stressful time, but it is all worth it to ensure that students get the best learning experience possible.
Speaking of learning, I’m very proud of FortWhyte Alive, which is located right in my constituency.
FortWhyte offers a ton of terrific summer programming for students. These programs give students the opportunity to get a hands-on environmental education outside of the classroom. In addition, there are several kilometres of trails that can be explored. They offer a great chance to get some exercise as well as to see some of Manitoba’s wildlife.
The fun doesn’t end in the summer, though. FortWhyte Alive also offers a variety of fall and winter programming for people of all ages. I would recommend signing up early, as these programs have been known to sell out quickly.
I hope everyone was able to take full advantage of our wonderful summer weather in Manitoba. This past summer, I took the opportunity to cycle around many areas of our province — and each time, I was reminded of how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful place.
When I go out on my bike, I make sure to put a helmet on. I know many students and teachers are taking their bicycles to school, so here’s a reminder to always wear a helmet when cycling. For those driving, be extra careful in school zones and when passing or following school buses.
Have a great school year, everyone!