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Lasalle canvasses community to blaze trails for fitness at Finlandia

Students from Lasalle Secondary School will canvass the community on Thursday, September 14, 2023 to raise funds for fitness at Finlandia Village.

Students will go door-to-door to visit neighbourhood residents from 4:45 pm to 7:30 pm to discuss the upcoming Family Walk fundraiser and invite them to make a donation.

The 6th Annual Lasalle Secondary School SISU Family Walk in partnership with Sling-Choker will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Participating dignitaries include Al Sizer, Deputy Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury, Sara Cunningham, Deputy Chief of Police for Greater Sudbury Police Service, Jamie West, MPP for Sudbury, and Viviane Lapointe, MP for Sudbury.

At 10:35 am, participants will embark on the seven-kilometre journey from Lasalle Secondary School to Finlandia Village’s VOIMA Hall. Upon arrival, walkers will be greeted by the Greater Sudbury Police Pipe Band followed by a delicious lunch at the Hall.

All student participants will receive a Certificate of Appreciation for their efforts.

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting lifelong health and wellness for all,” says Lasalle Secondary School Principal Kristina Rivard Gobbo. “We also take great pride in supporting our seniors and the community we call home.”

She adds: “Members of the public are welcome to show their SISU and join us by making a donation and/or participating in our Family Walk.”

To date, more than $130,000 has been raised for fitness equipment, outdoor trails and signage, as well as a gardening project at Finlandia.

This year’s fundraising will continue to support outdoor walking trails and equipment. A fully accessible trail system, which winds its way around the property, is developed and partially built. A portion is also signed. Future work will include self-directed exercise stops and more outdoor equipment to enhance the physical benefits of exercise while walking the trails.

“On behalf of Lasalle Secondary School, I extend a most sincere thank you to students, staff, families, and community members for supporting the health and wellness of our seniors,” says Principal Kristina Rivard Gobbo. “I would also like to thank Sling-Choker Manufacturing for their continued support of this worthwhile initiative. Kiitos!”


Media Contact:

Kristina Rivard Gobbo, Principal, Lasalle Secondary School
Rainbow District School Board, 705-566-2280

Staff and students at Lasalle Secondary School are gearing up for the 6th Annual SISU Family Walk in partnership with Sling-Choker on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Last year’s participants included back row, student Sydney Boynton; middle row, from left, Shota Ashawasegai, Precious Idemudia, Ethan Thompson, Keeley Goudreau, Makenzie Moore and Dash Kamal; and front row, from left, Promise Idemudia, Finlandia residents Maurice and Linda Obonsawin, and Rashaun Asare-Corbiere.