Glen Eden’s “First Tracks” program in Milton attracts over 300 new Canadian youths


Published March 11, 2022 at 11:26 am

The first year of Glen Eden’s “First Tracks” pilot program in Milton was officially a success after having attracted over 300 new Canadian youths and their families.

The program, which was offered for the first time this winter season, enabled new Canadian youth and their families to experience winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding at Glen Eden.

“Glen Eden is proud to have offered the First Tracks program to newcomer Canadians, which helped to remove barriers to trying winter sports,” said Hassaan Basit, President & CEO, Conservation Halton.

“We are grateful for the support of our partners, Scotiabank, Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Minto Communities, in getting this program off the ground and helping to ignite the love of skiing and snowboarding in new Canadians.”

The program was meant to introduce newcomers to winter sports and offered two different program experiences for new Canadian families. The first was a one-day “Discover” program and the other was an eight-week program for youth ages six to 18.

“Over 300 new Canadian youths and their families were able to experience the joy of winter sports and connect with the outdoors through the program,” said Garner Beckett, Executive Director, Conservation Halton Foundation.

“Skiing and snowboarding are activities that every Canadian should have the opportunity to experience.”

Registration for the First Tracks program was done on a first-come, first-serve basis and was made possible through funding from Glen Eden’s partners including Scotiabank, Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Minto Communities.

Photo: Glen Eden

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