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CFL pros inspire students to get active

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3:35 PM

Members of the Edmonton Eskimos played a game of touch football Thursday with students from Austin O'Brien High School and representatives from the Alberta Ministry of Wellness. 

Associate Minister of Wellness, Dave Rodney, an advocate for a healthier Alberta says it's all about encouraging Albertans to Go! Get Outdoors. 

"I'm so excited when people go get outside and get active, it is so good for them physically, mentally in all sorts of ways" said Rodney at the event promoting the Healthy Alberta Go! Get Outdoors Weekend. 

His ministry wants you to get outside this weekend, even though cooler temperatures are in Mother Nature's plans. Eskimos Quarterback Johnathan Crompton took over The Weather Network camera for this two minutes of chaos.

In addition to having members of the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders play touch football games with High School students this week, Healthy Alberta had the following suggestions for the Go! Get Outdoors Weekend: 

  • Go geocaching! Don't know what geocaching is? Click Here 
  • Walk your dog (or borrow your neighbours) Click Here 
  • Get out for some skiing! Click Here 

For more information about the Healthy Alberta Go! Get Outdoors Weekend, visit healthyalberta.com.

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