Healthy Living in the North

Picture YOU Healthy week 3 winner

Week 3 winner

Pamela Richardson is our Week 3 Winner for submitting this great photo of participants and volunteers at the 3rd Annual Surf Expression Session in Haida Gwaii.

The Picture YOU Healthy challenge has completed and you’re all waiting for the final word on the grand prize winner I’m sure! But first, we are happy to announce the winner of week 3 goes to a fantastic entry that represents healthy communities!

Congrats to Pamela Richardson from Haida Gwaii, who submitted this amazing photo of the 3rd Annual Surf Expression Session on North Beach in Haida Gwaii last November. During the event, one-on-one surf lessons are offered for free to youth 16 years and younger.

In her entry, Pamela said: “The community on Haida Gwaii rallied and over 40 volunteers came out to help instruct and get children as young as 3 in the water. Promoting active living and year round activity is preventative health care. Haida Gwaii does not have traditional recreation centres, so we rely on our environment for recreation. Surfing allows for a connection to the natural environment and the strengthening of cultural identity and the transmission of traditional environmental knowledge.”

Stay tuned tomorrow when we announce the grand prize winner of the Picture YOU Healthy Challenge!

Jessica Quinn

About Jessica Quinn

Jessica Quinn is the regional manager of digital communications and public engagement for Northern Health, where she is actively involved in promoting the great work of NH staff to encourage healthy, well and active lifestyles. She manages NH's content channels, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc). When she's not working, Jessica stays active by exploring the beautiful outdoors around Prince George via kayak, hiking boots, or snowshoes, and she has recently completed her master's degree in professional communications from Royal Roads University, with a focus on the use of social media in health care. (NH Blog Admin)