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Children run with NHL hockey player in Bible Hill


BIBLE HILL – Youth were joined by an NHL hockey player as they ran around the Truro Raceway during the annual Hubtown Fun Run on Saturday.

Zach Sill, who played with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, signed t-shirts and took part in the warm up before joining about 420 young people as they ran around the raceway track at 11 a.m.

“This is the first time I’ve taken part in this,” said 10-year-old Valley resident Ben Davis. “I’ve done the Johnny Miles Marathon and other runs. I like to run.

“My school gave out a notice about this and I didn’t have anything else to do today so I decided to take part. I have some friends who came to this today too.”

Gabrielle Knockwood, of Hilden, also participated in the run.

“I ran in this before and I’m in a running club at school, she said. “I like to be active and I play hockey and do horseback riding too.”

The event is for children at least five years old from elementary and junior high schools. Face painting, a hockey skills activity and other displays were also set up inside the Agridome before the run, and Jeff MacKinnon of MacKinnon Fitness lead warm up activities this year. After their exercise, the children were provided with healthy snacks and refreshments, and there were draws for prizes, including bicycles.

The Hubtown Youth Fun Run was designed to help encourage children to establish healthy lifestyle habits. It is sponsored by the Truro medical community, Doctors Nova Scotia, the Colchester East Hants Health Authority, Burchell MacDougall, Victoria Court Dental, MacQuarrie’s Pharmasave, Grant Thornton, Hub Cycle, Atlantic Sleep Therapeutics, Masstown Market, Village Family Pharmacy and Rothsay.

Doctors Nova Scotia provides a variety of information for young runners, schools and community groups online at http://www.doctorsns.com/en/home/issuesadvocacy/kidsrunclub/default.aspx.

Zach Sill, who played with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, signed t-shirts and took part in the warm up before joining about 420 young people as they ran around the raceway track at 11 a.m.

“This is the first time I’ve taken part in this,” said 10-year-old Valley resident Ben Davis. “I’ve done the Johnny Miles Marathon and other runs. I like to run.

“My school gave out a notice about this and I didn’t have anything else to do today so I decided to take part. I have some friends who came to this today too.”

Gabrielle Knockwood, of Hilden, also participated in the run.

“I ran in this before and I’m in a running club at school, she said. “I like to be active and I play hockey and do horseback riding too.”

The event is for children at least five years old from elementary and junior high schools. Face painting, a hockey skills activity and other displays were also set up inside the Agridome before the run, and Jeff MacKinnon of MacKinnon Fitness lead warm up activities this year. After their exercise, the children were provided with healthy snacks and refreshments, and there were draws for prizes, including bicycles.

The Hubtown Youth Fun Run was designed to help encourage children to establish healthy lifestyle habits. It is sponsored by the Truro medical community, Doctors Nova Scotia, the Colchester East Hants Health Authority, Burchell MacDougall, Victoria Court Dental, MacQuarrie’s Pharmasave, Grant Thornton, Hub Cycle, Atlantic Sleep Therapeutics, Masstown Market, Village Family Pharmacy and Rothsay.

Doctors Nova Scotia provides a variety of information for young runners, schools and community groups online at http://www.doctorsns.com/en/home/issuesadvocacy/kidsrunclub/default.aspx.

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