I saw this post from the guys at the Sir John A MacDonald winter trail the other day and wanted to spread the word about the amazing work they’re doing there.

SJAM works with a bunch of local schools – and is happy to work with new ones! – to get skis out on this fantastic trail they groom each winter along the Ottawa River.

Through donations, they provide skis, boots, and poles en masse for local school outings, providing many kids with their first-ever cross country skiing experience.

SJAM Skis For Schools sled

To make the whole event even easier, they’re putting together this cool sled which will allow them to meet the school groups anywhere along the 16+ km of trails. I’m a huge believer in removing obstacles from the path of those who would otherwise love the outdoors… this is one more step!

Early peeks at #SkisForSchools sled to carry skis, bags, and equipment.

The Idea of this mobile service station is meet school groups at any place on the SJAM Winter Trail network that is best for them; making it easy for teachers to get their students on skis.

Removing barriers to getting kids outside is what keeps us thinking and planning.

Many thanks to volunteer Peter Edmison for bringing this project to reality.

Lots more to tell you about this up and coming program.

This post is from the SJAM Facebook page.

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