March 14, 2016

Stamps promote healthy habits

Offensive lineman Dan Federkeil ties the luge at Winsport during the Flames Health Training Camp.

With 11 weeks to go before the Calgary Stampeders begin their 2016 training camp, six members of the Stamps attended training camp of a different sort this past Sunday.

The second annual Flames Health Training Camp took place this weekend at WinSport, with Brandon Boudreaux, Ben D’Aguilar, Dan Federkeil, Rene Paredes, Anthony Parker and Charlie Power on hand to promote physical activity and fitness initiatives for participants of all ages.

Whether it was navigating through an obstacle course on the 100-metre track, sliding down the luge course within the ice house or demonstrating basic strength exercises throughout the world-class weight room, members of the Stamps set out to encourage, motivate and inspire hundreds of Calgarians to lead healthy lifestyles. Players representing the Flames and Roughnecks joined in on the action as well.

Other activities within the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park included a series of guest speakers such as renowned doctors and health specialists. Ken King, President and CEO of Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, spoke about how a professional sports organization can support citizens to increase their daily physical activity levels.

Physicians conducted comprehensive health tests on individuals over 16 years of age and students from Mount Royal University offered massages to everyone registered for the event. As for the younger children, a play area and family skate were operated throughout the day.

The Flames Health Training Camp, with the support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, was presented free of charge and included complimentary admission to the adjacent Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.