St. Hilary School Win's Student Challenge for Hike for Health
Hike for Health offered a challenge to local schools (Dorion, Red Rock, Nipigon) to see who could get the most students per capita to participate in the event. St. Hilary won the challenge having 12 students from the school participate, the highest per capita percentage over any of the other local schools. Thanks to Violet, Ashley, Hannah, Jessica, Brynlee, Berkley, Olivia, Morgan, Madeleine, Lauren, Abby and Tory. The prize for the school is $1000. Mrs. Nystrom, Mrs Sheriff, and Mrs. Clowes also participated from Superior North Catholic District School Board.
Every year on the last Saturday of September, the Hike for Health is held along the Nipigon River Recreation Trail in order to raise monies for local and area needs.
During the rugged 10 km trek, hikers enjoy spectacular views from three lookouts over Nipigon Bay on Lake Superior and later relax on the leisurely portion of the trail beside the Nipigon River and its wetlands.
The day begins with a bus ride from the Nipigon trailhead to Red Rock, where hikers are greeted with a free continental breakfast. Water stations are available along the hike, and a free lunch and entertainment greet the hikers at trail’s end in Nipigon.
This trail is challenging, with rugged terrain and long stairs. Appropriate hiking footwear and clothing is recommended. Spectacular views make it well worth the effort!
These 12 students hiked to support local charities and won their school $1000 grand prize.
"I loved hiking with my friends and using the ropes on the steep hills." Abby, Superior North Catholic District School Board Student.