Living the Good LifeSTYLE: Tim Horton’s Camp, ages 11-18

OHSWEKEN – Six Nations Health Promotion and the Diabetes Hope Foundation invites children and youth to attend the 2014 Aboriginal Diabetes Retreat at Tim Horton’s Onondaga Farms on the weekend of September 12-14, 2014.

The 3-day program provides an opportunity for Aboriginal youth, ages 11-18, to come together with other youth from Six Nations, New Credit, and Oneida First Nations to learn about life as a diabetic and how “Living the Good LifeSTYLE” will help you prevent and/or successfully manage Type 2 diabetes.

The Two Row Times spoke with Cameron Sault at Six Nations Health Promotion, who told inform us that the, “Number one thing is diabetes education awareness. Inform youth of epidemic of diabetes.” The camp also hopes to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. While at camp, youth will take part in activities such as rock climbing, archery, bonfires, team building and leadership games, workshops, and lacrosse.

“One of the biggest things for preventing diabetes is physical activities,” said Sault. The camp will also offer participants the chance to simulate the experience of living with diabetes, such as visits with a dietician, monitoring their blood sugar, and the like. The camp will also offer team building experiences and leadership development.

This is the 3rd year that Health Promotion and the Diabetes Hope Foundation have teamed up to offer the camp. They promise a healthy, fun and active experience.

Those interested in having their children participate should contact Six Nations Health Promotion team to register. Get in touch with Cameron Sault cameronsault@sixnations.ca  or Lisa Loft-Hill  lloft-hill@sixnations.ca at Health Promotion 519-445-2809 or

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