Karate students organized community cleanup

Martial arts students of Central Alberta Martial Arts & Wellness Centre, showed initiative and leadership in organizing a community cleanup.

Martial arts students of Central Alberta Martial Arts & Wellness Centre, showed initiative and leadership in organizing a community cleanup in both Sylvan Lake and Rimbey last Thursday.

The students, along with their parents, travelled along many main and side streets in Sylvan Lake and in Rimbey, picking up a large truck load of garbage in an effort to help preserve the community and planet.

The project was part of the karate school’s monthly theme that focused on volunteer activities and related discussions that would help “Heal The Earth”. In addition to organizing this community cleanup, students exchanged other thoughts and ideas during their karate training, on the meaning of courtesy and respect and how it applies to oneself, to others, and to the environment.

The students of Central Alberta Martial Arts Centre will continue to implement more community service projects in an effort to further develop their leadership and collaborative skills as both community members and martial artists.

by Christine Braun – Special to Sylvan Lake News