In 2009, Nenan Dane Zaa Deh Zona Child and Family Services began a Sun Run Leadership Trip. The trip involved workshops and speeches from First Nations leaders and MCFD as well as participation in the Vancouver Sun Run (10km).
I went on the trip with other youth from the region, including my younger brother. I was a frequent runner prior to this, and could never coerce my brother to take part until after this trip. Once we started to run I watched his confidence level grow and a new commitment to making healthier lifestyle choices.