Ashley Chillog and Chantelle Delong
Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District
2012 Summer Programmers
Ashley Chillog was born and raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, where she graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 2010. At the age of four she began participating in sports, from figure skating to softball, but fell in love with soccer at first try, eventually coaching youth within her community. She has now completed two years in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan and is beginning her studies in the College of Education this fall.
Chantelle DeLong was born in the small town of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Throughout elementary and high school she competed in sports from volleyball, to soccer and badminton where she realized the potential and rewards of becoming a leader. She has now completed her second year of university at the University of Saskatchewan and will be entering into the College of Kinesiology for her third year, in hopes of becoming an Athletic Therapist!
This past summer Ashley and Chantelle worked for Parkland Valley Sport Culture and Recreation District as Summer Programmers. They developed and implemented a program tour with which they travelled to seven different communities within the District. Their goal was to teach children ages 5 - 13 a variety of sports that are readily available to participate in outside of school, as well as be quality cultural and recreational activities. Watching children succeed, either at a sport they were trying for the first time, or expressing their creativity through a craft, was very rewarding to Chantelle and Ashley. Not only was it the children who gained a lot from the program as they acquired new skills and experiences, but also Chantelle and Ashley who further developed their leadership abilities.
Chantelle and Ashley are honored to be in the position to help guide today's youth into being active for life. Both being involved in sport from a young age, they understand the importance of youths' involvement in physical activity, especially for young girls who are at a much greater risk of becoming less physically active as they get older. They look forward to continuing their work with children towards the goal of a physically active life style in their future endeavors.