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Learn about leadership from former NHL player and coach Ted Nolan

Also happening this week is a virtual spring break event with Science North, free fitness classes for kids, yoga and a workshop on financial preparation
2012-08-20 Ted Nolan
Ted Nolan file photo

Seven Generations Education Institute, an Aboriginal-owned post-secondary school in Kenora, Ont., is hosting a virtual evening with former NHL player, head coach, philanthropist and Sault native Ted Nolan. The online event will be free of charge and held on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Participation is open to anyone who would like to join. 

Nolan will discuss what it means to be a leader as part of the Seven Generations Education Institute speaker series. 

Nolan grew up playing minor hockey in Sault Ste. Marie and Kenora, Ont. before getting drafted to the Detroit Red Wings in 1978. He then went on to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins and later coached for the Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and the Latvian Men’s National Ice Hockey Team in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He was also the head coach for the Soo Greyhounds in the OHL from 1988-1994. 

“Hockey is what I do, it is not who I am,” is something Nolan always says. Nolan is grateful for the opportunities hockey has created in his life, and most importantly, the opportunity it has created for him to become a positive role model and inspiration for First Nations people all across Canada, the event page on Facebook reads. With his wife Sandra and two sons Brandon and Jordan, Nolan dreams of Indigenous self-sufficiency and a day when First Nations will take their rightful place in Canada.

Registration for the virtual evening can be found online

With the province now under a four-week lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Saultites are encouraged now more than ever to continue following public health guidelines and stay home as much as possible. 

So each week, SooToday will share some of the virtual events taking place to help you make the most of these unprecedented times and have fun safely at home.

If you or someone you know is planning a local virtual event (concert, class, celebration, etc.), send the details to

Other events taking place this week include:

Virtual Spring Break with Science North

April 12-17

This spring break, you can bring Science North to your home with their virtual spring break workshops. All week long, Science North will be sharing free activities for the whole family. You can participate in the workshops using items found around your house. Activities will range from chemistry and coding to anatomy and animal demonstrations. A full list of events and registration can be found online

Free Virtual Fitness Classes for Kids 

April 12-15

Join Heather Pusch, a professor at Sault College for Fitness and Health Promotion, along with staff and students in the Fitness and Health Promotion program for free virtual fitness classes for kids from April 12-15 starting at 11 a.m. Pusch is also offering free online fitness classes for the next five Saturdays. For more information you can contact 

Virtual Mindful Movement Yoga Class

April 14

This virtual yoga class taught by Amelie Goudreau Yoga involves a variety of the following: chakra healing, pranayama (breathing exercises), physical postures and movement and meditation. The class will be held on Wednesday, April 14 for one hour, and will emphasize awareness and mindful movement. Booking for the class can be found online.

How to Arrive in Canada Financially Prepared

April 14

This free webinar by CanadaVisa and Scotiabank will give you important tips on how to arrive in Canada prepared, the importance of managing your money, budget tips for post-arrival, and the importance of savings. The webinar will begin on Wednesday, April 14 at 9 a.m. and will be helpful to those who intend to move to Canada soon, as well as those already in Canada. 

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