Photo of Alberta Northern Lights recipient Phoenix U10 Girls soccer team

Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept many youth in Alberta separated from their friends and peers. Despite this, a soccer team in Sherwood Park found a way to come together to give back to their communities. The Phoenix U10 Girls soccer team decided to have a socially distanced park clean-up.

On Thursday, April 23, each of the girls went to a local park close to their homes in Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan or Edmonton, and then spent an hour picking up garbage. They each went to a separate park to maintain social distancing practices but went out at the same time so that could say they were doing it as a team.

As communities begin to re-open, park and playground users in these areas will have a much cleaner place to play thanks to these young athletes.

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