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St. Theresa Point holds 3 month challenge in an effort to boost health and morale
Sep 21, 2020
A First Nation in Manitoba with high rates of diabetes is hoping to boost community health by holding a weight loss competition with some large cash prizes.
“I’m pumped. I’m really, really excited about it, really encouraged, and I think it’s a great opportunity for our people to do something together,” said one of the participants, Stephanie Wood.
St. Theresa Point is an isolated Anishininew (Oji-Cree) community about 460 kilometres north of Winnipeg.
On Wednesday and Thursday, nearly 400 people in St. Theresa Point were weighed in for the community’s first-ever weight loss competition, which features a first place prize of $16,000.