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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Students in Saskatoon Promote Health in Core Community = Switch

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Photo L-R: Steve Ronald-Molson Coors Canada, Mark Sikorski-Molson Coors Canada, Devin Baxter-Molson Coors Canada, Brenda Jackson-SWITCH, Rhonda Korchinski-Molson Coors Canada

The Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health (SWITCH) and Molson Coors Canada teamed up to serve Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, October 10th at SWITCH from 11am – 1:30pm.  With help from sponsorship support, a few Molson Coors Canada employees and student volunteers, SWITCH  served a free come and go turkey dinner to residents of Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods.   “We’re thrilled to be able to help.” says Devin Baxter, Sales Manager Molson Coors Canada and volunteer.  “Molson Coors Canada supports making good nutrition available to those who cannot afford it.”  What better way than by inviting all of SWITCH’s clients in for a free Thanksgiving dinner?”  In addition to lending a helping hand, Molson Coors Canada made a $7500.00 donation to SWITCH.

One of only four student managed primary health care centers in Canada, SWITCH operates an after-hours interprofessional wellness centre which is managed by student volunteers from the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina and SIAST in the disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, clinical psychology, pharmacy, nutrition, kinesiology, physical therapy, public health, arts and science, educational psychology and dentistry.  Students provide clinical, social and program services and are mentored by professionals from those same disciplines and more.  Together, they provide holistic health care to residents of Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods.  “It’s only natural that as a health care center, we would want to help provide good nutrition for our clients.  We’re very grateful for Molson Coors Canada support.” says SWITCH Coordinator Carole Courtney.