APIA: The Australian High Commission this week put its best foot forward in support of the Ministry of Health’s Healthy Lifestyle Week.
On Thursday, 20 members of the High Commission team joined a big group of public servants and members of the public for an aerobic session in front of the Government Building.
The aerobic session was part of national efforts to promote excercise and healthy living throughout the country and culminated with a half day for public servants Friday, 18 November, so they can engage in physical excercise and sports activites to round of the week.
“Australia wants to help promote sports participation and healthy lifestyles in Samoa. We are very happy to help the Ministry of Health promote Healthy Lifestyle Week,” Australian High Commissioner Stephen Henningham said.
“It ties in with AusAID’s focus of supporting the Government of Samoa’s strategies to manage and reduce non-communicable diseases,” he said.
“We support efforts to continue the enthusiasm demonstrated in Healthy Lifestyle Week.”
To promote healthy lifestyles, and in the lead up to Samoa’s 50th anniversary of independence, the Australian High Commission is holding the G’day Samoa Fun Run/Walk.
The next Fun Run/Walk, which is supported by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education Sport and Culture, will be held in Apia on Saturday 10 December.
Participants can walk the 3km or run the 5km, get a free breakfast and go into the draw to win two return tickets to Australia, flying Polynesian Blue (drawn June 2012).
Participants will also have the chance to meet the Miss South Pacific Pageant contestants and are encouraged to wear a Samoa Victim Support Group ribbon to support peace in the home. There will also be a free rugby league clinic for kids.