Get outdoors – trail groups have said this for years!!

Sudbury Accent: ‘Kids need to get outdoors’

Mary Katherine Keown

By Mary Katherine Keown, The Sudbury Star

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Four-year-old Logan Anderson tobbogans at Robinson Playground.

Gino Donato/The Sudbury Star Four-year-old Logan Anderson tobbogans at Robinson Playground.

At six-years-old, Kiersten Anderson simply likes the feel of the wind on her cheeks as she swoops down a hill on an oversized inner tube.

“The tubes go really fast and it’s really fun, (especially) when you jump off,” the little adrenaline junkie says. She admits she has taken a couple of tumbles and has hit her head once, but says it only hurt for a couple of minutes.

Kiersten’s father, Wes, takes a more measured approach to the perennial childhood past-time.

“Wear comfortable apparel and dress appropriately — nice puffy toques,” he says. “The sliding gear is also important.”

The Star caught up with the mini speedster on Wednesday at Robinson Park. Kiersten, her four-year-old brother and her father, as well as a couple of friends, were out taking their chances on the playground’s small hill. Despite the damp cold — the kind that settles in the bones — they were happy to show off for the camera.

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