Olympic spirit reaches tiny, remote northern Alberta school
Fox Lake elementary school celebrate Sochi athletes
A tiny and isolated community in northern Alberta is out to prove the Olympic spirit has the power to reach around the world.
Fox Lake is an aboriginal community tucked away in the farthest reaches of our province, closer to Yellowknife, N.W.T., than Edmonton, with no cell phone service or year-round road access.
About 300 elementary students put together a YouTube video to support Canadian athletes.
Set to the theme song of the Vancouver Olympics, two teachers came up with the idea to give the kids a chance to feel connected to something outside their small community.
"We want to both support our athletes in Sochi and help teach our kids that they can have an effect on the world even if they live in such a isolated location," said teacher Aron Strumecki.
"It can be easy to feel like you're not really part of the big picture and we really wanted to teach the kids that they can have greater impact beyond Fox Lake and the rest of the world thanks to the technology.
"That's the big lesson the big thing we wanted them to get from this experience."
The video also offers outsiders a peek at life in the northern Alberta community in winter time.
Now Strumecki is trying to figure out a way to get a satellite signal into the school so the kids can actually watch some of the Olympics.