In This Issue
Kainai Board of Education
Shaping the Future 2013
HPEC 2013
Winter Walk Day
Bring Back Play!
Everyone Jump
Speak Out Conference
Holiday Office Hours
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December Newsletter
Kainai Board of Education
Success Story - Kainai Board of Education
Success Story - Kainai Board of Education
The Kainai Board of Education (KBE), with the support of Ever Active
Schools, is on the path to enhance the health and wellness of their
school communities.  The journey started three years ago when the
Kainai High School began to implement daily physical activity (DPA) in their school.  The staff and students embraced this initiative and
have continued the momentum with the student's PhotoVoice research project.  PhotoVoice was a method for youth to use cameras to capture pictures in their community that reflect a students view on health in their community.  The awareness has spread throughout the KBE and is having a positive effect on all of the schools within their Board. The following video captures the Kainai High School journey thus far.

Special thanks to the Kainai Board of Education for their time,
commitment and friendship on this inspiring project.
Shaping the Future 2013
Engaging Healthy School Communities 
January 24-26th, 2013 | Kananaskis, Alberta 
Ever Active Schools and provincial partners will host a number of influential keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and panel discussions with delegates from various health, education, and active living sectors from Alberta, Canada, and abroad. 

Specifically, this year's conference will encompass the four pillars of Comprehensive School Health - teaching and learning, social and physical environment, healthy school policy, and partnerships and services. As always, this highly anticipated annual event will also draw a large amount of support from sponsors and exhibitors representing mental health, nutrition, education, wellness, active living and recreational organizations.

Early bird conference rate ends Dec 17th! 

Register now to receive the early bird registration rate!
Health and Physical Education Council Conference
May 3-5, 2013

The Health & Physical Education Council of Alberta hosts its annual conference in May, which provides an opportunity for participants to build skills & knowledge by networking & attending various professional development sessions which support the implementation of the Physical Education and Health programs of study.


Health and physical education sessions will be offered over the two-day conference. Session proposals will be selected to ensure a balance of active, interactive & research-based presentations.  Topics could include Games, Gymnastics, Individual Pursuits, Alternate Environments, Dance, Health and Life Skills, CALM, Daily Physical Activity (DPA), Inclusive PE, Intramurals and Athletics.


Call for Presenters now open! 

Winter Walk Day
Winter Walk Day registration is open!  Mark your calendars - Winter Walk Day is February 6, 2013 and they are hoping for 150,000 participants in Alberta!   
Connect online using Facebook or Twitter to get tips to create your event, get people to join in and share your pictures and stories!

Register Now!

Bring Back Play!

Active play may be fun, but its certainly not frivolous. Play allows youth of all ages to try new things, test boundaries and use their imagination.


In addition to the physical health benefits, active play offers cognitive, emotional and social development benefits. It has been shown to improve and foster motor function, creativity, decision-making, problem-solving and social skills, the ability to control emotions and preschoolers' speech. And, its lots of fun!


ParticipACTION has launched a campaign to Bring Back Play! Visit their website for great ideas, tips and information on bringing more play into children's lives

Everyone Jump

Everyone Jump is a free resource, music CD and Educational Challenge that raises awareness of the importance of regular physical activity and healthy eating in preventing type 2 diabetes.


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Speak Out Conference
April 12-14, 2013 | Edmonton
The Speak Out Conference is an opportunity for Alberta's youth to come together from every corner of the province once a year to discuss their perspectives and ideas on how to improve education.


200 students, aged 14 to 19, will gather to meet with Alberta Education.  Students will have the opportunity to learn more about, and provide input on, the work and initiatives going on within Alberta Education.  They are also excited to offer a concurrent conference for chaperones where we will highlight initiatives and give opportunities for input into the future of education in Alberta.

Deadline for application is Feb 28th.

Read more.
Thank you for your continued dedication to the health and wellness of our children and youth.


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