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Wellness Fund Grants - OPEN
The Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund, managed by the University of Alberta, School of Public Health, is offering grant funding opportunities for projects that support healthy school communities.

Grants available:
  • Healthy Relationships Grant (Grades 7-12)
  • District High School Wellness Grants (Grades 10-12)
  • Building Student Competencies Grant (Grades K-12)

Find the application form and more details here


*Application deadline: November 27.

Nominate an HPEC Member
Know an HPEC member who has promoted wellness within their Alberta school? Nominate them for this award!

*Deadline: November 27
Participate in Ophea's Everyone Jump survey to win
Are you familiar with the Everyone Jump program? Help Ophea make the program even better by completing a survey. 

It only takes 5-10 minutes and, if you're one of the first 250 survey respondents, you'll receive a $10 Chapters gift card. All respondents will be entered to win an Ophea Prize Pack!

Complete the survey here.
Sports Day in Canada
Join RBC, CBC, ParticipACTION and True Sport for Sports Day in Canada on November 30.

Register your event or find an event in your area. Schools that register their events will receive a ParticipACTION event kit, while supplies last.

Wear your jersey on November 29, for National Jersey Day!
November Newsletter
Kainai project awarded $2,000
Kainai High School's Greenhouse Project was just awarded a $2,000 Communities ChooseWell Overall High Achiever award for the work at the high school and in the community. 

The school community will continue looking after the vegetables and herbs that students planted in the EarthBoxes. The funding will be used to refurbish the old greenhouse structure on the high school grounds in the spring. Students are excited to be involved with project-based learning related to nature, wellness and working in a team environment.

Want more info? We'll be posting about the project on our website soon!
Be a Shaping the Future exhibitor, sponsor or poster presenter
Our Shaping the Future - Engaging Healthy School Communities conference is scheduled for January 23-25, 2014, in Kananaskis, Alberta. This year's theme is inspiring children and youth to be healthy learners.

You can now: 
  • Showcase your products, information and resources to over 300 delegates at an exhibitor table 
  • Present a research poster
  • Promote your organization and support the development and maintenance of health and wellness programming in Alberta schools as a sponsor.
Visit our website for details.
After School Hours Pre-conference
On January 23rd, prior to the Shaping the Future conference, Ever Active Schools is hosting a pre-conference on the importance of youth engagement in healthy social and physical environments during the after school time period. Register here.
EAS has a limited number of bursaries to allow staff and key volunteers to attend this pre-conference.
Pre-conference registrants will have the opportunity to receive the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) professional development course on fundamental movement skills. Click here for more information.
Contact Katelynn by email or at 780.454.4745 for more information. 
Healthy Active School Symposia 
HASS 2013

EAS coordinators Joyce Sunada and Kim Hlewka have been leading Healthy Active School Symposia (HASS) events across the province. To date, they've been in Calgary, High Level, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Peace River and Edson. We're looking forward to the upcoming Edmonton event on November 27th and Camrose event on November 29th. Registration is still open. Thanks to all of the hard-working local organizing committees! 

Check out our HASS blog posts and photo galleries on our website!
Winter running activity and tips
As the weather gets colder outside, many run clubs across the province are faced with the issue of moving practices inside or running in the cold. Join the AMA Youth Run Club to access fun indoor running games and outdoor running tips!

Running Activity
Break the group into two teams. Have each team form a line, facing the other team. Have participants sit down, legs straight out, feet just touching. Give each pair a number. When you call out a number, the two opponents jump up, run over the legs of the other pairs in one direction, then run outside the ladder to the other end and continue over the legs of the other pairs until they get back to their original spot. The first person back to their spot wins a point for their team. *Be sure to space the seated pairs with enough room for the players to run between their legs without stepping on anyone.

Winter Running Tips
  • Dress in layers
  • Have a change of clothes and footwear for wet weather days
  • Stuff wet running shoes with newspaper and leave them in a warm place. They'll dry quickly! 
  • Apply sunscreen to exposed skin.
Register today or contact Hayley, AMA Youth Run Club coordinator, by email or at 780.454.4745.

New DPA resource

Daily Physical Activity Greatest Hits is jam packed with over 60 pages of activities to support the implementation of daily physical activity (DPA). The activities are divided into Classroom and Small Space DPA, Cooperative DPA, Circle Activities, Cross-Curricular DPA, 'Dollar Store' DPA and Large Space DPA.


Visit our store to purchase the resource!
Thank you for your continued dedication to the health and wellness of our children and youth.


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