January 2015
Physical Activity Tip: Move and Shake Warm Up

Our Education Coordinator, Tracy, demonstrates an activity idea to increase physical activity levels in your Physical Education class. Start the music, hold up a Physical Literacy Move and Shake Warm Up Card and invite students to move as soon as they enter the activity space. 
Shaping the Future 2015
With 420 people registered, we've almost reached our goal of 450 delegates for Shaping the Future 2015! Register soon!

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New Year, New Look
Our new magazine, Healthy Schools Alberta, is a great new way to share information about positive social environments, physical activity and healthy eating with Alberta school communities. The magazine is delivered to all Alberta schools and is available online and at our conference in January if you'd like a free copy. Our electronic newsletter also has a new look!  Tell us what you think!
Physical Literacy Summit - March 5-6, 2015
Ever Active Schools, along with our partners, is excited to be hosting a two-day Physical Literacy Summit in Calgary, Alberta on March 5-6, 2015. 

Our goal is to further educate, re-engage and ultimately embed quality physical literacy experience in a school setting, as well as support alignment of provincial initiatives focused on physical literacy and highlight Active Alberta stories from across the province. 

Who should attend? Educators, coaches, recreation leaders, PLAY groups, Physical Literacy Summer Institute attendees, sport organizations and anyone interested in moving from presentation to meaningful participation in development of a healthy, active population!

Attend the Healthy School Communities Award at STF
The Healthy School Communities Award is a great way to say thank you to individual, school district and community champions who work together to achieve positive health outcomes for children and youth. Please join us for this free event at Shaping the Future on Thursday, January 29th, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. as we celebrate the accomplishments of the 12 award winners. Please RSVP by January 20th. 
AMA Youth Run Club
Just because there's snow on the ground and the temperatures are below zero, doesn't mean you shouldn't pull on your running shoes! Join the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club for free resources, incentives and support all year long! Also watch this winter running video
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety
The Canadian Mental Health Association says it well: We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. Are you a parent or youth looking for mental health resources? Find them here.
The Play Exchange
Several of our partners are finalists in The Play Exchange, a national grant that will provide up to $1 million in funding support to the winner. Take a look at the submissions and vote to show your support!

Ophea - "Healthy Schools: Putting Students First"

Primary Care Network - "Prescription to Get Active"
Winter Walk Day 2015: Are you participating?
Sign your school up for Winter Walk Day on Wednesday, February 4th. Learn more about the event and download the customizable poster. #WinterWalkDay

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