February 2015
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. Register now! Note that all Physical Literacy Summer Institute attendees (from 2013 and 2014) get to attend for free! Call the office at 780-454-4745 if you didn't receive the email with the promo code. 

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AMA Youth Run Club Ambassador Program

Olympic triathlete Paula Findlay
and Olympic race walker Tim Berrett are part of the AMA Youth Run Club's new Ambassador Program. The program involves local, provincial and national athletes who champion the AMA Youth Run Club's cause of increasing physical activity levels among children and youth. Ambassadors will be actively involved on social media and will be invited to speak at special school events! Learn more about the AMA Youth Run Club.
Shaping the Future 2015
The sixth annual Shaping the Future conference was full of learning, networking and new partnerships. Thank you to the 450+ delegates who attended, our four fabulous keynote speakers, generous sponsors, concurrent session presenters, poster presenters, exhibitors and everyone else who made the conference a success!

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Teachers' Convention 2015
Ever Active Schools is hosting 15 sessions at the 2015 Teachers' Convention. Find out where we'll be and be sure to check out our interactive, practical and activity-packed sessions! 
PHE Canada - HPEC 2015 National Conference

The national conference provides an opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and increase their knowledge and skills to foster healthy active living for children and youth in the school community.

 

Delegates are people involved with the health, physical activity and education needs of children and youth including educators, public health, administrators, recreation leaders, physical education specialists and generalists who want more information regarding physical education. Find out which sessions Ever Active Schools is hosting.

ParticipACTION Make Room for Play
Active play among kids is on the decline in Canada and around the world. The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that Canadian kids aged 5 -17, accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity each day. Only 5% of 5-to 17-year olds are meeting the recommendations. One of the contributing factors is related to the increased time that kids spend in sedentary behaviours - especially in front of screens. In January 2015, ParticipACTION launched the Make Room for Play campaign to encourage families to reclaim active play time back from screen time. Read more.
Changes to the EAS Team

Please welcome our newest team member, Chris Fenlon-MacDonald, Healthy School Communities Education Coordinator in our Calgary office. He'll be working provincially to support student leadership initiatives, the HASS events and school communities through a comprehensive school health approach. Welcome Chris! Find out more about Chris or send him an email.

 

Tanja Stalter, our Financial Administrator, is moving on to work for an IT company in Edmonton. Congrats,Tanja, and we'll miss you! We wish you all the best!
Congrats to the Healthy School Communities Award Winners
The Healthy School Communities Awards were held on Thursday, January 29th, at Shaping the Future. Congratulations to the 12 award winners. Read about the winning initiatives, see photos of the event and more!
Complete the Survey for a Chance to Win!
Take a look at Ever Active Schools' new magazine and complete our short survey to let us know what you think for a chance to win $200 worth of resources for your healthy school community! Survey must be completed by March 1!
JOY in Nature

If you're part of a youth or school group (ages 13-10), you could win an overnight trip to Jasper National Park this summer! All you need to do is go outside, have fun and learn something new! Send the Alberta Council for Environmental Education an outdoor group photo and the story of your adventure to be entered in the draw. The winner will be announced at the end of March. Learn more about JOY in Nature!

Are You Ready to Get Your Community Moving and Eating Healthier?

Registrations are open for Communities ChooseWell, a free health promotion program that encourages Alberta communities to eat right and get active by supporting local leaders with seed funding grants, networking opportunities, physical and online resources, easy pre-made programming, educational opportunities and awards to recognize exceptional efforts to create healthier communities. Registration is free! Visit the website or email ARPA.

Ski for Free!
Want to ski for free at @WinSportCanada 's Canada's Olympic Park? The Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre is looking for skiers and snowboarders aged 6-12 and/or their parents to help reduce ski and snowboard injuries. Find out more.