Ever Active Schools 
April 2015 
How do the arts connect to the whole child?
We Asked: How do the arts connect to the whole child?

On March 25th, we brought together art teachers and key stakeholders within the arts community to discuss how the arts support students in all aspects of their lives. At the event, we asked attendees how the arts connect to the whole child. Watch the video to find out their responses! Visit the website or contact Kim for more information.
HASS 2015-16 Dates Announced

We're excited to announce the 2015-16 Healthy Active School Symposia dates! 

  • High Level: October 1
  • Camrose: October 2
  • Hinton: October 6
  • Medicine Hat: October 8
  • Lethbridge: October 14
  • Calgary: October 20
  • Red Deer: October 22
  • Edmonton: October 27
  • Grande Prairie: November 3
  • Mighty Peace: November 5
  • Parkland: November 12
  • Fort McMurray: December 1
Contact Kim or Chris for more information! Registration will be available soon.
Join the 17,000 Students Running Across Alberta this Spring
The AMA Youth Run Club invites you to get your run on this spring! By joining the AMA Youth Run Club, you receive free support and resources, finisher prizes for participants (including the sunglasses pictured above!), coaches t-shirts and more! The program is free, fun, flexible and school-based. Already have a run club at your school? You can still join and receive the awesome supports!

Fact: AMA Youth Run Club participants surpass national and provincial averages for physical activity!

Register here or contact the AMA Youth Run Club for more information.
Healthy Schools Alberta: Spring Issue
The spring issue of Healthy Schools Alberta is now available on our website!

Flip through to read articles on school and community partnerships, weight bias, Teaching Dance for Understanding and mindfulness training. 

We hope you enjoy this issue. Have feedback or interested in advertising opportunities? Contact Megan.

The 2015 National Conference: A physical literacy uprising
The 2015 National Conference takes place April 30 - May 2, 2015. Register now!

Ever Active Schools is presenting two pre-conferences and two workshops at the 2015 National Conference. Access our schedule and be sure to attend! We'd love to see you! 
Get Outdoors Weekend

Get Outdoors Weekend takes place April 11-12. Make sure you get outside for some fresh air and physical activity! Check out this document for some ideas and try participating in the UWalk Get Outdoors Challenge.

Winner: Healthy Schools Alberta Survey Contest

Congrats to Irene Schussler for being randomly selected as the winner of the Healthy Schools Alberta reader feedback contest! She won $200 worth of resources to support her healthy school community! 

Let's Get Physically Active!

Register for the Alberta Centre for Active Living's 2015 Physical Activity Forum, scheduled for May 1 in Edmonton and May 4 in Calgary. Find out more here.

Sports Nutrition for Youth: A Handbook for Coaches
The handbook, developed by Alberta Health Services, supports school and community coaches who wish to improve their knowledge, ability and confidence in teaching key nutrition messages related to sports and activity. The handbook targets coaches who work with healthy, recreational athletes but much of the information also applies to active youth in general who may not be formally involved in organized sports.  Read the handbook.
Concrete Theatre
For the last two decades, Concrete Theatre has been dedicated to bringing professional theatre artists together to create and present award-winning, relevant and challenging plays for young people.  They believe that young people deserve to see brilliant theatre made just for them by people interested in the power of theatre as a tool to not only entertain, but to educate, impact and provoke positive change.  Concrete Theatre has an Artist in Residence program and also performs at schools. Find out more.