Healthy Schools Alberta
January 2016
Shaping the Future 2016
Registration for STF is open & the countdown is on!
Together, we can Shape the Future: Join us January 28th - 30th 2016 to discuss and learn about comprehensive school health, attend interactive workshops, pre-conference activities, network and have fun with active breaks in the beautiful Kananaskis mountains. 
New or returning to the conference?
Check out this Insiders' Guide for tips, hacks & FAQ's to make your stay easy to navigate!

Come to Kananaskis a day early and attend an impactful & engaging workshop presented by Dr. Martin Brokenleg: 
Resilience as a Path to Healthy School Communities: 
Lessons Learned from Indigenous Teachings

 January 27th, 2016, Kananaskis
*click here to register!*
For more information, please click here.

Featured Pre-conference Workshop: VitaminD(irt)
Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club

The Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club (AMA YRC) is a free, fun and flexible program providing supports and incentives to schools. 
Join today and get your students up and active! Register today! 

Already part of the AMA YRC, or are you a supporting partner? Automatically win a prize when you refer a school to join! Click here.
Follow the AMA YRC on Twitter! 
For more information, please contact Hayley, our Provincial Projects Coordinator.
New EAS Staff!
Please help us in welcoming our new Resiliency Coordinator, Melissa Tierney! 
After six years of working with Alberta First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) communities in various roles, Melissa joins us and is partnering with FNMI communities on creative wellness, health, and fitness opportunities. 
Welcome Melissa! We all look forward to working with you and further supporting a healthy and active Alberta!
To see her full bio, click here.
Winter Walk Day
Get active this winter and join Winter Walk Day on February 3rd, 2016!
Register as:
-Schools, Families & Individuals: Simply just track how many people in your group went for a walk, and log how long you went for. Register now!

-Workplace & Community Groups: This year Winter Walk Day has partnered with UWALK to encourage workplaces and community groups to get involved. 
Register now!

Winter Walk Day  incentives available for pick up at Shaping the Future conference
Teachers' Conventions 2016
Join Ever Active Schools as we visit Teachers' Conventions across the province this February and March sharing professional learning on topics ranging from physical literacy, staff wellness, daily physical activity to the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club. These evidence-based learning opportunities are guaranteed to be engaging and providing you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to implement new and innovative ideas into your daily teachings. For more information on what sessions Ever Active Schools will be presenting in your area click HERE, or contact Chris Fenlon-MacDonald for more information! 
Physical Literacy Summit
Save the date 
for the 2nd Annual 
March 10th & 11th, 2016 

Join us as we educate, engage and ultimately embed quality physical literacy experiences in a school and community setting. It will involve collaborative work around physical literacy and share successful physical literacy practices from across the province that have had tangible outcomes.

Registration and More Information Coming Soon!
For further information, please contact:
Chris Fenlon-MacDonald, Ever Active Schools, Provincial Education Coordinator.
Phone: 403-210-6012
Active After
School Alberta
Click here to share your after school story and inspire others! By submitting, you will be entered in a draw to win a free registration to Ever Active Schools' Physical Literacy Summit!

Active After School Alberta has a newsletter; 
If you don't have time to explore this great site on your own, sign up and receive helpful information focused on topics of your choice: activities, snacks, resources, program planning, and training.
Grant Opportunity!

This grant funds conservation activities by individuals, organizations and communities that contribute to healthy fish and wildlife populations, to a healthy environment for fish and wildlife in Alberta, and to the understanding, appreciation and use of that environment. This program will also fund projects which increases the level of attendance and awareness of outdoor opportunities, while developing knowledge and respect for conservation.
Due January 25th!