Healthy Schools Alberta
April 2016
Now Available 
- Don't Walk in the Hallway!
Do you want to enrich your school spaces to promote physical literacy in any environment? Pick up a set of the newly released 'Don't Walk in the Hallway' (DWITH) resource!
This resource includes floor decals and a resource handbook with guides to:
  • Advocating for Activity Permissive Learning Environments
  • A Comprehensive School Health Approach to Don't Walk in the Hallway
  • Pattern Starting Points
  • Energizer Ideas
  • Curriculum Links
  • Evaluating the Impact of the Decals
  • How to Access Support: Online Supplement
Recognizing the importance of promoting healthy learning environments, hallway decals offer a way to modify school spaces, helping to activate your students!
Click here for more information and to purchase a set.
Click here to read an article featuring the creator of DWITH, our Provincial Education Coordinator, Chris Fenlon-MacDonald.
Alberta Medical Association 
Youth Run Club

We're pleased to introduce the new Healthy Schools Alberta Map! Find precise locations of events and projects Ever Active Schools hosts and facilitates - including the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club - enabling access to school health supports across the province.

Sign up for the AMA YRC in April and receive a FREE prize valued at $15 - a copy of Lucky Sevens Physical Activity cards
Help your students and participants enjoy the benefits of fresh spring air and physical activity. There are free prizes for every participant and free Coaches t-shirts!
  • Need help with steps to get involved? Read through our handbooks.
  • Need a coordinator to help explain the program in person? Visits are free across Alberta!
  • Already have a run club? We will support your existing run club with incentives, new activity ideas, and more.
Register today or refer a school and win prizes!
Free Physical Activity Resources!

Alberta Active After School is pleased to present four videos promoting Alberta resources designed to support physical activity and physical literacy programming in school, or community settings. Please check out the videos above for ideas on how the resources are used!

For more information about Alberta Active After School, click here - and follow @ABafterschool on twitter!
Why Moving Matters to Positive Mental Health
Health & Physical Education Council Pre-Conference - Thursday May 12th, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you want to be happier and healthier? Do you want your students to be happier and healthier? How about your colleagues and their students? Join Ever Active Schools at the upcoming HPEC Pre-Conference as we build upon your skills to make this a reality in your school community and explore the role of physical activity in positive mental health. We are excited to share a variety of practical activities, capitalize on expertise from peers in the room and workshop tangible takeaways to support your whole school community. Register today!
Alberta Centre for Active Living: 2016 Physical Activity Forum

"There is consistent evidence that physical activity prevents the onset of depression and that physical activity interventions reduce depression. This reduction is comparable to studies which examined the effects of medication or psychosocial therapy."

Join the discussion with speaker, Dr. Guy Faulkner, Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia.

Calgary: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Edmonton: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
National Dance Week!
The Canadian Dance Assembly is inviting you to get involved April 22nd-29th for National Dance Week!
In the spirit of National Dance Week, we wanted to highlight a great partner and presenter from our Physical Literacy Summit, Canada's National Ballet School and Sharing Dance. Join Canada's National Ballet School and community dancers nation-wide on Sharing Dance Day 2016. Learn the fun routine, join a performance and get active! Rehearsals will be held at select community centres across Calgary. The routine is also available online. Participation is free and suitable for all ages and abilities.
For more info and to register: click here!