Photo Credit: Casey Sisterson Photography
Get Outside - June 2020
Information - Resources - Online Classes

With the arrival of the warmer weather, now is the time to get moving outdoors while still practicing physical distancing as recommended by the Province of Manitoba.

Stay Healthy - Stay Safe
Saturday June 6 is designated as a day that aims to increase the health of Canadians by increasing our physical activity participation rates.

What is a quick and easy way for you to participate? Click Here

"Pinawa’s Suspension Bridge allows visitors and local residents a greater opportunity to discover and appreciate the natural beauty of the Pinawa district on this branch of the Trans Canada Trail. Located off the Alice Chambers Trail, it is 54 metres long and 1 metre wide. Crossing the Pinawa Channel north of the Pinawa Cemetery, the bridge is part of a loop for interpretive walks, casual fishing, and cross-country skiing. The Pinawa Channel Heritage Walk on the north side of the channel is accessed either by the suspension bridge or the diversion dam at the end of PR 211."

It's Gardening Season!

Gardening is a great activity you can get into during the pandemic. Not only is it good for your physical health but for your mental health as well. Did you know that it has been found to relieve stress, tension and even increase self-esteem?

Accessible gardening, the Grow-A-Row program, planting for pollinators and more!
Summer Day Camps in Our Region

(The listing will be updated for our July issue.)
Heartsmart Kids
at home #HSKathome

During these challenging times, Heartsmart Kids (HSK) wants to empower families to continue to learn at home and support heart, brain and mental health!  Click here to see their new printable activities for Grades K-6, that families can do on their own.

Some of the things you will find on HSK at Home:
  • A Thank You page for Frontline Workers – Colour it, hang it in your window, and share via #HSKatHome
  • June is Stroke Month and June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day! HSK will be posting more FREE downloadable activities for both themes on the HSK at Home page for June 1st!
Tobacco, Vaping & Cannabis Resources
Compiled by Caroline McIntosh, Community Wellness Facilitator with the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

These days using tobacco is seen as dirty and not cool, so many teens are staying away from tobacco. Vaping is marketed as “clean,” but it’s not. What’s in the “vapour?” What does nicotine do? What can addiction look like? In the 2019 Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey* completed in December, 15% of teenagers aged 15 to 19 reported vaping in the 30 days before the survey. Over one-third of teens this age (36%) reported having tried it. Among those who had vaped recently almost 9 out of 10 indicated that they had vaped nicotine. Here are some resources to help you and your teen become more aware of health risks. Having multiple conversations with them can help build strategies to manage stress and better prepare them to stand up to peer pressure. 

No Mercy for the Coronas
Resource for Kids and Parents

Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is proud to support No Mercy for the Coronas , an engaging and accessible illustrated resource for kids (and parents!) to better understand viruses like COVID-19.
Created by La Liberté and POP Comm, and developed with the participation of scientists and researchers at Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre’s Youth BIOlab Jeunesse, this home-grown effort is a tribute to leadership and expertise, right here in Manitoba.
You can read or download this free magazine in English or French at: .
Local Online Programs for Parents & Children
Contributor: Janaya Tomchuk . Coordinator with Family Connections – South
Interlake Early Childhood Development Coalition

Baby n' Me Yoga, Episode 3 - for babies 6 to 18 months old but can be practiced by any age and also has yoga for parents too:

Family Yoga - Sun Salutations with some great partner poses to try with someone at home!

For Babies 0 to 18 months and their caregiver and Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers 18 months to 5 years
A Guide to Food Date Labels in Canada
Source: Second Harvest

Dig into the causes of food waste in Canada with Second Harvest; conduct a food waste audit and revolutionize your kitchen; and bust the myths about best-before dates to save money and food.

There is a lot of confusion about our date labelling system, which is a significant cause for food waste in Canada. This brief course is helpful to anyone interested in better understanding the complicated world of food date labels. Click here to take the online learning.
Cancer Navigation Services
Contributor: Donna Anderson, Community Engagement Liaison, Community Cancer Resource & Support Program with Cancer Navigation Services - Interlake-Eastern RHA

Our Nurse Navigators and our Psychosocial Oncology Clinician are still available for anyone needing resources.

Call Toll Free 1-855-557-2273

CancerCare Manitoba is taking proactive measures to reduce the impact of Covid-19. Breast cancer screening services at Breastcheck are suspended as well as the distribution of home screening kits (FOBT) from coloncheck. As always if anyone is experiencing symptoms they should talk to their Primary Care Provider. More information is available on the CancerCare website or call 1-855-95-CHECK.

Reducing our risk of cancer is always important! Try to stay healthy by trying to eat well, move more, live smoke free, maintain a healthy body weight, be sun safe and limit alcohol intake.

Dispelling Myths in Early Childhood Oral Health – Part 2
with Dr. Robert Schroth, DMD, Msc, PhD & Melina Sturym, MA, RDH

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm (CST)
Register in advance for this presentation: Click Here
Our next issue will be in circulation in July 2020.

Community Wellness Team  | Toll Free 1-877-979-9355