Live Active Summit
October 18-19, 2018
It's almost here! The annual two-day event held in Edmonton builds provides learning for leaders in the education, sport and active living sectors. Sessions will include quality sport, inclusive environments, and active travel, and keynote speaker Dr. Mariana Brussoni will discuss "risky play". Check out the program here. Registration for Live Active 2018 is still open.  Register now!
CALL FOR PRESENTERS! 
Resiliency Summit
Ever Active Schools invites you to submit a proposal to present at Resiliency Summit 2018 (deadline is September 30th!) 
We aren't just looking for "experts"; we want people with stories and experiences to share! School teams, educators, parents, researchers, and community builders are all encouraged to present. If you haven't presented at a conference before, don't worry - we can help every step of the way.
Registration to attend is also open - click here to sign up.
Shaping the Future

We are seeking presentations relevant to best practices in education, health, and community that are presented within a Comprehensive School Health framework. 
The deadline for presenters has been extended to September 30th - click here to submit your proposal!
Registration to attend the 10th anniversary of Shaping the Future is open -  click here to sign up! Early bird rates are only on until December 21st.
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Did you know that one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness? According to the Canadian Psychological Association , regular physical activity can help prevent depression and anxiety disorders. Check out these free resources to get active this week, and take some time to talk with students, teachers, and parents to help bring awareness. Visit The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health for more information.
Alberta Medical Association
Youth Run Club
It can be hard to get out and run in October in Alberta when the weather starts to turn. Brainstorm some ideas with your Run Club members on where you can run without risking slips and falls on the ice; or, what gear you need to stay warm if you choose to brave the elements! Some drills in the gym or heading to a running track can keep spirits high; or, some thermal gear can keep the frostbite away. Check out our coaches corner for more tips on all things Run Club!
October 10th is World Mental Health Day
Mental health is a big part of overall health and wellness. According to the World Health Organization, half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Take some time on October 10th to check in on yourself and those around you, and remind yourself that your mental health should always be a priority. Alberta Health Services has mental health resources for Elementary to Junior High students!
Active for Life 
Active for Life is a national not-for-profit initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through development of physical literacy. With content for both parents and educators, Active for Life can help you help the kids in your care. Check out their free resources, including custom lesson plans for ages 3-12 based on the fundamental skills you want to focus on.
International Day of the Girl
The United Nations introduced International Day of the Girl, or Girls Day, in 2012 in an effort to empower girls to be the best they can be: to fight for equality for all girls and women around the world, and for their right to be heard. This year's theme is With Her: A Skilled GirlForce, an effort to provide more opportunities for girls to receive education and training to prepare them for the workforce. To find out more, visit the United Nations online.
October 24th is Take Me Outside Day!
Join over 200,000 students and teachers across Canada who are helping to raise awareness about the importance of outdoor education. Take Me Outside is a non-profit organization that started in 2011 when it's director ran more than 7,600km across Canada (from St. John's, NL all the way to Victoria, BC) with a goal of getting youth outside, active, and reconnected to nature. Visit takemeoutside.ca to find out more and learn how you can get involved.
Healthy Active Schools Symposia
Ever Active Schools is working with provincial and local partners to review the plan for HASS events in the coming years. For this reason, the number of and locations of the events will look slightly different this year; please continue to check back here for details on events near you as they are confirmed. So far, events are confirmed in East Central Alberta, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer!
Keeping Girls in Sport
Interested in helping girls to participate in sports in your school community? Check out this Jumpstart project.

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