September 2018:
Welcome Back!
School bells are ringing, loud and clear;
Vacation's over, school is here.
We hunt our pencils and our books,
And say goodbye to fields and brooks,
To carefree days of sunny hours,
To birds and butterflies and flowers.
But we are glad school has begun.
For work is always mixed with fun.
When autumn comes and the weather is cool,
Nothing can take the place of school.
- Winifred C. Marshall

International Walk to School Week
October 1st - 5th, 2018

Join active commuters around the world who are walking or wheeling to school this week! Registration is open so be sure to sign up and get your school community excited about this healthy activity. Share your photos on social media using #iwalk2018!
Live Active Summit
October 18th-19th, 2018

   
What is "risky play" and why should we make space for it? Join Dr. Mariana Brussoni, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, in exploring the impacts of play on child development in her keynote session Popping the Bubble Wrap: Making Space for Risky Play. 
Register for the Live Active Summit now to hear Mariana and check out many other amazing sessions that bring to life active living, active recreation and sport in school and community settings.
Shaping the Future
January 31st - February 2nd, 2019
Registration is open for Shaping the Future 2019. Come out to the breathtaking Chateau Lake Louise for three days of comprehensive school health sessions for beginners and experts alike. Connect with health champions and go back to work after the conference feeling confident to implement the ideas you've learned.
Alberta Medical Association 
Youth Run Club 

The start of the school year is the perfect time to start up your Youth Run Club. This fun, free, and flexible program gives students from K-12 an opportunity to participate in physical activity anywhere from one to five days per week.  Register your club today!

Not sure where to start? Come check out the AMA Youth Run Club's  FREE coaches workshop  to provide you with the necessary tools to get your club up and running!

Ever Active Schools Equity Statement
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Ever Active Schools recognizes and values diverse abilities, identities, cultures and ways of knowing. We practice a strengths-based approach, humbly acknowledging that we do not know all the answers, and continually learning how to better work alongside, support and inspire people from diverse communities.
Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine
The Fall 2018 issue of the  Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine is out! In this issue, read all about promoting positive mental health in the classroom, adapting physical activity for every student, and more.
Resiliency Summit
The Resiliency Summit brings together Indigenous youth, educators, and community members for a two-day event promoting health, wellness, and resilience.  The 2018 summit takes place November 28th-29th at Winsport in Calgary.

Have something to share? Consider submitting a proposal to present. (Deadline September 30th)

Interested in participating, but aren't sure where to start? Try volunteering.

Hyped up and ready to attend? Don't forget to register.
Funding Opportunities
JumpstartVarious grants to support sport and physical activity for individuals and communities.

Alberta Culture and Tourism Project Macro GrantApply for funding for projects that foster cooperation, innovation, and research in their recreation and physical activity programming.  

Alberta Culture and Tourism Project Micro Grant: The Micro Grant supports activities that either deliver or contribute to access to programming that gets Albertans moving by introducing Albertans to new active recreation and/or physical activity opportunities.

Alberta Culture and Tourism Community Initiatives Program (CIP): CIP is a Project-Based grant stream supporting projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for  new programs and initiatives,   community events, and  community publications

Work with Ever Active Schools
Would you like to be a  leader in supporting the wellness of First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit students in Alberta school communities? Apply to be a Resiliency Coordinator!
Deadline to apply is September 14, 2018.

Are workshops your thing? Apply to become an Associated Facilitator! We're looking for excellent teachers representing all grade levels to facilitate professional development, conventions, and conferences on behalf of Ever Active Schools.
Deadline to apply is September 15, 2018.