2018 Volume: Edition 9
Dear Sport for Life Champion,

We would like to share with you information about upcoming webinars, events, and initiatives that aim to improve the quality of sport and physical literacy!
Register for the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit
Early-bird registration  is now open for the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit!  Join us and roughly 500 delegates to learn about best practices from across the sport, recreation, health, and education sectors, both nationally and abroad.  The Summit will take place January 22 24 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel, in Gatineau, QC, Canada.

The 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit theme  “Moving to Action”  is about inspiring leaders to move a nation to action across the sport, recreation, health and education sectors from the community club through to international arenas. Through the beauty of collaborative efforts and unity, let’s spark the change that impacts the engagement for all those within the sport and physical activity systems.

To learn more about the Summit, check out the newly launched Summit website at sportforlifesummit.ca.



If you have any questions, please contact Claudine Gilbert, Sport for Life's Coordinator of Conferences and Workshops:  claudine@sportforlife.ca .
Bob Bearpark Foundation
The Bob Bearpark Foundation approved four scholarships to support two participants to attend the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit in the amount of $225 per person, and two others to attend the Sport for Life Leaders School in the amount of $425 per person. 

To be eligible for the Bob Bearpark Foundation scholarship, you must meet these criteria:

  1. Be a resident of British Columbia.
  2. Face barriers to access e.g. geographic (live or work in remote or isolated communities), identify as Indigenous, have a disability, or face financial hardship.
  3. Work or coach at the community level and/or be in a position to enhance coaching education within your community or in a chosen sport.

To apply for the Bob Bearpark Foundation Scholarship for the Sport for Life Canadian Summit, click here .

To apply for the Bob Bearpark Foundation Scholarship for the Sport for Life Leader School, click here .
Webinar: Supporting Positive Sport Parenting for Coaches, Clubs and Parents
Sport parents often get a bad rap, but they play a very important role in community sport. They provide emotional support as children learn to win and lose, they model behaviour for their kids and other parents, and they help young athletes interpret their experiences. Join this webinar as we explore how sport organizations can work with parents so that kids, coaches, clubs, and parents can thrive.

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 10:00–11:30 a.m. PST / 1:00–2:30 p.m. EST

Webinar: Creating Inclusion of Newcomers in Sport and Physical Activity
Many newcomers to Canada including refugees and immigrants experience unique barriers to accessing quality sport, physical activity, and recreation programs. Connecting to community activities and accessing the resources available is often complex, yet sport can play a vital role in newcomers’ sense of belonging. Newcomers can also bring a renewal and sense of vibrancy to sport and recreation organizations. In this webinar, presenters will discuss research and on-the-ground examples in providing quality experiences for newcomers in sport and recreation. Lessons will be shared about accessibility and inclusion in our sport clubs and programs, including the challenges and possible solutions and opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:00–11:30 a.m. PST / 1:00–2:30 p.m. EST

Webinar: Making Multisport Work
Recently, the concept of multisport participation has gotten some exciting media attention with leadership from our friends at Active for Life and great examples from Canadian sport organizations. Many research studies back up the concept, and multisport is built into the Long-Term Athlete Development key factors of Physical Literacy, Specialization, Developmental Age, and System Alignment. So, if everybody knows about it, why isn’t multisport participation the norm for young, developing athletes across Canada?

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:00–11:30 a.m. PST / 1:00–2:30 p.m. EST

Physical Literacy in the Early Years
It is essential for early childhood educators (ECEs) to understand the importance of learning through play for children between 0 6 years old. To increase the chances for children to be physically active for life, they must develop physical literacy at an early age. ParticipACTION  has some great resources like the  Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines , which provides information on the length and type of activity that is recommended for different ages.

Appetite to Play Video
Appetite to Play is an initiative in British Columbia designed to support early years providers to promote and encourage physical activity and healthy eating for children 0 5 years old.

Check out this quick video to learn more about the initiative, and then explore appetitetoplay.com to learn more and get tools to set the stage for lifelong healthy behaviours.

Appetite to Play is supported by the BC Physical Activity Strategy. It is delivered in partnership through: Government of British Columbia , Child Health BC , BC Alliance for Healthy Living , YMCA of Greater Vancouver , Childhood Obesity Foundation , and Sport for Life .

Si vous voulez consulter nos infolettres en français, cliquez ici .
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. 
Sport for Life Society | (778) 433-2066 | www.sportforlife.ca