2021 Volume: Edition 3
To our Sport for Life champions,

We’re feeling inspired lately. Despite the continued challenges of the pandemic, organizations from coast to coast are doing exciting work that’s bound to have an impact in the years to come. Whether it’s ensuring inclusion and access are top of mind, or envisioning new ways to create positive pathways for participants, we’re seeing innovation all around us. Together we can certainly “build back better”.

In this newsletter you’ll find a Q&A with Moresports about joining the PLAYBuilder family, as well as interviews with the Fédération du Sport Francophone de l’Alberta, the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability, and the team that created a physical literacy-themed daycare centre for the small town of Sicamous.
Fédération du sport francophone de l'Alberta grows its physical literacy mandate

Alberta has one of the fastest growing French-speaking populations in Canada, with over 270,000 citizens who can speak the language and over 80,000 francophones and francophiles residing within its borders. To ensure these people are healthy, the Fédération du sport francophone de l'Alberta has launched a number of campaigns to encourage physical literacy and regular exercise.
Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability innovates during COVID-19

As Canadians struggle to navigate the ever-changing reality of COVID-19, one organization is taking steps to ensure that people with disabilities aren’t neglected. The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) has introduced a number of new measures dedicated to making sure their members can flourish and thrive.

PLAY Shuswap unveils new Sicamous daycare

They’re calling it Little Bear’s Childcare Centre.

The small Shuswap town of Sicamous has never had a daycare centre before, despite a growing need. The local population works irregular hours, as the region is outdoorsy and tourism-oriented, so for many years parents have been calling for a solution. That’s where the District of Sicamous, supported by PLAY Shuswap, a working group of physical literacy advocates, came in. The District applied for and received $884,000 from the Province of B.C. to bring Little Bear to life. 

National field hockey star excels at Sport for Life

It was the biggest surprise of her field hockey career: senior national team call ups, and two roster selections, all in the span of a few months.

Sport for Life co-op student, fourth year University of Victoria Vikes athlete and Canadian national field hockey player Anna Mollenhauer was a junior national team member going into the January 2019 tour in China alongside the senior national team. As the two rosters shared a training space, she was asked to train with the seniors on several occasions leading up to their scheduled games. 

PLAYBuilder Q&A with Moresports

Moresports creates and facilitates recreational programs that promote sport and leadership development. Supported by a network of community partners, this B.C. organization ensures positive engagement and experiences among youth.

Moresports comprises 12 hubs across Vancouver and Coquitlam. In Vancouver, hubs are supported by partnerships between the Vancouver School Board and Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, along with other community-based organizations.

Sport for Life reached out to see how their experiences with PLAYBuilder are going so far.

Have you checked out our Physical Literacy website?

Physical literacy is at the heart of everything we do at Sport for Life.

Our Physical Literacy website acts as a hub for all the projects and initiatives we’re currently working on, and includes a blog with regularly updated stories. It’s a perfect place to spend some of your online time, whether you’re looking for more information on our PL4C initiative, wanting to learn more about the basic philosophy, or looking to get involved in one of our projects.

What are you waiting for? Check out physicalliteracy.ca right now!
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