Connecting physical literacy champions across Alberta
The mission is clear: to work together across sectors such as recreation, education, sport and health to promote, implement, and evaluate programs, services, amenities and policies, which increase the physical literacy and physical activity levels in our communities.
Be Fit For Life Centres have supported the growth of PLAY groups in Alberta by taking on leadership roles in the formation of regional PLAY Groups. The power of our participation in the broader network is that we synthesize the experiences of agencies and organizations and curate best practices to be shared.
The Be Fit For Life Network will be will be sharing resources and learning opportunities 4-6 times a year in partnership with local Physical Literacy and You (PLAY) groups.
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Advancing Physical Literacy in Alberta
In March of 2016, many partners invested in physical literacy development in Alberta met and outlined activation areas, priorities, next steps and commitments for the upcoming year. Awareness, resources & tools, education & training, meaningful measurement & research, systemic change, and collective leadership were all identified as activation areas. PLAY Groups continue to play an important role in awareness, communication and collaborative leadership. Click here to see the full summary poster.
Alberta PLAY Groups
Gary Shelton, Edmonton Sport Council & Lindsay Wright, Be Fit For Life
PLAY Fort McMurray
Keegan Kuhr, Be Fit for Life - Keyano College
PLAY Grande Prairie
Jodi Minton, Grande Prairie Be Fit for Life Centre
PLAY Lac La Biche
Deborah Menard, Be Fit for Life - Portage College
PLAY Medicine Hat
Tara Chisholm, Be Fit for Life
Felicia Ochs, Parkland School Division
Vermilion Wellness Coalition - PLAY
Curtis Gorkoff, Be Fit For Life
PLAY West Country (Rocky Mountain House)
Lori Davis, Physical Literacy and Sport for Life Leader