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.
Login to PL Connect to find the Physical Literacy in Alberta Video Series and survey to help to better understand the needs of those in your community and connect you to tools and resources to help you create and implement a physical literacy strategy in your own community.
Another way to stay connected: Join the PLAY Alberta Facebook page to learn more about what’s happening with physical literacy in communities across Alberta.
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
Ashley Fox, Be Fit for Life Calgary
Barb Marsh, Be Fit For Life - Red Deer College
Tracy Brooker, Town of Cochrane
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
Susan Eymann, Lethbridge Sport Council
PLAY Medicine Hat
Kayla Hammel, 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