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February 25, 2012

Recreation PEI updates and action items:

1) HIGH FIVE® Sport Training Opportunity:

HIGH FIVE® Sport This 4.5 hour workshop is designed for coaches who work with children aged 6 to 12. Aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Train stages of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), HIGH FIVE® Sport focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development and well being of athletes. The training is based in research and has been designed to help coaches with top coaching dilemmas such as: interacting with parents, keeping the child's interest, and ensuring fair play and an emotionally safe environment. This training is valuable to any coach, sport leader, or volunteer providing direct leadership to children 6 to 12 yrs.
Date and Location: Wednesday, March 7, 5:30 pm – 9:45 pm. Royalty Centre, 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown.
Cost: $45.00 per person.
Facilitators: Rachel Arsenault, HIGH FIVE® Sport Trainer, and Janice Robertson , HIGH FIVE ® Trainer.
To Register for HIGH FIVE ® Training: Please forward your contact information and billing address to Recreation PEI
Tel: 902-892-6445. Fax: 902-368-4548. Email: info@recreationpei.ca

2 ) Children in Nature Project has started a Facebook page.

Check it out, like it...share it. Here is the link:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Children-in-Nature-PEI/334422173260597?sk=wall

3) Arenas are invited to apply for a Doug Moore Scholarship

to attend the MAOI arena training at the CARI Complex in June 2012. Please go to www.recreationpei.ca  for details.


4) go!PEI Winter Active Programs

- Join in the Snowman Challenge and Come Out to some Snowshoeing Events! Check out the Calendar of events at www.gopei.ca

If you would like to receive the regular go!PEI e-news letter please contact gopei@recreationpei.ca .The Eastern Graphic put together a short video about the Greenwich snowshoe event. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8HeaRYHCNQ

 5) Request for information from PEI Colleague:

Looking for information on facility booking policies for non profit and community groups. They recently opened up a renovated Civic Centre and are wondering if any of you know of or have policies around these types of bookings? This facility has a few community rooms that accommodate up to 30 people and then a main hall which could accommodate up to 150 people. Your help is much appreciated. Kim Meunier, Manager Parks & Recreation Town of Cornwall. (902) 628-6260 ext 225 or kmeunier@town.cornwall.pe.ca

6) Here’s a non-profit resource that you may find helpful or that you may like to share with others.

It's Non-profit Facebook Guy. The site provides online webinars and other training opportunities for non-profit organizations to increase their Facebook skills. Here is a link: http://www.nonprofitfacebookguy.com/

7) ACTIVATE 2012 National Youth Leadership Forum

Great opportunity for youth in your community! Apply here today: ACTIVATE 2012 Application. Applications must be submitted on or before Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 by 11PM EST. (If you are unable to access the on-line application please contact us at activate@motivatecaada.ca or call toll free 1.866.378.3361 ext. 2348)

8) “I ThinkFirst!” Contest.

We are encouraging the kids in your life to tell us how they think first before participating in their favorite activities at home, school, or play. All creative art projects are welcome, including film, drawing, music, poetry.. and more! All entrants have a chance to win FREE HELMETS for their entire classroom! Individuals and groups/classes may apply. All submissions must be post-marked on or before March 30 and mailed to:

ThinkFirst Pensez d’Abord Canada
750 Dundas Street West Suite 3-314
Toronto, ON M6J 3S3
Please be sure to fill out and sign the permission form and attach to each entry. It and more information can be found at www.ithinkfirst.ca.

9) $500 grants are available for teens in your community.

Example of a grant is a table tennis table and equipment from Table Tennis PEI. Community hosts are to encourage youth to register at sogoactive.com and the youth registration will enter you in a draw for a $10 Sport Check gift card and one grand prize of $100 gift card. Draw ends March 31.

 10) Three Interesting articles:

- Recreation Departments Restructure to Maximize Efficiency. By Emily Attwood. February 2012. The changes to the Half Moon Bay recreation program are easy to spot in the new recreation guide, the first such publication in years. (Image Courtesy of Stuart Nafey).Cities and recreation departments have been slashing services and staff, struggling to operate within their budgets without sacrificing programs. For many, the situation is only getting worse, with many departments hard-pressed to find ways to stay in business.
http://athleticbusiness.com/articles/article.aspx?articleid=3843&zoneid=10#.TzFvcg0H4MY.email

 

- Find attached a link to Prime Minister Harper's press release on Flag Day when he paid tribute to triathlete Pierre Lavoie. http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?category=1&pageId=26&id=4655

- Ottawa still has influence in health policy, Aglukkaq says.Ottawa still has sway with the provinces on health policy, despite a new funding formula, says Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.You can view this story at: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1108501--ottawa-still-has-influence-in-health-policy-aglukkaq-says

11)  THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE LIVE RIGHT NOW CAPITAL OF CANADA! Press release from the CBC on their newest challenge "Live Right Now". The Winning community will receive a natural playground valued at more than $100,000!

The winning community will receive a legacy prize that will last for generations.
February 16, 2012 – In 2011, Live Right Now inspired Canadians to live healthier lives - and it
worked! Canadians were challenged to participate in the Million Pound Challenge and lose one-million
collective pounds in six months - that goal was shattered by Canadians pledging more than 1,600,000
pounds!
On the heels of this incredible accomplishment, CBC, together with Radio-Canada, is looking for the
Canadian community that most embodies the spirit of Live Right Now: a community where residents
are motivated and supported to make healthier choices.
Because the health of Canadians is directly linked to the time we spend outside and connected to
nature, three organizations have come together to offer the winning community a reward that will last
for generations. The Canadian Wildlife Federation has teamed up with Bienenstock Natural
Playgrounds and Parks Canada to award the leading Live Right Now community with a natural
playground. Valued at more than $100,000, the custom designed and community built natural
playground will reflect the natural heritage of the nearest national park and Parks Canada will help the
winning community experience the national park nearest to them. This free naturalplayground will be
designed with the winning community to meet their needs. Hewn from the trees, earth, and bedrock
found across Canada, the natural playground will be a refuge for Canadian wildlife and a haven for
children and neighbours to gather and play.
“A natural playground is the ideal reward for the winning community of Live Right Now. The perfect
urban embodiment of healthy lifestyle, community spirit, and connection to nature, we are proud to be
a part of a legacy that will contribute to the health of Canadians for years to come.” Adam
Bienenstock, Founder and CEO of Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds.
“A major part of CWF’s conservation mission is educating Canadians; but the greatest goal is for
people to actually explore the outdoors and find the true value of our wildlife-rich land. The natural
playground will unite people in their love of the outdoors and ignite that spark to want to get out and
discover more. What a perfect way to celebrate the Canadian Wildlife Federation 50th Anniversary of
connecting Canadians to wildlife.” Wade Luzny, Canadian Wildlife Federation Executive Vice-
President and CEO.
"Building partnerships like this one is exactly what we envisioned when we first launched Live Right
Now a year ago," said Jennifer Dettman, head of Factual Entertainment, CBC. "Together we are
mobilizing leadership at all levels to educate, inspire and motivate Canadians to change the health of
our country."
“Canada's national parks are ideal places for Canadians to get active and to connect with nature.
Parks Canada is pleased to be part of this effort to help Canadians get healthier and build a deeper
and long-term connection with our natural heritage.” Alan Latourelle, CEO Parks Canada.
To compete for the LIVE RIGHT NOW CAPITAL OF CANADA crown, residents need to rally behind
their communities and track all the ways they make healthy choices using a specially designed
Facebook App at LIVERIGHTNOW.CA. The winner will be announced and featured on CBC's
STEVEN AND CHRIS and Radio Canada's C'EST CA LA VIE on April 13, 2012!
CBC is proud to work with Canada's leading national health and wellness organizations on the Live
Right Now Advisory Board to provide Canadians with health information, support and inspiration they
can trust: Active for Life, Breakfast for Learning, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Obesity
Network, Dietitians of Canada, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Canada, ParticipACTION, YMCA Canada and our magazine partner, Canadian Living.
.
Live Right Now is on Twitter (@cbcLRN),
Facebook (www.facebook.com/CBCLiveRightNow and at LiveRightNow.ca.
About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions.
The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive
range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions,
CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural
perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for
international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and
being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.
About Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds
For over 25years Bienenstock has engaged communities to re-imagine and rebuild their green space
through better designs, partnerships, and programs that connect their children and adults to nature.
The parks and playgrounds we create reflect the natural heritage of the site and the needs of the
community through a collaborative design process, a skilled team of installers, and well orchestrated
community builds. Projects can be found in public parks, schools and child care centres across
Canada and the USA. For more information visit www.NaturalPlaygrounds.ca.
Media Contact: Adam Bienenstock, 1.800.306.3319 x120, bienenstock@naturalplaygrounds.ca
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to
fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts
on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting
the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with likeminded
partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For
more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
Media Contact: Pamela Logan, 1.800.563.9453, pamelal@cwf-fcf.org
About Parks Canada
Parks Canada works to ensure Canada’s historic and natural heritage is protected and, through a
network of 42 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas,
invites Canadians and people around the world to engage in personal moments of inspiring discovery
at our treasured natural and historic places. For more information, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca

 

 

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