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Tobacco-Free Sport & Recreation

Representing the Government of Prince Edward Island, Minister Robert Vessey is seen here presenting representatives from participating Island communities with Tobacco-Free Sport & Recreation certificates signed by the acting Minister of Health and Wellness and the President of Recreation PEI.

Back row from left: Barb Mullaly, President Recreation PEI; Tylan Robinson, O’Leary; Krista Locke-Ellis, West Prince Sports Council; Mayor David MacDonald, Souris; Wayne Crouse, Morell; and Mike Connolly, Crapaud. Front row from left: David Gallant, Rustico; Joanne Weir, Stratford; Mayor Richard Collins, Montague; Sue Hendricken, Charlottetown; Kim Meunier, Cornwall; Cory Thomas, Summerside; and Minister Robert Vessey.

Policy Development

Recreation PEI is dedicated to promoting safe facilities for all to enjoy. Since 2006, we’ve participated in tobacco-free sport & recreation initiatives during which a number of helpful materials were developed to assist in the creation of tobacco-free policies. Your team, town council, board of management, or other groups are welcome to use these resources to create your own tobacco-free team policy or facility. 

To see a sample municiple policy, click here.

Training Session

Recreation PEI hosts Tobacco-Free Recreation Facilities Training Sessions for frontline recreation facility workers (coaches, staff, volunteers, etc.) across PEI. These sessions highlight methods for ensuring your recreation facility is and stays tobacco-free, and cover topics such as: community assessment, tobacco reduction strategy, community feedback, signage, enforcement, and annual evaluation. Typically ranging from 60-90 minutes in length, presentation agendas are flexible depending on community needs. Please call Frank Morrison at 902-672-2567 to book your free presentation.

Click here to view  a video on the Recreation PEI Tobacco Free Recreation Facilities Program:

Tobacco-Free Tool Kit

Click here to view the Tobacco Free Tool Kit

  • Tobacco Free Facilities Template
  • Coaches Tool Kit
  • Team Pledge Poster
  • Athlete's Pledge

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