Monthly Archives: June 2020

Colin Higgs and the relentless infusion of inclusion

Colin Higgs’s life was about to change. The Memorial University professor was working in his office in 1979 when there came a knock at the door: three world-class athletes were looking for his help. Still in the early years of his career, he was beginning to develop a reputation for his work in biomechanics, sport…
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Dr. John Cairney explores impact of pandemic on physical literacy delivery

There’s no disputing the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional models of sport and physical activity delivery, but according to Dr. John Cairney that’s not necessarily a bad thing. During a webinar in early June that he delivered in collaboration with Sport for Life that drew nearly 1000 registrants from around the world,…
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The PL4C-BC project supports Indigenous communities

As the Physical Literacy for Communities - British Columbia (PL4C-BC) initiative rolls out across the province, leaders from Sport for Life have been theorizing the best way to approach and collaborate with Indigenous participants.  In 2019 they began work with two Indigenous communities, and word began to travel. When four more Indigenous communities applied the…
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Engage Sport North activates physical literacy initiatives during pandemic

She saw it as an opportunity. Mandi Graham is the executive director of Engage Sport North, an organization that promotes physical literacy across a broad swath of northern B.C. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to isolate at home, she knew her organization would have to innovate in order to keep people active. She also…
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Sheldon Kennedy inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

First he became a household name as one of the country’s most talented hockey players, then he pivoted into a new role as an advocate against sexual abuse, maltreatment and bullying. Now Sheldon Kennedy is being recognized with the Order of Sport Award and inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, in recognition of over…
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