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Voices of Pride Month, Volume I

Pride Month is an annual opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Beyond the typical parades and festivities, it’s also a chance for the greater public to learn about the unique perspectives and lived experiences of people of all sexualities and gender identities.  This year Sport for Life reached out to various…
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Sport for Life celebrates Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month is an important time of reflection for Annie Lau, Sport for Life’s Senior Coordinator of Operations. It’s a time to celebrate her culture, express pride in her ethnicity, and further commit to confronting and denouncing the anti-Asian racism that exists in Canada. “Asian Heritage Month represents all Asian-Canadians and our cultures, traditions,…
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National Health and Fitness Day coming up on June 5

Get ready to show off your moves, Canada! Coming up on June 5, National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is the best way to cope with COVID-19 fatigue. Following the success of last year’s first ever virtual event, as well as Winter Health and Fitness Week earlier this year, the latest event is challenging people…
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Virtual PL101 Workshop Launches!

Sport for Life is delighted to share that we are now offering our most popular workshop virtually: Physical Literacy 101: An Introduction to Physical Literacy. This workshop is a key offering of Sport for Life, integrated into many past and current projects and widely requested from coast to coast. The pivot from an in person…
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PLAYKamloops reaches out to newcomers

Of the approximately 100,000 people who live in Kamloops, around 10% are new immigrants. Of that population, 30% are in the low income bracket. So when the working group from the City of Kamloops came together with PLAYKamloops and their community partners, these numbers were on their minds. That’s when they started the Youth Sports…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with New York Road Runners

The New York Road Runners contributed to the development of PLAYBuilder and were one of the earliest adopters of the tool. Sport for Life reached out to Manager of Youth Development Stephanie Herrick to learn how the platform has supported their unique programming.  Sport for Life: What made you look for a solution like PLAYBuilder?…
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Quality Sport for Communities and Clubs goes virtual

The Quality Sport for Communities and Clubs (QSCC) workshop initiative began last year with a multi-city tour to mobilize knowledge and best practices, and has evolved into a virtual opportunity that will be shared with communities all across the country. With additional learning facilitators trained, newly created online modules planned, and provincial partners who have…
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National field hockey star excels at Sport for Life

It was the biggest surprise of her field hockey career: senior national team call ups, and two roster selections, all in the span of a few months. Sport for Life co-op student, fourth year University of Victoria Vikes athlete and Canadian national field hockey player Anna Mollenhauer was a junior national team member going into…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Moresports

Moresports creates and facilitates recreational programs that promote sport and leadership development. Supported by a network of community partners, this B.C. organization ensures positive engagement and experiences among youth. Moresports comprises 12 hubs across Vancouver and Coquitlam. In Vancouver, hubs are supported by partnerships between the Vancouver School Board and Vancouver Board of Parks and…
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Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability innovates during COVID-19

As Canadians struggle to navigate the ever-changing reality of COVID-19, one organization is taking steps to ensure that people with disabilities aren’t neglected. The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) has introduced a number of new measures dedicated to making sure their members can flourish and thrive. “As we come to the…
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PLAY Shuswap unveils new Sicamous daycare

They’re calling it Little Bear’s Childcare Centre. The small Shuswap town of Sicamous has never had a daycare centre before, despite a growing need. The local population works irregular hours, as the region is outdoorsy and tourism-oriented, so for many years parents have been calling for a solution. That’s where the District of Sicamous, supported…
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Fédération du sport francophone de l’Alberta grows its physical literacy mandate

Alberta has one of the fastest growing French-speaking populations in Canada, with over 270,000 citizens who can speak the language and over 80,000 francophones and francophiles residing within its borders. To ensure these people are healthy, the Fédération du sport francophone de l'Alberta has launched a number of campaigns to encourage physical literacy and regular…
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