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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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Trans Day of Visibility: A Conversation with Oliver Lane

His fear was that he would run out of options. When Oliver Lane first announced his gender transition to the University of Guelph Gryphons, he worried that he would no longer be able to be associated with the team he’d been playing with for three years. He was going into the fourth year of his…
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Fencing expert weighs in on the magic of LTD and a positive environment

[caption id="attachment_15537" align="alignleft" width="474"] Maia Rathwell (bottom)[/caption] The first sport Maia Rathwell ever got hooked on was fencing, when she was 12 years old. Now a Long-Term Development enthusiast and fencing coach in Croatia, she’s passionate about using a CrossFit mentality to create a sense of inclusion with her athletes. Recently she connected with Sport…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Amanda Kornaga of Good Spirit School Division

Amanda Kornaga is the principal at Good Spirit School Division in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.  She started using PLAYBuilder on May 1, 2020, to help support teachers with their lesson-planning for PE classes, help build the capacity of their division, and streamline resources.  Sport for Life connected with Kornaga to hear how PLAYBuilder has been working for…
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Sport for Life LTD advisor Adam Decker signs on to assist New Jersey Devils

[caption id="attachment_15531" align="alignleft" width="456"] Adam Decker and his family[/caption] The New Jersey Devils have enlisted Sport for Life Long-Term Development Advisor Adam Decker as a performance scientist and assistant strength and conditioning coach. As a long-time hockey enthusiast, and a professional trainer for the past eight years, the role is an exciting chance for Decker…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Kelsey McIntosh of Ringette Canada

Kelsey McIntosh is Ringette Canada’s technical director in Ottawa, Ontario, where they promote and lead the development of ringette across the country. Ringette Canada started using PLAYBuilder in 2019, to ensure content for their various programs was organized, up-to-date and easily accessible for all of their coaches. Sport for Life connected with McIntosh to hear…
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Canadian Olympic Committee President Tricia Smith to share journey from playground to podium, and beyond, at 2021 Summit

A worldwide leader, inspired advocate and champion for sport, Sport for Life is excited to announce four-time Olympian, Canadian Olympic Committee President and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Tricia Smith as a keynote speaker at this year’s Summit. Smith has represented Canada at multiple levels of sport governance. She is an elected member of the International Council…
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