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Do you know the Eight Factors of Active for Life?

Adulthood and aging come with their own unique challenges. No matter how active you’ve been in the past, it still requires diligence to ensure you’re creating the healthiest lifestyle possible for yourself. In Sport for Life’s resource Durable by Design we’ve broken down the elements of a healthy lifestyle into eight factors, each of them…
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Sport for Life celebrates PLAYBuilder launch

Sport for Life is pleased to unveil its coaching app PLAYBuilder after more than two years of development with Momentum IT Group. This innovative program allows organizations access to lessons plans that will make quality programming easier, and allow instructors to keep content consistent across their organization. To date, roughly 4,400 kids have been positively…
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Dawson Creek gets moving

It can be difficult to convince people to embrace active living in the north, but one small city is making strides with a variety of physical literacy initiatives. Dawson Creek’s Tiffany Hetenyi recently participated in Sport for Life’s Physical Literacy Movement Preparation Coach workshop and came away feeling not only inspired, but like she had…
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Sport for Life workshop empowers Indigenous leaders

Indigenous people tend to vote with their feet, according to Sport for Life workshop facilitator Dorothy Paul, and that means they’re going to start walking if you don’t successfully engage them. That’s why she’s signed on to be one of the leaders of the Indigenous Communities: Active for Life workshops, which encourage participants to embrace…
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Sport for Life cheers on The Grizzlies

Sport for Life is passionate about mobilizing quality sport experiences to every community in Canada, as we believe physical activity can transform the lives of participants and change the epidemic of preventable health conditions related to sedentary behaviours. In the upcoming film The Grizzlies, viewers will experience the story of a small lacrosse team from…
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Sport for Life Leaders School transforms West Vancouver Field Hockey Club

There are more than 1600 athletes registered in the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club’s Spring League program, and none of them are getting cut from their teams. With a focus on developing skills and having fun, this organization has decided to side-step the traditionally competitive elements of their sport to make sure everyone is included.…
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Sport for Life champions gender equity in sport

This is an exciting time for girls and women in Canadian sport. With a recently announced $3-million investment from the federal government, put forward by MP Kirsty Duncan, our country has set itself the goal of achieving gender equity in sport by 2035. That’s 16 years from today, and according to Sport for Life’s Carolyn…
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New York Road Runners build their Playbook

Just because you know how to run does not mean you know how to share that knowledge. That’s where PLAYBuilder comes in. New York Road Runners is one of the first organizations to embrace the new app, which gives coaches access to lesson plans, exercises and games they can incorporate into their practices. And they’ve…
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Adapted PLAY

Everyone has the potential to be physically literate, including people with disabilities. That’s why Sport for Life has developed the Adapted PLAY assessment, in which a trained professional can assess a child’s level of physical literacy. Developed by physical activity experts, the assessment takes the learner through 5 fundamental movement tasks, which can be completed…
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