To help reverse the decline of play, ParticipACTION has created a marketing campaign called Bring Back Play to rally parents and caregivers to motivate children to move more.
A couple of decades ago when I worked in Japan, I would see employees at a variety of businesses participating in group exercises every morning. I silently mocked this ritual with all the Canadian condescension I could muster, thinking, "This would never fly in Canada." I thought the same thing about karaoke. An equally strange activity, I assuredly concluded.
Spring break is upon us, and offers the perfect time to shake off the cobwebs of winter and get outside and play. If the kids have been mainly sedentary for the past number of months, spring break is the perfect time to change the picture and get active.
SPRING Break is upon us and offers the perfect time to shake off the cobwebs of winter and get outside and play.
PARENTS and educators are always on the lookout for that special programme or approach that will enhance learning in children.
THE past two months have been a series of firsts for St. Alcuin College: First day of school, first assembly, first Adventure Week, first university visit, and the list goes on.
Hot on the heels of National Sports Day, Drew Mitchell of Via Sport-the provincial body that monitors sport funding-will be back at the Ladner Community Centre next Wednesday to give a second talk on Canada's Sport4Life model and its impact on the long term health and welfare of children in Delta.
In celebration of Sports Day in Canada, Delta Gymnastics is inviting the community to a free "Come and Try It" open house at its Ladner facility this Saturday.
For today's seniors, retirement is not a withdrawal from life but an opportunity for trying new things, accomplishing goals that were delayed while raising a family and perhaps even slowing down the pace of living to enjoy life.
In columns, my books, blogs, newsletters and in workshops I have said it hundreds of times.
Being involved in sports and physical activity programs can increase strength and fitness, but can also have other great benefits like increasing self-esteem, helping kids do better in school and increasing an overall sense of well-being.
IN columns, my books, blogs, newsletters and in workshops I have said it hundreds of times.
Concerned Children's Advertisers (CCA) today announced its participation in Healthy Me Week (June 4 to 10).
Royal Canadian Theatre Company offers a "Young Teens' Summer Acting Camp" at Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey.
The lack of daily physical activity is a factor in the growing rate of obesity among adults, children and teens across Canada.
Re: "Parent group to get less money for school playground," April 20.
The words of Langley Walk creator Pete Swensson have never been more relevant, considering the state, or should we say, shape, Canadians are in these days.
Once upon a time, playpens were commonly used to corral babies and toddlers.
Everyone Jump is a school-based program coming to Maple Ridge Elementary today, that's aimed at teaching local kids healthy behaviours that can reduce their risks of having type 2 diabetes.