The Physical Literacy Connector

June 2020
Congratulations to all of our HPED graduates!!!

We are so proud of you. 

Job Opportunities
Manager, Lifestyle Fitness - Vivo for Healthier Generations

Recreation Manager/Programmer - Town of Three Hills

Recreation Leaders (Summer Community Drop In Programs) - St. Albert

Recreation Leaders Spring and Summer Break - St. Albert
Upcoming Events and Information Links
 PLAY Calgary Virtual Meeting 
Next Meeting Date: June 24th, 2020 - 1:00-2:30pm on Zoom

Presentation:  “Returning to Participation Under Covid-19: Updating your Waivers and Forms” by Sport Law and Strategy Group

Connection Rooms - Topics for discussion: 
Mental Wellness Tools for Self and Staff 
Planning for the Fall/Winter - What does developing physical literacy look like in the ‘new norm’

Camp Connects
Quality Sport/Future of Sport in Alberta workshop

Showcase of New Resources 
Zoom Meeting Info:

Meeting ID: 948 7988 1729
Password: 164341
Join our FutureMaking Forums
Our community’s active economy - including health & wellness, sport, recreation - will be central to our city’s recovery from COVID-19. To help, we are launching weekly ActiveCITY FutureMaking Forums. These forums are one-hour virtual gatherings with leaders from across our active economy. These forums will offer insights and a platform to discuss the role that the active economy can play in leading Calgary’s bounce back from COVID-19.

The FutureMaking Forums will be held every Thursday from 3-4pm via Google Hangouts are are open to the full community. For more information and to register visit:

Upcoming Forums
JUNE 4TH (3-4 PM MDT) - What We've Learned and the Path Forward

Moderated by Dr. David Legg of Mount Royal University

Catriona Le May Doan, Sport Calgary
Erica Wiebe, Olympian
Dale Henwood, Canadian Sport Institute
Jason Ribeiro, Calgary Economic Development

JUNE 11TH (3-4 PM MDT) - The Future of Sport and Recreation Facilities

Moderated by Dr. David Legg of Mount Royal University

Jenn Konopaki, Winsport
Tracey Martin, VIVO
Aimee Johnson, VIVO
Dr. Norm O'Reilly, University of Guelph

Duff Gibson is one of the most  important voices in sport, but if only we could get him to open up.  Gold Medalist and Fire Fighter is a heck of resume, but that’s just scratching the surface.  Duff is an advocate for physical literacy in kids, or if you like, he thinks kids got to get outside and play.

Listen to the podcast here.
National Health & Fitness Day

What are you going to do on June 6th?

Get outside and get active. 

NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport

The NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport module introduces new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills of coaching, such as long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. It also teaches the key coaching concepts and educational tools that are the foundation of the NCCP.

This one-hour NCCP module is available online through the Locker at a cost of $15. Coaches who sign up on Decathlon Community can take the module for free before June 30, 2020. Visit Decathlon Community to get started!

New Resource

Are we lazy or just being efficient? The brain's struggle to avoid sedentary behaviours. Read more.


Three kinds of prompts to inspire children to play read more

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Nutrition and Wellness Tips

Nutrition Tip

Is eating welll too expensive?

Have you heard people say that they would eat well but they just don’t have the money to pay for good food? Groceries are certainly a big part of our monthly budget, however, a meta-analysis looking at healthier eating patterns identified that it was about $2.00 Cdn more per day [read more] in an urban context. So what strategies can the average person employ to eat well on a budget? Check out Health Canada and Harvard Health for ideas and suggestions to keep you and your wallet healthy.

Wellness Tip

A breathing technique to help you relax 

The practice of yoga incorporates many separate breathing techniques (above and beyond the coordinated breathing you do during yoga routines) that can help relax you and release tension. And many of these techniques can be done anytime, anywhere — not just during yoga class.

Look here for more information.
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