The Physical Literacy Connector Newsletter

Job Opportunities
Early Entry Jobs

Volunteer Active Living Program Assistant - Repsol Centre (Part-Time)

Volunteer Chilcare Attendant - Repsol Centre (Part-Time)

Active Living Program Assistant - Repsol Centre (Part-Time)

Active Living Program Leader (On-Call) - Repsol Sports Centre (Part-Time)

Senior Level Jobs

Senior Leader of Aquatics Term Postion, Maternity Leave Coverage - Repsol Centre (Full-Time)

Senior Leader of Dryland & Fitness Term Position, Maternity Leave Coverage - Repsol Centre (Full-Time)

Director of Operations - Repsol Centre (Full-Time)

Learning and Development Advisor - City of Calgary (Full-Time)

Provincial Athletic Director - Alberta Alpine Skil Association, Canmore (Full-Time)

Manager, Team Operations Skil Cross - Alpine Canada Alpin, Calgary (Full-Time, Temporary Position, Leave Coverage)

Manager, Patner Development & Guest Relations - Olympic Oval, Calgary (Full-Time)

Manager of Programs and Development at Parks Foundation, Calgary (Full-Time)

Athletic & Programming Director at Edge School, Calgary (Full-Time)

Assistant Fitness Manager, Goodlife Fitness, Calgary (Full-Time)
Upcoming Events and Information Links
 PLAY Calgary Virtual Meeting

March 31st, 2021 - 1-3:30 pm - Combination of PLAY Calgary and MRU Physical Literacy Students

May 26th, 2021- 1-3pm

Stay Tuned for Calendar Invitation


About this Event

There are two workshop dates to pick from:

February 23 from 10 am - 1 pm
February 25 from 10 am - 1 pm

This workshop touches on the current realities facing Indigenous communities and increases awareness on the need for specific, Indigenous cultural supports in service delivery. This workshop will explore how the legacy of historical processes and policies continue to have an impact on Indigenous peoples and provide suggested ways participants can heal together from these impacts. Please note:

  • Spaces are limited, please register by February 15
  • The expectation of participating via Zoom is that you will be present throughout our time together (you will be invited to participate throughout)
  • Participants engagement in the session will be maximized with access to a microphone and camera
  • The session will not be recorded
Click here for registration details
Alberta Healthy Communities Symposium
Register Here!
Registration is now open for the FREE 2021 Alberta Healthy Community Symposium! Communities ChooseWell, in partnership with Alberta Blue Cross, is excited to host you virtually over March 16, 17, and 18 for half-day sessions with a special pre-symposium session on March 9.
The theme this year is:
 Explore. Discover. Inspire. 
Your Community Wellness Journey. 

We’re excited to be joined by keynote speakers Marni Panas and Brenda Herchmer!

Join us for three, half-days of energizing workshops and breakout rooms, inspirational keynotes and networking.

Visit our website to register! Register before Friday, February 19, 2021 to be automatically entered in a draw to win one of three early bird registration gifts!

A virtual Lunch & Learn with Dr. Reg Crowshoe
Join United Way on Friday, February 26 from noon to 1:00 pm for a virtual Lunch & Learn with Dr. Reg Crowshoe on various Indigenous topics, drawing parallels to Western ways.

Over the course of an hour, Dr. Reg Crowshoe will take you on a learning journey on various Indigenous topics, drawing parallels to Western ways. Dr. Crowshoe is a Piikani Blackfoot Elder, an integral Indigenous leader in Calgary, and a trusted advisor and generous support to the United Way of Calgary and Area. United Way is excited to offer this exclusive experience and opportunity to listen and learn from Reg!

This is an enriching opportunity to engage and participate in Indigenous learnings
Register Today
Are you an ally?
Check out episode 12 of University of Calgary’s podcast, We can answer that, to learn more about what it means to be an ally from/in an Indigenous context. 

Allyship is the idea that people with privilege in the world, whether it's from race or socioeconomic status or simply being part of dominant or ingroups, can help promote and advance the interests of outgroups and marginalized people. But what does allyship really mean? Who is and who isn't an ally? Can calling yourself an ally end up doing more harm than good?

Listen to Dr. Adam Murry, an assistant professor of Indigenous psychology in the U of C's Faculty of Arts. This podcast talks about his research project into quantifying the traits of allyship and how better understanding allyship can help both the groups who need it most and the people who want to be allies.

Set aside 30 mins and listen to this episode here: Episode 12: Are you an ally?
Nutrition and Wellness Tips

Nutrition Tip

Negative calories: myth or magic bullet?
“Negative calories”- that certain foods contain fewer calories than needed to digest them - persists in popular culture. To examine this idea we have to think about how much energy we need in a day. Our body uses energy for basal metabolism, voluntary physical activity, and dietary thermogenesis (energy required to digest the food eaten). So do low calorie foods, such as celery, have negative calories? Researchers studied it and their findings reveal this to be one for the myth column. On the flipside - they did confirm that diets containing a large proportion of lower calorie foods high in fibre and water, such as celery and most vegetables, can result in a negative energy balance over time = weight loss. (check it out)




Wellness Tip

Spending time outdoors is good for your health, from the Harvard Health Letter

Here are five good reasons to get outside;

1. Your vitamin D levels rise
2. You'll get more exercise
3. You'll be happier
4. Your concentration will improve
5. You may heal faster

To find out more read here.

Alumni - Michelle White

I loved my time in the PL degree! The professors in the HPED department are fantastic and I felt like I could succeed because of their support. I love the small class sizes and found it a lot easier to make friends, some of which are still my closest buds. The classes were all super interesting, and a lot of them have helped me get the job I have today. Since graduating I’ve been hired on at Momentum Health as a Kinesiologist. This company is unique in that it forms Physio-Kin teams where Kinesiologists share case loads with the Physiotherapists. We have our own schedule of patients that we treat under the support of a Physiotherapist. It is a great place to work to gain hands on experience in treatment, planning and implementation of a variety of exercises. It also feels great to be able to use the knowledge I gained from the PL degree.

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