The Physical Literacy Connector Newsletter

Job Opportunities
Lead Teacher Physical Education / Movement - Early Childhood Education - Kids U (Calgary)

High Five Coordinator -  Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

Recreation Lead Head - Town of Coaldale

Program Coordinator at Parks Foundation Calgary - Calgary

Event Coordinator - Freestyle Alberta

Philanthropy Coordinator - Nordiq Canada (Canmore)
Upcoming Events and Information Links
 PLAY Calgary Virtual Meeting
 November 25th, 2020 - 1-3pm
March 31st, 2021 - 1-3pm
May 26th, 2021- 1-3pm
*Calendar invites to follow*

Learn to Play Webinar - Helping Change Happen

Is change always resisted? By whom, and why? How can we gather and understand the perspectives of key stakeholders in support of change initiatives? This session provides an overview of organizational change and some reasons for resistance/acceptance of change. Roles of social networks, change-agents and leadership in change processes are discussed, and we develop some practical approaches to supporting change in community organizations.

Listen to the recorded webinar.
View the presentation slide deck.

Educating for Physical Literacy Checklist
Are you looking for a way to see if you are incorporating PL into your program? Here is a link to Physical Health Education (PHE) Canada for a PL Checklist.

Indigeneous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway read more
Nutrition and Wellness Tips

Nutrition Tip

Zinc and Immunity

Staying healthy is at the top of the list for everyone these days and healthy eating is a critical component of health resiliency. Zinc is one micronutrient that can help support your immune system. The best sources of zinc are found in high protein foods like seafood, meat, beans, and lentils. How much zinc do you need? Should you take a supplement? Check out this article from about “What You Need to Know about Zinc and Immunity” for tips and tricks to keep yourself at peak performance.  



Wellness Tip

Early Support for Students

University is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming and leave you with lots of questions. If you are struggling with academic or non-academic concerns, if you are unsure where to go for help, or if you simply just want to get connected to campus, Early Support is here for you. Refer yourself to Early Support and we will help you navigate your way through your University career, putting you in touch with support services outside of the classroom when you need them.

All throughout university I was part-time coaching recreational and competitive programs at Airborne Trampoline & Tumbling. As I started coaching there when I was in high school, I gradually gained more and more responsibility over the years. Now, after graduating in Spring 2020, I have taken on a full-time position as the Competitive Coordinator. My roles and responsibilities include overseeing the five sub-programs within our competitive stream, coaching our provincial and national team, lesson planning and developing LTADs, athlete recruitment, parent/ athlete correspondence, registration and other administrative tasks. Majoring in physical literacy was a huge asset to help me succeed in this job. The physical literacy program helped me create holistic programs for athletes that are just learning to walk all the way up to adults.
In addition to working at Airborne, I am also working as an independent Personal Trainer. I am so thankful that I decided to take my CSEP CPT certification within my degree. I am not sure if I would have branched out to do it on my own, but I am so thankful to have that certification under my belt. The tools and experiences I gained from that process definitely add value to my personal training client sessions, as well as to the training of my athletes at Airborne.
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4825 Mt. Royal Gate S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T3E 6K6

Department of Health and Physical Education
Nadine Van Wyk, PhD

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