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Latest Blog Posts
GRANTING PERMISSION TO TRY WITH CYCLING
Written by Tracey Coutts, Ever Active Schools Watching young cyclists discover the freedom and thrill that comes with learning how to confidently navigate new neighbourhood and community routes is the equivalent of reading about C. S. Lewis’ Lucy moving deeper into the wardrobe, brushing past fur coats that transform to fir tree branches, on her…Read More
RECREATION FOR THE GOOD OF COMMUNITY
On a chilly spring morning in March 2023 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, a group of new Canadian children and youth gathered to play, learn and connect. As part of Ever Active Schools’ Resettlement Through Recreation project, supported by several amazing partner organizations, this celebratory day filled the cups of everyone present – quite literally for many,…Read More
EVERYBODY PLAYS: LEAGUES OF PLAY
In the 2022/2023 school year, Ever Active Schools and Canadian Tire Jumpstart entered into a multi-year partnership centered around the dream that everybody plays. Through this work, we are providing: 100% opportunity to participate so that everybody plays. Focus on priority populations so that everybody plays. Capacity building through grassroots approaches so that everybody plays.…Read More
TEACHING THE NEW ALBERTA K-6 CURRICULUM
The new Alberta K-6 curriculum has certainly been a hot topic, and we’ve heard a lot of questions about the Physical Education and Wellness (PEW) section. The biggest question: how do I teach this Alberta K-6 curriculum without losing active time with my class? Never fear: Ever Active Schools is here! We’ve compiled 8 games…Read More
SHAPING THE FUTURE 2023 WRAP UP
Another Shaping the Future is in the books! The 14th annual Shaping the Future conference, sponsored by TeachNutrition.ca, has officially come to a close. The team at Ever Active Schools is both exhausted and grateful! This year, we sold out weeks in advance, confirming what we already know: investing in healthy futures for all children…Read More
TOP 10 TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF SHAPING THE FUTURE 2023
Written by Mason Ulvestad, Ever Active Schools Shaping the Future is here! It’s that time of year again when we pack up our gear and head to the mountains for the three days of busyness that we call Shaping the Future. It’s fun, it’s eventful, and most of all, it’s an amazing experience. To make…Read More
TOP 5 PODCLASS EPISODES
Written by Rebecca Marjoram, Ever Active Schools Have you been searching for the perfect podcast episodes to listen to? Are you looking to find some new, innovative ways to make your classroom a healthier place? Look no further! Podclass producer and EAS media specialist Rebecca has compiled a list of her top five Podclass episodes,…Read More
DONATE TO EVER ACTIVE SCHOOLS WITH SKIPTHEDEPOT
Ever Active Schools is excited to be partnering with SkipTheDepot to make it easy for you to a) recycle all your beverage containers, and b) invest in healthy futures for all children. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3: Download the Skip The Depot app Schedule a pickup Direct your donations to Ever…Read More
HOW TO HOST A TOURNAMENT
Written by Nathan White and Melissa Tierney, Ever Active Schools In our Everybody Plays project work, funded by Jumpstart, Ever Active Schools has been working with schools and communities to host leagues of play, which includes tournaments! This handy guide is intended to help you plan and host a tournament. It is important to note…Read More
HOW DO I TEACH CANADA’S FOOD GUIDE?
Submitted by the team of Registered Dietitians at Teach Nutrition How to teach Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) is a question that our team of Registered Dietitians at Teach Nutrition hears… A LOT. CFG is part of the curriculum for all grade levels, so it requires different approaches for different ages and stages. Determining how, why,…Read More