Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities (MEGA)
The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence in conjunction with Active for Life, has released a physical literacy guide for instructors entitled MEGA: Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities. "The MEGA document is a 108-page guide written especially for after-school program leaders. MEGA describes dozens of group activities and games that promote physical literacy in children ages 3-12 years." The guide also includes sample lesson plans, adaptive games for kids with disabilities, and warm-up activities. Learn more about the new resource, and download the PDF.
CS4L National Summit Registration Open
Registration for the 2014 Canadian Sport for Life National Summit has begun, and the full program of speakers and events has been released. Taking place January 29 and 30, 2014, in Gatineau, Québec, this annual summit features the latest materials and research into optimum sport delivery, including training and insight into physical literacy, fundamental movement skills, and long-term athlete development, among other important skills, models and frameworks. Check out the website to register, and for more details on this important summit.
"Canada Summer Jobs 2014" Application
Service Canada has announced that the period to apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2014 will be December 2, 2013 to January 31, 2014, which is earlier than in previous years. Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Learn more about the application process on Service Canada's website.
Province-wide Combative Sport Commission Proposal
An article in The Calgary Herald recently pointed out that Alberta still does not to have a province-wide body to sanction the combative sport, like Mixed Martial Arts. These sport activities are instead dealt with on a city-by-city basis, which can be inefficient. A proposal has been brought to the Provincial Government from The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to form a province-wide commission for the purpose of sanctioning these types of combative sport activities and events. Read the Herald article for more information on the proposal.
Alberta Sport Plan Regional "Conversations"
A series of regional conversations are taking place throughout rural Alberta to make sure Albertans have an opportunity to provide their insights from a rural/regional perspective and address priorities for sport. Delagates from Sport Organizations who wish to attend the consultation and provide input into the formulation of the new Alberta Sport Plan must register in advance.
Active at School
ACTIVE AT SCHOOL is a group of private, public and not-for-profit organizations committed to ensuring that one hour a day of quality physical activity and education is brought back to schools across Canada. With a goal of helping to reverse the trend of inactivity in Canadian kids and youth, the organization is focused on using its varied voices to keep the issue top of mind with federal, provincial and municipal government as well as school boards across Canada. Learn more about this important initiative at ActiveAtSchool.ca.
CAAWS Influential Women Nomination
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is requesting nominations for influential canadian women in sport. CAAWS publishes an "Influential Women List" annually, to celebrate and highlight female leaders who influence sport and physical activity in Canada. Deadline for nominations is December 7, and the list will be announced in January. See the CAAWS website for more information.
There are many NCCP training courses being offered in the near future that may be of interest. See the complete list of courses and register for the ones you're interested in on Canadian Sport Institute's website.