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Should my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash?

Should my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash?
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

Q: Shouldn’t my 7-year-old focus only on playing squash if she expects to become a professional? Absolutely not. Research has shown that early specialization in one sport is not necessary to become a champion later. In fact, it might prevent your ... Read More »

Get your daughter in the game!

Get your daughter in the game!
March 29, 2012 No Comments »

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Remember Canada’s child fitness tax credit

Remember Canada’s child fitness tax credit
March 29, 2012 No Comments »

As you’re working on your taxes this year, remember the credit you can claim because you enrolled your kids in a sports program. The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit is worth up to $500 for each child under the age of 16 for ... Read More »

Jennifer Hedger is Active For Life

Jennifer Hedger is Active For Life
March 29, 2012 No Comments »

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Respect in hockey

Respect in hockey
March 29, 2012 1 Comment »

Regina parents who want their kids to play hockey next fall will have to complete a training course first. Parents in Alberta will also have to take the one hour, online program, called Respect in Sport. Respect in Sport is designed to give parents the tools ... Read More »

Why doesn’t my child’s hockey league keep score or have playoffs?

Why doesn’t my child’s hockey league keep score or have playoffs?
March 26, 2012 No Comments »

Don’t confuse competition with results Children do not get involved in sports because they want to win. They play sports because they want to have fun, because they learn and master new skills and because they get to spend time ... Read More »

Calgary Flames support physical literacy study

Calgary Flames support physical literacy study
March 12, 2012 1 Comment »

A couple of years ago, if you had done a Google search on the words “physical literacy”, you wouldn’t have found much. Today, the same search delivers more than 42 million hits. Reflecting the increased awareness of physical literacy and its importance ... Read More »

Alexandre Despatie is Active for Life

Alexandre Despatie is Active for Life
March 3, 2012 No Comments »

Canadian Olympic diver Alexandre Despatie at the 2011 Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa gives us a look into how he developed the skills to be the most successful diver in Canadian history and continues to be active for life! Read More »

Victoria FireFighters are Active for Life

February 14, 2012 No Comments »

Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a firefighter? Victoria’s Firefighters describe how sport and physical activity helped them get to where they are today Read More »