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move more, live longer

move more, live longer
March 30, 2012 4 Comments »

As parents, we’ve heard the expert’s opinion that because of poor life habits, today’s children may not live as long as their parents. This hasn’t been the case since medieval times. Last June, we launched the Active for Life campaign ... Read More »

Girls in sport: startling statistics

Girls in sport: startling statistics
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

If you have a daughter, there’s good reason to be concerned about her future in sport and physical activity. The statistics are bleak and there might be worrisome consequences for your daughter’s health. Girls move a lot less than boys ... 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 »

Are complete athletes the best hockey players?

Are complete athletes the best hockey players?
March 29, 2012 No Comments »

In our January 2012 newsletter we featured a story about the Canadian National Junior team as they prepared for the 2012 Hockey World Championship. During breaks in practice, we asked the players about their athletic background. Many of them told us they played a ... Read More »

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 »

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 »