Physical Literacy Summit 2016: An Element to Life-long Wellness

CALGARY, March 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Physical activity is integral to a child's ability to learn and for overall development. The Ever Active Schools' Physical Literacy Summit is a groundbreaking conference with national experts focused on health and education of Alberta children and youth. 

Representatives from the education, health, sport and recreation sectors, including teachers, administrators, coaches, recreation leaders, parents, Physical Literacy and You groups, sport organizations and anyone interested in meaningful participation in the development of a healthy, active population.

Ever Active Schools is hosting a two-day Physical Literacy Summit. The summit is a catalyst to educate, engage and ultimately embed quality physical literacy experiences in a school and com- munity setting. It will involve collaborative work around physical literacy, break-out sessions that get participants active and engaged, keynote speakers (see below) and highlight physical activity based stories from across the province and beyond. For more information, visit:

Dr. Phil McRae – Investigator with Growing Up Digital. Professor (keynote speaker)
Dr John CairneyMcMaster University (keynote speaker)
National Ballet School – Physical Literacy through Dance
Dr Ian Pike – UBC.  Risky Play and Child Safety: A Balancing Act

March 10th and 11th 2016

The WinSport Centre
Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

Best time for a media presence:
March 10th 2016 9am

About Ever Active Schools:
Ever Active Schools supports healthy school communities in Alberta. It is a special project of the Health and Physical Education Council of the Alberta Teachers Association and is funded by Alberta Education, Alberta Health and Alberta Culture and Tourism.

Physical literacy:
Physical literacy provides a solid foundation for children and youth to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to engage with purpose and confidence in a variety of physical activities.

SOURCE Ever Active Schools

For further information: For media inquiries or to book an interview, contact: Chris Fenlon MacDonald, Ever Active Schools Cell: 403-477-7232, Email:; Brian Torrance, Ever Active Schools, Cell: 780-298-2341, Email:


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