St. Hubert Elementary School to host second annual national At My Best® Play Day children's wellness event
CALGARY, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE
Canada) is celebrating the second annual At My Best® Play Day, a children's wellness event that is making an impact in the lives of
hundreds of thousands of students across Canada. The At My Best® Play Day Calgary event is being hosted by Arianne Jones, Canadian World Cup Luge Athlete at St. Hubert Elementary School, kicking off at 10:00 a.m. MST.
At My Best® is a school-based children's wellness program for students in
kindergarten to grade three. It focuses on three key areas of wellness:
physical activity, healthy eating and emotional well-being. The focus
of the program is to inspire and motivate children (and their families)
to make healthier choices today and develop lifelong healthy habits.
The At My Best® Play Day celebrates the healthy living lessons that children have learned through
the program by bringing together schools, families and communities
through engaging and interactive events.
Calgary's St. Hubert Elementary School will celebrate the At My Best® Play Day with a Western-themed event in honour of Calgary Stampede's Centennial
Year. The play day will consist of many different activities for
students including cowboy's tag, line dancing, three legged horse
racing, and much more.
Arianne Jones, Canadian World Cup Luge Athlete will join students at St. Hubert Elementary School to talk about and
demonstrate the importance of living an active lifestyle. "Learning the
importance of physical activity, healthy eating, and emotional
well-being at a young age through athletics was important for me," said
Arianne Jones. "I hope to impart the importance of living an active
life to students across the city and country."
PHE Canada is excited to further their commitment to having all children
and youth in Canada living healthy, physically active lives through the
At My Best® program. "We are proud to be able to continue to encourage children and
youth to lead healthy, physically active lives through the At My Best® program," said Caley Hartney, Program Manager at PHE Canada. "We have
collaboratively developed a program that can support the delivery of
quality school health and physical education all while helping to
motivate and empower children towards a healthier, more active
With continued support by AstraZeneca Canada Inc., the At My Best® program officially launched in October 2008. To date, At My Best® has been implemented in more than 3,000 schools and has reached over
750,000 students across the country.
About At My Best®
The At My Best® is a free comprehensive curriculum-supported toolkit for children in
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 3 to promote and develop children's
overall wellness. Co-founded by PHE Canada and AstraZeneca Canada Inc.,
At My Best® combines physical activity, healthy eating and emotional well-being and
aims to support children's optimal physical and emotional development
by inspiring and motivating them to make healthier choices today, and
develop lifelong healthy habits.
For additional information about the At My Best® program, please visit www.atmybest.ca.
About Physical and Health Education Canada
Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) works tirelessly to
ensure that all children and youth in Canada lead healthy, physically
active lives. This includes advocating for the adoption of Quality
Daily Physical Education in schools, improving access to active
after-school programs, and developing resources to teach life-long
healthy living practices. For more information, please visit www.phecanada.ca.
About our National Supplier, Springfree™ Trampoline
Springfree™ Trampoline is a proud supplier of the World's Safest
Trampoline to the At My Best® program. For more information, please
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