Recreation Sector Projects

See our table below for a sample of recreation and physical activity projects occurring in Alberta communities.

Organization Name Contact Project Description Project End Date
Alberta Recreation & Parks Association 780-638-2915 Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) in collaboration with Aboriginal leaders in Alberta would like to enhance the quality of sport and recreation programs for Aboriginal children ages 6-12 years old using the HIGH FIVE® program. Nov. 30, 2017
Change Health Alberta 780-938-7646 Building on the emerging evidence around the health benefits of outdoor play, the CHANGE Adventure Camp will appeal to children and parents alike by selling adventure while building life skills including healthy eating, outdoor play and physical activity. The two main strategies that will be used for the CHANGE Adventure Camp include school field trips and traditional family and children focused camp style activities. Nov. 30, 2017
University of Alberta - Alberta Centre for Active Living 780-492-4962 The Alberta Centre for Active Living will execute the 2017 Alberta survey on Physical Activity. The 2017 survey will have a focus on wearable fitness technology. Aug. 30,2017
Young Women's Christian Association of Edmonton 416-576-6600 The YWCA will host 3 girl space adventure camps in the summer of 2017. These camps will focus on girls ages 9 – 17 within the Syrian refugee population. Sept. 30, 2017
Nose Creek Sports and Recreation Association - Vivo for Healthier Generations 403-567-4484 Nose Creek Sport and Recreation will undertake a project to effectively plan and execute high calibre, well-attended and widely publicized play events which will showcase the leading play practitioners across the Calgary region, and demonstrate the importance of play to the residents of Calgary of all ages. These pop up play events will culminate with the 2017 International Play Conference being held in Calgary in September 2017. Sept. 30, 2017
Ever Active Schools 780-454-4745 Everactive Schools will lead an active after school project. This project will develop resources and provide 100 after school sites in the province with these resources, mentorship and equipment. Jun. 30, 2017
Foundations for the Future Charter Academy 403-259-3527 This project seeks to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of grade 3 girls regarding Object Manipulation Skills. A specialized 6 week P.E. program will be developed for grade 3 girls and the research findings will be used to guide curriculum development. May 31,2017
Alberta Council for Environmental Education 403-998-4782 Get Outside and Play Week is a new Alberta‐wide celebration of outdoor nature play in early childhood. Childcare centres, families and communities will use this week to jumpstart active outdoor nature play through direct, hands‐on experiences and sharing inspirational stories that support the value of active outdoor nature play in the early years. Jun. 30, 2017
Castor Minor Sports Council 403-882-3225 Castor Community Summer Play and Recreation Camps is an opportunity for children between the ages of 6-11 years of age to assist with keeping them active and playing throughout the summer months. The Camps would include activities such as sports, nature walks, crafts, games, swimming and many more activities. Sept. 30, 2017
Drayton Valley Community Foundation 587-464-0400 Indoor Playground Program (The Wiggle, Giggle, Move and loose Parts Playground) will be provided as an opportunity to motivate and stimulate pre-schoolers and their parents during Winter 2017. This program is an opportunity for children to strengthen their socialization, coordination and motor skills through fun and activities set to weekly themes. Apr. 30, 2017
Footprints Dance Project 587-228-5440 Footprints Dance Project will build, test and distribute a dance program resource tool for recreational dance community. The Creative Dance Movement Tool guides educators in fostering creative play in their classrooms. Specifically, the tool encourages educators to use play to facilitate creative problem solving. Dec. 30, 2017
InMotion Network 780-644-5613 Learn to Play like a Canadian is a project that will provide opportunities for new Canadian/refugee girls and women to learn to "play in the winter, a season that they may have never experienced. The InMotion Network will introduce a multi-week, stand alone winter activities such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating and orienteering to the target group. Mar. 31, 2017
YWCA of Edmonton 780-423-9922 Lakeside Haven: Additional Weekend Retreat for Women and Children Escaping Family Violence, this project would offer an additional weekend in September to allow 15-25 more families (women and children) to experience this healing and rejuvenating retreat. The weekend retreat allows women and their children – who range in ages from less than a year to 15 years old – to reconnect, de-stress, and have fun and play outdoors. Nov. 30, 2017
Last reviewed/revised: March 7, 2017
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