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Get Active

meWelcome to a new school year and an exciting year of activities with the Get Active Program. The Get Active Program is unique, as the program offers all children a chance to grow and develop while learning new and exciting activity that encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.

As you know there has been a substantial increase in overweight, obesity, and inactivity among children and adults in the past 25 years. Based on these past trends and the National Physical Activity Targets for children and youth, the YMCA and Southview Community School have partnered together to run a school wide initiative. The Get Active Program will provide the opportunity for children attending Southview Community School to participate in noon hour and after school recreational programming to enhance their daily physical activity levels.

The project is entirely funded, in previous by the Community Foundation of South East Alberta, the CIBC Children's Foundation and CIBC advisors, Methanex, Jumpstart, RBC Foundation, anonymous donors and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

The nine month program incorporates physical literacy, cardiovascular and muscle conditioning based games and activities. We aim to integrate self-development education to improve overall health. The implementation of the program includes pre and post assessments of a noninvasive nature to set bench marks and measure the impact the program has on the children and youth. This allows us to draw conclusions and hopefully expand the program in other areas of the community.

We are delighted that you have an interest in having your child participate in this program and we ask that you read and sign the consent form, which will be sent home with your child, to allow them to participate in the pre and post assessment and the after school component of the program. The assessments will take place during regularly scheduled gym classes by trained YMCA Get Active staff members.
 
Please see the school calendar for upcoming events with Get Active!

Sincerely,

Get Active Team

Dallas DeMan Jillian Ross
Get Active Director General Manager - Community
403-527-4426 ext.108 403-527-4426 ext. 119
dallas@medicinehatymca.ca jill@medicinehatymca.ca



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