Events

To see what's going on in the sport, recreation or health community take a look at the list below. If you have upcoming events you would like to promote, please tell us about them on the right.

Central East Physical Literacy Summit 2017 - Cobourg ON

April 29, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Summit Theme: Physical Literacy: Mobilizing Communities

Audience: Community sport and recreation leaders, elementary and secondary teachers, recreation programmers from municipal and not for profit groups, early years educators, public health and health promotion professionals, post-secondary students and administrators.

Call for Presenters Deadline: January 11, 2017

Delegate Registration opens in February 2017

Working Together to Keep Northern Kids Healthy - Yellowknife NWT

May 3, 2017 - May 5, 2017

This symposium will bring together Northerners working in health, social services, education, and mental health. We welcome everyone….. Elders, early childhood educators, teachers, doctors, community health and wellness workers, recreation coordinators, nurses, dietitians, people working with families and any anyone else who is interested in supporting healthy children. The program will discuss childhood obesity and health, and the factors that influence healthy growth in the North.

Speakers will talk about health inequities, culture, screen and sleep times, activity, food security and more.

Keynote Speaker: Healthy Kids, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities – Focusing on Opportunities to Promote Healthy Habits and Healthy Weights - Dr. Geoff Ball PhD, RD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alberta; Director Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, AB

5th Annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity & Wellness Conference - Guelph ON

May 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017

This is the nation's largest conference on Physical Activity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, created for all of those with an interest in sports, recreation, fitness, and traditional activity who may be band council members; health directors, representatives, or health practitioners; counsellors or social workers; federal, provincial, or municipal health employees; academics; researchers; recreation workers; coaches; fitness instructors; cultural leaders; community members, and all others interested in the promotion of health and wellness through physical activity.

The Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario is hosting the conference to provide a networking and education opportunity. In addition there will be also a tradeshow for Aboriginal organizations and mainstream businesses to share their services and products.

National Health and Fitness Day

June 3, 2017 - June 3, 2017

HELP MAKE CANADA THE FITTEST NATION ON EARTH!

Canada’s new National Health and Fitness Day is Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Show you believe that by working together, we can increase the rates of physical activity across the generations and impact on population wellness.

Consider these ideas:

  1. Ask your Mayor to lead a community walk or fun run.
  2. Organize events in local parks and schools – a scavenger hunt or nature walk.
  3. Arrange for community soccer or baseball games for all ages and abilities.
  4. Encourage local sports groups and clubs to offer “try it” days.
  5. Plan community fun fairs in local parks to host multi-sport events for kids.

Check the new website www.NHFDcan.ca to see if your community has proclaimed the day and find helpful tools to get you started.

Spread the word! Help us engage all Canadians in National Health and Fitness Day 2017 via Twitter @NHFDcan. #fittestnation

Public Health 2017 - Halifax NS

June 6, 2017 - June 8, 2017

Public Health 2017, hosted by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Who Should Attend? Anyone who is interested in improving the health and well-being of the entire population should be attending this conference. Public Health 2017 is the meeting place for a wide range of disciplines and sectors, at various career stages, all striving for a common goal. The conference may be of particular interest to: academics and researchers; students/trainees; policy-makers, administrators and managers; health promotion workers; front-line public health workers; media; people working in urban, rural, remote and small communities and anyone with an interest in public health.

World Indigenous Nations Games & International Conferences - Edmonton and Enoch AB

July 2, 2017 - July 9, 2017

Peace, reconciliation and cultural diversity is the theme for the games. Surrounding First Nations, the Metis Nation of Alberta, Edmonton and the University of Alberta will join Enoch to sponsor the event.

Over eight days spectators will witness various sporting competition taking place in Enoch and Edmonton. Traditional games will also be featured where Indigenous peoples from Canada will showcase horse relays, lacrosse and Denesuline hand games.

Conference topics include a Youth Conference, International Indigenous Environmental & Sustainability, International Indigenous Treaty Discussion, and more.

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