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.

National AccessAbility Week / Semaine nationale de l’accessibilité

May 28, 2017 - June 3, 2017

From May 28 to June 3, 2017, National AccessAbility Week will celebrate, highlight and promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces across the country. Follow: @AccessibleGC on Twitter and Accessible Canada on Facebook for more information surrounding National AccessAbility Week.

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Du 28 mai au 3 juin 2017, la Semaine nationale de l’accessibilité sera l’occasion de célébrer, de souligner et de promouvoir l’inclusion et l’accessibilité dans nos collectivités et nos milieux de travail, partout au pays. Suivre les pages Twitter (@GCAccessible) et Facebook (Canada Accessible) avec les mots-clic #CanadaAccessible et #Accessibilité pour connaître les dernières nouvelles.

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

Safe Kids Week - across Canada

June 5, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Parachute Safe Kids Week is a national awareness campaign developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children. Taking place June 5 – 11, 2017 this year is focused on promoting safe and active transportation: Walk, Bike, Wheel, which includes walking, cycling, skateboarding, scootering and other wheeled activities.

This year’s theme is everyday superhero, which encourages children to become leaders in road safety by learning how to stay active and keep themselves and their loved ones safe on their travels to and from school, to the bus stop, and around their neighbourhood. Parents can guide their child’s activities by modelling safe behaviour and practices on the road, and also being aware of their child’s skill level.

Check out the site for resources, information, posters, templates, and more!

Safe Kids Week 2014, running from June 7 to 14, is focusing on water safety and drowning prevention. We encourage Canadians to become aware of the importance of water safety and participate in Safe Kids Week. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for updates: #safekidsweek  - See more at: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C68#sthash.2scIKw3q.dpuf
Safe Kids Week 2014, running from June 7 to 14, is focusing on water safety and drowning prevention. We encourage Canadians to become aware of the importance of water safety and participate in Safe Kids Week. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for updates: #safekidsweek  - See more at: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C68#sthash.2scIKw3q.dpuf

Safe Kids Week 2014, running from June 7 to 14, is focusing on water safety and drowning prevention. We encourage Canadians to become aware of the importance of water safety and participate in Safe Kids Week. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for updates: #safekidsweek - See more at: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C68#sthash.2scIKw3q.dpuf

Safe Kids Week is an annual public awareness campaign designed to raise awareness about the frequency and severity of preventable childhood injuries, which are the leading cause of death and disability amongst Canadian children. - See more at: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C68#sthash.2scIKw3q.dpuf

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.

150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration: Montreal QC

June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017

The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration will be a once-in-a-lifetime event - a festival of activities that will help honour and celebrate the history and cultural significance of Canada's national summer sport, lacrosse. 
 
Through this event, the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation and its partners will strive to educate the public about the important role that the sport of lacrosse has had in nation-building and its spiritual significance to the First Nations. Lacrosse exists as an important link between the First Nations and European Settlers.
 
The celebrations will take place in Montreal, a city where the traditional game practiced by First Nations was adapted into a modern sport in 1867. A variety of educational and cultural activities for people of all ages will take place.

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.

NWT Recreation and Parks Association and Youth Centres Conference 2017 - Inuvik NT

September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017

An educational event for recreation professionals, educators, elders, health care workers youth centre workers and volunteers from across the NWT. The Conference provides an opportunity to examine trends and issues affecting the recreation field and offer training in areas of programming, facility management and leadership. 

Streams:

  • Recreation Leadership
  • Elders in Motion
  • On the Land
  • Youth Centres

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