BFFL Community Programs
Each regional Be Fit For Life Centre works with their local community partners to create and support local physical activity initiatives. Some of these partnerships include:
- Regional Health Authorities
- Local Physical Activity Professionals
- Local City and County Recreation Departments
- Individual Community Members
- Local College and University Staff and Students
- Chronic Disease Groups
- Local Physical Activity and Health Promotion Networks
Current Initiatives and Programs:
Move & Play through Physical Literacy (Ages 3 – 12)
The Be Fit For Life Network has created the Move & Play through Physical Literacy cards to assist activity leaders interested in integrating Physical Literacy into a variety of programs, activities and environments. These cards are designed to be used in a variety of applications including the home, school or community settings. Over 75 cards are included in this set, focusing on Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model.
To order the cards email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Move & Play Details and Fees
- Active Start Card Example – Ages 3 – 6
- FUNdamentals Example – Ages 6 – 9
- Learn to Train Example – Ages 10 – 12
Get Up and Go Girl
This is an eight week program for youth girls to participate in a variety of physical activity, healthy eating, reducing screen time, body image, and healthy relationship sessions. Partners include Boys and Girls Club, BLAST program, Lethbridge Pathfinders, and more.
Moving and Choosing
Community partners working together to increase the ability of individuals and communities to make choices that promote a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Partners include the Palliser Health Region and the Prairie Rose School Division.
This one day get active workshop for teenage girls is a great opportunity for girls to move beyond some of the barriers to participating in physical activity. Partners can include InMotion Network, Alberta Milk, local schools, City or town recreation staff, regional health authority staff, local fitness and sport leaders, and more.
More about Go Girl
VIBE (Vermilion is Being Empowered)
VIBE (Vermilion is Being Empowered), is a mental capacity building project for teens and tweens. The project is based out of local Vermilion schools. Vermilion Is Being Empowered is geared at early intervention services for students. Its purpose is to support students and their families by addressing mental health and addictions prevention; social and emotional support of students such as transitions and healthy relationships; academic success and physical health and nutrition.
Many Be Fit For Life Centres are a part of local Communities Choosewell campaigns. This includes partnerships with health, community, and municipalities.
More about Communities Choosewell
For information about the programs above or to design a program in your community, contact your regional Be Fit for Life Centre.