Track Record

Activities for Everyone, Everywhere: An Intercultural Physical Activity Guide

A team of professionals from Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH), Renfrew Park Community Centre (RC), Windermere Family of Schools, University of British Columbia (UBC) and JW Sporta developed the evidence based Intercultural Physical Activity Guide, which aims to increase intercultural understanding using physical activity as a tool.

The Intercultural Physical Activity Guide is a launching pad for any group to explore interculturalism or physical activity. It's geared toward individuals in leadership capacities, but the activities, though originally planned for school-aged children, can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age.

The Guide includes over seven categories of activities ranging from handball to skipping and jumping, and within each category are cultural variations of activities. In Target and Accuracy Games, for instance, there are games from Sierra Leone, First Nations groups (Sahtu and Chipewyan), Greece and Ethiopia. There's even a category teaching readers how they or their participants can create their own activities. Each category has a series of intercultural discussion questions, activity co-creating suggestions and physical activity outcomes.

Performance Highlights:
  • RC INTERactive (Renfrew-Collingwood) began as a partnership between Collingwood Neighbourhood House and Dr Wendy Frisby of UBC - School of Kinesiology
  • RC InterACTIVE Community Team included staff, community partners, school community members, community living and centre for disability
  • 3 Year Pilot (2012-2015)
  • Intercultural Physical Activity Guide (2016) was developed through this partnership and activities were piloted in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood and schools in Vancouver, BC
  • Train the Trainer's Model has been adopted
  • Conference presentations in 2017 included International Physical Literacy Conference, Toronto; BC Recreation and Parks Association, Kelowna; C2U EXPO2017, Vancouver
  • Implementation Plan across BC and Canada (in progress)
  • Conference presentations in 2017 included International Physical Literacy Conference, Toronto; BC Recreation and Parks Association, Kelowna; C2U EXPO2017, Vancouver, City of Richmond Diversity Symposium 2017, Richmond

 

BC Sports Hall of Fame

Hero in You - Youth Education Program

The BC Sports Hall of Fame offers a wide variety of field trips for both schools and community groups. Ideal for Grades 4 through 10, their field trips combine guided and self-guided tours plus interactive exploration in a dynamic venue for both students and educators. Curriculum based lesson plans are available online.

JW Sporta designed and helped create teacher friendly tools to market to teachers in BC.

 

Hero in You Teacher Trivia Cards

How far Terry Fox ran each day during his Marathon of Hope?

Who the first Canadian woman to win Olympic gold at home was?

This set of 75 cards will test sporting knowledge and players will be inspired by world class athletes, coaches, officials, media personalities from British Columbia. The questions are gender balanced and have strong aboriginal representation.

This thought provoking curriculum-based card game, designed for ages 8 to 15, was created by the BC Sports Hall of Fame in collaboration with JW Sporta to celebrate and share top moments and champions in BC's sporting history. The categories include: Did you know? Challenging your science and social humanities; Mind Matters Testing your sporting calculations and language skills; Fun Fact Tapping into your creative brain; Can you? Actively demonstrating your answers.

 

Premier's Sport Awards Program
Contracted by the Government of British Columbia (1979-2015) to create, design, deliver and service a sport skill development resource package to help teachers, coaches and instructors teach and assess children and youth their basic sport skills.

Performance Highlights:
  • More than one million children have received skill level crests for their participation in the Program.
  • Thousands of teachers and instructors are equipped to teach children their basic sport skills every year.
  • Hundreds of teachers and student teachers each year participate in educational and active workshops about the Program, the benefits of physical activity, and how to increase the physical activity levels of girls and young women.
  • The Program is unique to BC and is a recommended learning resource for physical education curricula across Canada.
  • The delivery and distribution system established is renowned within the Physical Education field.

 

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Designed, managed the production & layout, and printing processes for this comprehensive teacher resource guide annually since 2002. Action Pages! is a listing of hundreds of daily physical activity, physical education, and healthy eating resources from across Canada including published and online resources, in-services and presentations, and support organizations. The resource is arranged by curriculum organizers associated with the PE IRP; resources supporting the Ministry of Education's DPA mandate are indicated with an icon. There is no resource like the Action Pages! produced elsewhere in Canada.

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Action Schools! BC
Designed, pilot tested, and implemented Action Schools! BC, a best practices whole school model designed to assist elementary and middle schools in creating individualized action plans to promote healthy living while achieving academic outcomes and supporting comprehensive school health. The initiative is a source for practical and relevent professional development; curriculum-linked resources and support for teachers in physical education, physical activity and healthy eating; and physical activity and healthy eating leadership training and resources for students.

Performance Highlights:
  • 2002 - 2003 - Developed school-wide planning framework composed of six Action Zones.
  • 2003 - 2004 - Pilot tested and supported a comprehensive evidenced-based healthy outcome evaluation.
  • 2004 - 2006 - Designed, pilot tested and implemented school-wide and grade-specific K to 7 and Middle School Physical Activity components.
  • 2004 - 2015 - Implemented provincial roll-out and support of Physical Activity component to Grades K to 7 and Middle Schools.
  • 2006 - 2015 - Developed and implemented the provincial roll-out of Physical Activity Student Leadership Sessions.
  • 2007 - 2015 - Implemented the provincial roll-out and support of Healthy Eating component for Grades K to 7.
  • Developed and implemented the provincial roll-out of Physical Activity Tri-Mentor Student Leadership Sessions for Grades 9 to 12.
  • 2010 - 2015 - Continual development and implemention of physical activity, physical education, and healthy eating professional development support for educators including:
    • Workshops for Full Day Kindergarten
    • Guidelines for Food & Beverage Sales in BC Schools Support Workshop
    • 5-2-1-0: Steps to Healthy Living Workshop
    • Enhancing Learning through Physical Activity (Brain Building and Self-Regulation) Workshop
    • In-class Teacher Mentorship
    • and many more
  • 2011 - 2015 - Developed, piloted, and implemented the provincial roll-out of a Healthy Eating Student Leadership Session.
To view the initiative, visit Action Schools! BC

 

On the Move
A national initiative to increase opportunities for inactive girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate in physical activity and sport coordinated by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).

Performance Highlights:
  • On the Move workshops are delivered across the country and advocate for female-only, participant-driven, conmunity-specific programs, and challenges traditional models of service delivery.
  • The On the Move Handbook was fully revised and updated in 2006, and continues to provide a practical "why" and "how to" resource.
  • The On the Move concept underpins CAAWS' work to increase opportunities for Aboriginal girls and young women through Team Spirit: Aboriginal Girls in Sport.
  • The Newcomer On the Move project is designed to address disparities in the availability and utilization of physical activity and sport opportunities for newcomer girls and young women.
For more information visit CAAWS





 

Movers & Shakers
A Half Century of School Physical Education in British Columbia 1960-2010

In 2012, produced Movers & Shakers for Physical Education BC. Movers & Shakers is a collection of essays by people in the field of physical education who have been intimately involved in the development of this part of the school curriculum in British Columbia for over a half century.

For more information please visit BCTF.





 

SportFit�
SportFit� is a complete resource that educators may tailor to meet learning outcomes related to health, physical activity and other subjects. SportFit, a free, easy-to-use interactive program that encourages children and youth to discover sports.
The Challenge is made up of eight activity stations measuring physical abilities. Then, students take a short survey about their personal preferences. SportFit then tabulates the sports that may suit them and generates a personalized certificate listing the top three summer and winter sports they would be good at, based on their physical capabilities and personal preferences. Then students may explore these sports - from lessons to historical moments to finding their local clubs and associations - using SportFit's extensive sport resources.


Performance Highlights:
  • Pilot tested with more than 1500 students in 12 school districts (rural and urban) across British Columbia.
  • Produced SportFitâ�¢ Implementation Guide for teachers.
  • Edited and vetted SportFitâ�¢ website and streaming videos.
  • Was officially launched on April 25th, 2003.
  • Currently available to teachers and community members across British Columbia and Canada.
To view the complete program, visit SportFit�




Special Olympics BC Healthy Living Booklet
In 2014, managed the production and layout for the Special Olympics BC Healthy Living for Families Booklet to support Special Olympics athletes, coaches and families. This resource is a source of healthy eating and hydration information and tips to encourage the consumption of healthy food to fuel the performance of Special Olympics athletes.

For more information please visit Special Olympics British Columbia


 

BC Wheelchair Sports Association
BC Wheelchair Sports is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities.

Bridging the Gap
Managed the production of and the layout and printing processes for the Bridging the Gap resource. This resource provides communities across Canada with some basic guidelines for the development and implementation of wheelchair sport programs and recruitment initiatives. The manual contains information on wheelchair sports, how to run introductory sessions, how to get an ongoing program set-up as well as general information on disability and contact information for related services.




Wheelchair Sports Teaching Resource
In 2000, managed the production of and the layout and printing processes for the Wheelchair Sports Teaching Resource. This resource assists teachers to educate upper intermediate grade students about wheelchair sports for persons with a disability. It continues to be included in the Action Schools! BC Resource Boxes for Grades 4 to 7.




Wheelchair Rugby Schools Program
In 2010, managed the production of a Wheelchair Rugby Schools Program manual for teachers. This resource alongside the Wheelchair Rugby Demo Workshop sets out to educate teachers and students about the sport and its athletes before seeing a game as well as helps raise awareness of accessibility and equality issues and encourages both able-bodied and people with disabilities to be physically active.


For more information please visit BC Wheelchair Sports


 


Wheelchair Basketball Canada


Wheelchair Basketball Resource Guide
In 2014, managed the production and layout of a Wheelchair Basketball Resource Guide for schools and community partners. This resource sets out to educate students of all abilities about wheelchair basketball, accessibility issues, and disability sport. This resource encourages people with and without a disability to be physically active.

For more information please visit Wheelchair Basketball Canada


Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association


In 2010, managed the production of and the layout and printing processes for the Full Contact: A Long Term Athlete Development Model for Wheelchair Rugby in Canada. The model addresses athlete recruitment, development and training, within a seamless sport system. It also addresses the recruitment and training of coaches, officials, classifiers, volunteers and the many specialists essential to a successful model.
For more information please see Canadian Wheelchair Sports

 

Bike Smarts Program
From 1994-2001, contracted by the Insurance Corporation of BC to deliver and service a provincial safe cycling initiative designed to help teachers and instructors teach safe cycling skills to children aged 7 to 13.

Performance Highlights:

  • For five years, teachers in every elementary school in British Columbia received safe cycling information and access to program resources and participant incentives.
  • Over 100 teachers were certified to teach On-Road Safety.
  • Over 26,000 student participants successfully completed the Bike Smarts Program.

 

BC Golf Association Officials Certification Program
From 2002-2004, developed and produced the first of its kind in North America, a three level certification program comprised of workbooks, course conductor guides, and powerpoint slide presentations.

 

BC Games Society SporTrivia
in 2000, developed and delivered a thought-provoking SporTrivia card game for intermediate grades in collaboration with the BC Games Society.

 

More than an Open Door
From 1995-2003, developed and delivered the More Than An Open Door Leader's Presentation Resource designed to help leaders improve the situation for girls and women in physical recreation.

 

Kamloops Women's Action Project
From 1996-2003, produced a workbook and workshop presentation binder for community recreation and health practitioners to enhance recreation opportunities for women living in poverty.

 

Skills Program for Management Volunteers
From 1996-1997, designed and developed "Organizing for Results" resource materials for the national Skills Program for Management Volunteers and developed a national strategic plan for the National Council of Federal and Provincial/Territorial representatives for the future direction of the Program.

 

BC Moving Journal
From 1990-1993, produced and distributed the BC Physical Education Society's journal to inform physical educators and administrators about physical education developments and initiatives in BC.