Bringing Physical Literacy for Life to White Rock and South Surrey

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Part of Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s mandate is to support programs and initiatives that align with our vision to make our community the healthiest possible. With that in mind, the Foundation has partnered with Sport for Life, an organization that strives to improve the health and lives of all Canadians by offering Physical Literacy programming and increasing the likelihood of Canadians staying active for life.

What is Physical Literacy?

Physical Literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. Just like learning to read or write is essential to our success in the world, becoming physically literate is critical to ensuring life-long health and wellness. If we want children to be active for life, they need to develop physical literacy at a young age so they have the skills, confidence and drive to make choices that engage them in physical activity and recreation that enhances their physical and psychological wellness.

The next generation is at risk of a shorter life span than their parents due to poor physical, mental and social health. Sport for Life is on a mission to change that by aligning with communities to advance the development of physical literacy with education, training and mentoring.

CalloutA physically, socially, intellectually, mentally and emotionally healthy child BECOMES a physically, socially, intellectually, mentally and emotionally healthy adult.

Next Steps

In the coming months, Sport for Life will establish community leaders to drive the program and begin the process of teaching children, youth, adults and seniors in White Rock and South Surrey how to have improved confidence, competence and motivation to be physically active.

Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!

This article previously featured on: Thrive