Move For Life

 

Move For Life South Surrey White Rock

As part of the Foundation's commitment to ensuring our community is the healthiest possible, we have partnered with Sport for Life, a national not-for-profit organization that strives to improve the health and lives of all Canadians. The innovative project brings community leaders together to spearhead a five-year Physical Literacy for Communities initiative in the areas of education, recreation, sport health and media.


Why is this so important?

Today's children won't live as long as their parents due to an alarming decrease in physical activity and the many diseases and health issues caused by inactivity. Our adults and seniors are facing chronic health conditions that lead to medical interventions and worse due to a lack of exercise and recreational activities. We believe that to effect change upstream and keep people out of the hospital, a healthy lifestyle is key. Peace Arch Hospital will always be here if you need it, but with committing to a being as healthy as possible, hopefully you won't.

Our Vision

A healthy community where people are committed to physical, social and mental well-being.



What is Physical Literacy anyway?

A physically literate community is:

Project Goals:

  1. Change physical activity behaviour through targeted communications and increased awareness.
  2. Deliver creative, safe, inclusive and effective physical activity and programs.
  3. Integrate and coordinate expertise across sectors to create cross-sectoral solutions.
  4. Develop sustainable programs to have ongoing impact in the community.
  5. Improve competence, confidence and motivation of 33,000 community members to be physically active for life.

How will we integrate physical literacy into South Surrey and White Rock?

Phase 1: Educate, facilitating an understanding and awareness of physical literacy.

Phase 2: Train, delivering physical literacy-enriched programs.

Phase 3: Mentor, establishing sustainable physical literacy for our community.






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