Victoria Highland Civic Centre
Jan 26th to March 9, 2017
3:15 to 5:15 pm
Proudly Presented By Your Partners in Health:
-Remax (Minerva MacInnis)
-NS Dept Communities, Culture & Heritage
-Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)
-Victoria Highland Civic Centre
Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) is pleased to announce that $15,000 has been approved by NS Dept of Communities, Culture & Heritage & NS Thrive in support of After-school Time Period Programming in Victoria County #GO (Get Outside) in Partnership with the Victoria County, CBVRSB, Baddeck Academy, Rankin School, Cabot School and the Cape Breton Family Place Resource Society. Naturally Active for Life Victoria County and partners have been proud supporters since 2013.
Total $64,890 received from the Province in After-school Time Period Funding Since 2013
“I look forward to continuing and expanding the great work we are doing through ATB (After the Bell: AS – After School Time Period) in Cape Breton. Thanks” – Wayne McKay, Cape Breton Regional Physical Activity Consultant (Aug. 9, 2016) – “I look forward to continuing the great work that we are doing through ATB (After-school time period) in Cape Breton” – Wayne McKay, Cape Breton Regional Physical Activity Consultant (Aug. 30, 2016)
After the Bell – After-school Time Period Programming in Victoria County
“Thanks (Cape Breton Region) for all your great work on this (After School Time Period Programs). A relatively small amount of funding is having a large impact on our region” – Wayne McKay – Cape Breton Regional Physical Activity Consultant (March 31, 2016)
FALL / WINTER 2015-16 Highlights:
|ASTP – After School Time Period (Fall/Winter/Spring 2015 2016):|
|– GO (Girls Only) After-school Time Period|
|ASTP: Victoria County – Host (Administering Cape Breton Region Funds)|
|ASTP: First Nation Communities|
|Wagmatcookewey – “E’pite’ji’jk Pasik”|
|ASTP: Cabot School (GO – “Girls Only”)|
|Faye Chipchase – ASTP Yoga|
|Fitness 4 Life Program (Gr 9-12)|
|PIYO – Strength Yoga|
|Basketball Jerseys & Shorts|
|ASTP: Baddeck Academy (#FORTheGirls)|
|Girls After-school Basketball|
|Lindsay MacInnis – Leader|
|Consultations with students (Planning, input sessions)|
|Yoga Books – Baddeck Academy & Boularderie Elementary School|
|Boularderie School – Fruitilicious Fridays|
|Cape Smokey Educators – Yoga Training|
|Boularderie – ASTP Yoga|
|Cape Breton Regional Library|
|Little Penguins & Blast Ball Girls After-school Programs|
Victoria County received $10,000 for after-school time period funding 2015-16 which supported the annual “GO” (Girls Only) Program for girls grades 7, 8 & 9 which has been successful the past two years.
The Cape Breton Region received $39,371.00 for after-school funding this school year (CBRM: $18,571; Victoria County $10,000; Inverness County $8,440 and $2,360 for Richmond County) with additional funding for our Mi’Kmaw Communities in Cape Breton.
• GO (Girls Only) Program – North of Smokey
FREE for girls grades 7, 8 and 9. A different activity every week, with a healthy snack. For further information, please contact program leader : Sheila Fricker by e-mail: email@example.com
“Great program – it couldn’t have been easy to organize with all the different schedules but they totally enjoyed it – thanks to those who made it happen!” – Valerie Mason, Baddeck Academy Parent:
FREE at Baddeck Academy – Girls Grades 7, 8 & 9. Program Leader: TBA
(Update, March 27, 2015) – After the Bell After-school Programs, Victoria County
1. Sites the programs were offered 2014-15:
A.) Baddeck #FOR The Girls – Baddeck Academy, Victoria County
B.) Wagmatcook E’pite’ji’jk Pasik – Wagmatcookewey School, Victoria County…
C.) GO – Girls only – Cabot School , Victoria County
D.) Boularderie GO (Girls Only) – Boularderie Island, Victoria County
E.) Cape Smokey GO – Ingonish, Victoria County
2. For each site, the focus being used.
A.) Baddeck #FOR The Girls – Girls Yoga. Approx. 40 students; Skating, Swimming and healthy fruit. Leader: Lindsay MacInnis – firstname.lastname@example.org
B.) Wagmatcook E’pite’ji’jk Pasik (Girls Only)
Areas of focus – Yoga (Went well in the fall; more difficult during the winter months due to school closures / winter storms, etc. Spring session going well. 8 – 12 students & 1 – 3 teachers); Multi sport/activities; Outdoor activities as much as possible. Outdoor activities at the school (Lots of space outdoor available at the school – try to take advantage as much as possible); We also have our Wednesday after the bell yoga program that is due to get up and running again next Wednesday; Swimming, Testimonial: GO group went snowshoeing on the trail behind the school today (March 21st) “It was awesome” – and the weather was beautiful. Healthy Eating is a component too with this program.
C.) GO – Girls only – Cabot School
Areas of focus – Youth Connected (Mentorship), Aerobics, Zumba, Cheerleading, Skiing, Fitness, Yoga, basketball and healthy fruit
D.) Boularderie GO (Girls Only)
Areas of Focus – Girls Yoga has been ongoing since October. Winter sessions didn’t work out well because of school cancellations due to snow storms. Will be finishing the end of April. (12 – 20 students ), Yoga Leadership and healthy fruit
E.) Cape Smokey GO
Areas of focus – Yoga, dance and gymnastics – 17 students
Proudly Presented By:
-Naturally Active Victoria County
-NS Dept of Communities, Culture & Heritage
-Cape Breton Family Place Society
-Cape Smokey School
Successful Back To Nature – Winter Outdoor Retreat Held March 28-30, 2014
Cabot Shores, North Shore-Victoria County
Back to Nature Girls Retreat 2014
Grades 7, 8 and 9 girls attending Wagmatcookewey, Cabot and Baddeck schools had an opportunity of a lifetime by participating in the 2014 Winter Outdoor Retreat at Cabot Shores, North Shore on the Cabot Trail.
Girls were introduced to a number of activities learning various skills, participating in a lot of outdoor activities and eating healthy – Back to Nature and Bring Back Winter Play.
“Hi Vince, Just wanted to touch base with you to say thanks! Leanne had a great time, it was very well done. The girls seems to have enjoyed very much. Hats off to a job well done.” Thanks, Darlene – Darlene MacDonald, Parent Baddeck Academy:
NS Health & Wellness, Active Living Branch Approves $24,993 for Cape Breton Region – After-school Programs Fall / Winter 2014-15
NS Dept Health & Wellness, Active Living Branch has approved $24,993 to the Cape Breton Region for After-school Programming this Fall/Winter Spring 2014-15 under the NS “Thrive” Strategy:
-Victoria County $9,120
-Inverness County $6,503
In Victoria County, 3 after-school programs benefit girls grades 7, 8 and 9:
-GO (Girls Only) Program at Cabot School
-#For The Girls Program at Baddeck Academy
– E’pite’ji’jk Pasik (Girls Only) Program at Wagmatcookewey
Naturally Active Victoria County wishes to thank their partners for making these programs available:
-Naturally Active Victoria County
-Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre
-NS Health & Wellness, Active Living Branch
-NS “Thrive” Strategy
Canadian children and youth have adopted a modern lifestyle that includes spending a great deal of time indoors after school. The low physical activity levels and increasingly sedentary behavior patterns of Canadian youth in the after school period are startling.
Newly released Canadian health measures survey findings from Statistics Canada indicate that kids are sedentary 59% of the time between 3 and 6 pm getting only 14 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity in this 3 hour period. 73% of parents tell us their kids are watching TV, reading or playing video and computer games after school. This number exceeds those who report homework, chores, outdoor play and physical activity/sport in this time period.
Certain groups of children are at even higher risk than others of being physically inactive in the after school period. Girls are less likely than boys to engage in physical activity in the after school period. Children in lower income families participate less in organized sports and physical activity after school. Limited programs for adolescents may leave our teens vulnerable to increased sedentary pursuits or even risky behaviors.
The after-school time period (ASTP) is an important window of opportunity to increase physical activity. Safe and affordable afterschool options provide a healthy alternative to high-risk behaviors and positive behavior change.
In recognition of this reality the government of Nova Scotia through Thrive! a plan for a healthier Nova Scotia, has made a commitment to support a series of initiatives that support increasing physical activity levels, one of which is focused specifically on the ASTP. The intent of this new program is to provide greater access to after-school activities that promote physical activity in rural or remote communities or wherever bussing and transportation present problems. The program is designed to deliver ASTP activities in community based settings, at community facilities and outdoor spaces so that transportation barriers are reduced for families and youth.
The program is targeted to junior high aged youth (youth in grades 7,8,9) during the years of greatest physical activity decline. Using a regional delivery approach, partners and community stakeholders will come together to provide advice, assistance and leadership to the initiative.
be physically active in the after school time period (ASTP) in rural or remote communities or wherever
transportation present problems.
activities that promote physical activity.
environment, playgrounds, etc.