The Saskatchewan Blue Cross Go Out & Play Challenge is celebrating its 10th year by adding even more opportunities for play in Saskatchewan hometowns this year. In addition to its normal $10,000 grand prize and $5,000 runner up prize, the challenge will give away 10 $500 playground stencil packages.
Participating communities log physical activity minutes during the 10-day challenge, March 1-10, 2021. The community that moves the most wins the grand prize for a project that gets kids and families out to play. Challenge rules are available at challenge.saskatchewaninmotion.ca
Check out the community toolkit for ways to engage your community or grab some posters and graphics to post over your communities or on social media!
Check out the Leaders’ Series that offers tips, tools and inspiration for anyone who works or volunteers to get kids moving more. Check out the archive of podcasts and webinars. Inspiring kids who love to move. Visit saskatchewaninmotion.ca
The Saskatchewan Physical Literacy Work Group has launched a new campaign just for YOU. The purpose is to help all Saskatchewan leaders get their heads around physical literacy. We know it can be complicated, confusing and “just on more thing” to think about. But it doesn’t have to be.
Check out the new web site designed to keep it simple. Please share.
2020 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
This year, Canadian children received a “D+” grade for Overall Physical Activity, “D+” for Sedentary Behaviour, “B” for Sleep, and “F” for overall 24-Hour Movement Behaviours. The 2020 report highlights the role of the family in physical activity, sedentary and sleep behaviours of children and youth. Read the Full Report
Explore your new backyard adventure. A new activity every day! In the Saskatchewan in Motion brand new Adventure Calendar, you will find:
* Indoor and outdoor ideas
* Small group and individual activities
* Ideas that use limited equipment
* Parent-free options to give mom and dad a break
Congratulations to Shields – Runner Up for the 2020 Saskatchewan Blue Cross Go Out & Play Challenge. Shields logged a very impressive 415,445 minutes.
Accolades to all the communities in the Prairie Central District for their participation in building communities where everyone can move and play! Rankings can be found here
See what past winners did with their prize money.
Be part of the movement that’s getting more kids, more active, more often! Click here to find out how.
Saskatchewan in motion and the Partners for Physical Literacy are working with three Prairie Central District communities – Martensville, Outlook, & Wynyard to develop a specific plan for getting kids moving more and increasing physical literacy at home, at school and in the community. Physical literacy is the confidence, competence and motivation to move and one of the keys to a lifelong love of physical activity. You can learn more about physical literacy, why it matters and what you can do, here.
Moving Together Symposium
Looking for something that encourages your children to go out and play? Check out the Saskatchewan in Motion Active Toy Guide.
Saskatchewan in motion is a province-wide movement that works to get more kids, more active, more often. Click here for updates on how we can ‘Make Saskatchewan Canada’s Most Playful Province”.
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