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Active Student Prize Pack

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Wellpower Challenge

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Millennium Place School Visits

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Aquatic Programs and Bookings

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Smeltzer House Centre for Arts & Culture

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Gallery@501 - Art Education Programs

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Everybody Gets to Play

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Festival Place Performing Arts

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Wellpower Visits

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Mayor’s Recreation for Life Walk/Run

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Outdoor Education Enrichment Programs

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Colouring Contest

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Staff development & Team Building

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Emergency Services

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Be Kind to the Environment

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Arbor Day

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Pitch-In

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Reduce your footprint programs

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What’ inside?


Active Student Prize Pack

Recreation, Parks and Culture is pleased to provide each school in Strathcona County with a Wellpower Prize Package. These items are great for a variety of school programs and activities such as door prizes for school dances, silent auctions, volunteer recognition, and student incentives for reading programs and spelling bees. Each school’s Active Pack includes:

This package was dropped off at each school at the end of January and is designed to last through to the end of June 2012. We appreciate this opportunity to work with the schools to encourage active living!

3 100 - 2 for 1 recreation single visit passes 3 50 - FREE recreation single visit passes 3 10 family single visit passes 3 5 Smoothie Vouchers from Fresh Healthy Cafe 3 drawstring pack 3 green routine mini cart 3 1 waterbottle 3 lunch kit 3 4 note pads 3 carabiner 3 pen 3 2 toothpaste squishers 3 reusable bag 3 package of seeds 3 2 travel mugs

Contact 780-467-2211

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Take the school

wellpower challenge for a healthy

March 5 - 16

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It’s back...

It’s as simple as 1,2,3... 1. Teacher’s, will your homeroom class accept the challenge? Challenge your students to: • Be active everyday for at least 30 minutes AND • Eat right by following Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating • Challenge other classes in your school to be active and eat right! 2. Track your Activities • Ask your principal for Wellpower forms and then share them with your class • Teachers can keep track of minutes/steps for the entire class with the class form • Don’t stop after one week. Take the challenge for two weeks in March! 3. Submit your students’ cards or your teacher’s sheet to WIN! • Your class could WIN 1 of 10 trips to Millennium Place, including bussing and healthy food sponsored by Suncor! • Fax your complete wellpower forms to 780-449-1906, Attn: Jeff before March 21 to be entered to win!

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Last year over

25 schools

participated in the Challenge and helped Strathcona County win the title of 2011 Communities Choosewell High Achiever for Northern Alberta in providing health education!


ScRecreation h oo l’ s i n Millennium Place School Visits Millennium Place welcomes group and school visits! Floor hockey, gym sports, swimming, skating, walking, running, fitness and more! A unique recreation opportunity is waiting for your students. Whether it’s a structured lesson or a drop-in activity, make recreation fun by trying something new. We will create a custom opportunity that’s right for your students. Millennium Place is your one-stop location for fun activities and great food. We can provide lunches, snacks or any type of catering you require for your class or group function. Some of the activities waiting for you!

Create your own unique experience with our trained staff. We will create a program to fit your needs!

• Soccer • Volleyball, basketball, badminton and floor hockey • Skating - it just might snow • Swimming in the lap pool • Weight training in the Suncor Energy Wellness Centre • The Fit for the Future program • Playground and climbing wall (for children under 12 yrs) in the Shell Edu-tainment Centre • NEW youth lounge and gymnasium, including foosball, a light wall, pool table, and more!

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Kinsmen Leisure Centre The Kinsmen Leisure Centre is pleased to offer a variety of aquatic programs for each age and ability. A variety of recreational swims, structured swim lessons, specialty programs and aquatic fitness opportunities are also offered. Instructor Resources The Kinsmen Leisure Centre can provide an aquatic instructor and an aquatic program developed specifically to meet the curriculum needs for Junior and Senior high school aquatics. For high school physical educators that book their mutual use time at the Kinsmen Leisure Centre, an instructor program fee may be charged to the school so that a qualified instructor can present a tailored and unique curriculum based program. A variety of elements can be included - the basics of water safety, stroke correction, aquatic sports such as waterpolo, underwater hockey, stroke improvement and lifesaving sports. (Please note that reciprocal use times are planned around scheduled program times.) Daytime/ After School Swim Lessons Daytime swim lessons are always a popular activity, teach great life-skills on being safe in, on and around the water and are designed to meet curriculum requirements. Lessons can be provided in a 6, 7 or 8-week format. This program does fill quickly and is based on a first-come, firstserve basis. We are always happy to try and accommodate every request when possible. Other activities that your school(s) may be interested in: drop-in swims, scuba/snorkel lessons, deep and shallow aqua-fitness classes and specialty programs such as diving or special needs swim classes. Our team will be happy to create a program that fits the needs of your school.

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Aquatic Programs and Bookings

If your staff is looking for a unique team building opportunity, we are also available for private pool and classroom rentals. Try underwater hockey or innertube waterpolo. How about a dip in the hot tub and steam room after a staff retreat?

Programs & Bookings Josh 780-464-8237 Reciprocal Use Heather 780-464-8235


Smeltzer House Pottery Programs Our pottery programs are designed to offer a challenging and creative educational experience to your students. Freedom of expression and imaginative use of materials are encouraged.

Smeltzer House Centre for Arts & Culture

We’ll provide a unique experience to your students that they wouldn’t normally get in school - working in a real pottery studio setting at the clay hut. Clay programs are offered for kindergarten through grades 6 and offer a variety of projects for the teacher to choose from. These may include handprints, picture frames, animals, coil pots and seasonal sculptures.

Come and play with clay! See www.strathcona.ca/culture for more information in 2012.

“Student learn problem-solving, planning, new skills, patience, sense of accomplishment, and a love of learning!” “The students get to see and do something different that we could not do in the classroom.”

Smeltzer House Centre for Arts & Culture 780-464-2023

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Art Education Programs Explore... Gallery@501 is a contemporary art gallery in Strathcona

County that features artwork from local, national, regional and international artists in a variety of media.

Learn…

Cross-curriculum connections are the focus of the tour and studio components of these programs.

Engage…Engaging, interactive gallery tours & exhibition-linked,

gallery 501

hands-on studio projects are designed for the grade level, with age appropriate content, language and studio materials.

Inspire… Education Programs are available for students in grades

K to 12. Visual arts education programs provide an in-depth, substantial experience for the students, inspiring communication, flexibility, forward thinking, problem solving, creativity and innovation.

Connect...Art reveals our stories, history, culture, technology,

global community, and a sense of meaning, place and identity in this world. Education Programs are designed to feature cross-curriculum connections, to inspire this visual literacy in your students.

Gallery@501 “Providing cross-curriculum aligned visual literacy programs”

Teacher Testimonials: “Students were exposed to new media, excellent tour” – Mills Haven Elementary School “I am very impressed with the programs and the amount of free things we can do to make a day of it, considering transportation costs…it’s nice to maximize our time without additional costs.” – Holy Redeemer Catholic School

Kris Miller 780-410-8585 millerk@strathcona.ab.ca

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Recreation Access Program What is the Recreation Access Program? The program improves access to services by those residents who have a limited income. It provides approved applicants with no cost drop-in recreational opportunities as well as registered program opportunities at a reduced fee.

Benefits The Recreation Access Program offers: An annual Millennium Card at no cost. The card is valid for one year from the date of issue. All drop-in activities and services offered with the Millennium Card, which is valid at: Millennium Place, Kinsmen Leisure Centre, Glen Allan Recreation Complex, Strathcona Wilderness Centre and the Ardrossan Recreation Complex when it opens later in 2012. Children and Youth Four registered programs per year at a 75% discount off the current fee. Adults and Seniors Three registered programs per year at a 75% discount off the current fee.

To determine eligibility for the program contact Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044

Family & Community Services 780-464-4044

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Festival Place Theatre Tour Get a behind the scenes tour of this vibrant performing arts facility, and learn how performers, staff and stage crew bring countless productions and programs to life for our community. Students will finish their tour with creative drama games. Tour and games can be tailored to fit the group. For more information contact the performing arts programmer 780-410-8566 mullens@strathcona.ab.ca

Festival Place Performing Arts

“Festival Place strives to use dance, drama and musical theatre as a means towards liberating expression, self confidence, and cultural awareness for the community�

Programs or Workshops Susan 780-410-8566

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Elementary Classes (Kindergarten – Grade 6)

Wellpower Visits

3 Group Assemblies 3 Activity assembly – activity options could include: • Simon says • Red light/green light • Group stretching 3 Assembly featuring a specific wellness topic 3 Individual classroom visits featuring a specific wellness topic 3 Individual classroom group activities Junior High (Grade 7 – Grade 9) 3 Individual classroom visits featuring a specific wellness topic 3 Individual classroom group 3 Outdoor activities 3 Ongoing distance based activity ie. walk across Canada High School (Grade 10 – Grade 12) 3 Group assemblies featuring a specific wellness topic

Are you a teacher who... is looking for some fun, interactive activities to do with your classroom? We can help! Recreation, Parks and Culture has highly qualified staff available to visit your school anytime. Contacting our Wellpower staff to visit your school or classroom is easy. You can pick from several different options, depending on the age of your students and your curriculum needs.

Jeff McKenzie 780-416-7229 mckenzie@strathcona.ab.ca

Specific wellness topics could include, but are not limited to: 3 Physical education unit on health and wellness 3 Importance of physical activity 3 Fitting physical activity into a busy schedule 3 How much physical activity do we need? 3 Bone health 3 Importance of sleep

3 Importance of stretching 3 Winter activities 3 Summer activities 3 Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating 3 Healthy lunches and snacks 3 Weight loss/fat loss myths 3 Importance of resistance training 3 Family Wellness

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Is your school or classroom interested in participating in a walk/run as a healthy initiative and to gain team spirit?

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3... Eagerness to participate 1 Contact us to register your school 2 Raise 3 money for your classes

Our Wellpower team will set up and run the race and provide you with:

Mayor’s Recreation for Life

Walk/Run

3 time clock 3 start/finish banner 3 warm up led by our Wellness team 3 fun, interactive activities after the race 3 healthy snack 3 ribbons for participants

Thursday May 24, 2012 Grade 4 students

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Event Organizer Jenn Wilson 780-416-7272


Outdoor Education Enrichment Programs

The Strathcona Wilderness Centre is located only 20 minutes east of Sherwood Park. Equipped with a lodge, campsites, 12 kilometers of hiking and cross country ski trails, and highly qualified instructors, the Centre provides educational opportunities for both students and faculty. You may choose to come for a half day, full day, or a multi-day program - stay in our lodge, bunkhouses or campsites. Modern and comfortable, rustic and adventurous, we offer it all! Our Outdoor Education Enrichment Programs have been designed to meet curriculum objectives. Teachers may choose from standardized programs, or we may custom design a program to meet your needs. Programs run year-round encouraging students to enjoy the outdoors in every season!

Welcome... The Strathcona Wilderness Centre welcomes school, community, and home school groups to experience a wide variety of outdoor and environmental education programs. Our programs are outlined in the Enrichment Guide located online at www.strathcona.ca/wildernesscentre Call the Wilderness Centre to discuss options and to book your programs and overnight stays at our campsites or lodge.

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Programs & Bookings 780-922-3939 swcinfo@strathcona.ab.ca

The Strathcona Wilderness Centre has been providing quality curriculum based programs to schools for 30 years. In an average year, we introduce approximately 26,000 students from kindergarten to grade 12 to education in the outdoors. Our instructors are highly qualified outdoor educators. Each season offers a new experience for students. Winter brings opportunities in cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, games and survival to promote skill, fitness and fun in the snow. Spring, summer and fall bring opportunities for interpretive hikes, pond studies, canoeing, orienteering and wilderness living skills. Other programs offered year round provide learning in the Science and Social Studies curriculums. These include the Peoples of the Land and Nature Detective series of programs. All programs are developed to teach the curriculum, while meeting the needs of youth for fun, cooperation and challenge.

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HeY kids! Strathcona County’s Agricultural Service Board (ASB) invites Strathcona County’s Agricultural kids in grades 3, 4 and 5 to enter its annual poster contest!

Service Board (ASB) invites kids

theme of the contest is: in The grades 3, 4 and 5 to2012 enter poster its

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The contest encourages children in Strathcona County to think about the importance of agriculture and how it links to them, whether they live on a farm, acreage or in town.

“Why are farms important to me?”

This contest gives children an The contest encourages children in Strathcona opportunity to win prizes as well as County to think about the importance of express their ideas about the agriculture and how it links to them, whether they agriculture community. live on a farm, acreage or in town. Prizes: 1st place . . . . $100 This contest gives2nd children an opportunity place . . . . $75 to win prizes as well as3rd express their ideas about place . . . . $50 the agriculture community. The winning posters will be published Prizes: 1stCountry place . . Talk . . . newsletter . .$100 in the and 2nd place. . . . . .$75 displayed at various. agricultural events 3rd place the . . .year. . . . .$50 throughout The winning posters will be published in the Contest Details: Country Talk newsletter and displayed at various • Open to throughout all children grades 3, 4 agricultural events theinyear. and 5 within Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan.

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Retreats, Team Building and Summer School Opportunities

Staff Development & Team Building

The Kinsmen Leisure Centre is also proud to provide many opportunities for staff development or group sessions. If your staff is looking for a unique team building opportunity, we are also available for private pool and classroom rentals. Try underwater hockey or innertube waterpolo. How about a dip in the hot tub and steam room after a staff retreat? The Strathcona Wilderness Centre offers a variety of programs for staff development and team building. Our location offers the perfect place for a Professional Development Day. Mix business with some fun team building activities for a perfect PD day your teachers will remember!

Retreats: Situated far enough from the city that you feel the quiet of the wilderness, but close enough to the city to ease time and transport, the Strathcona Wilderness Centre is ideally located to provide overnight field trips or team building retreats. Our modern pine lodge offers hostel-style accommodations with sleeping for up to 41 people in 7 bedrooms. Should your group prefer more rustic accommodation, our bunkhouses or campsites may be just what you are looking for! Team Building: Our team challenge programs are designed to meet your groups’ particular needs. The programs may be formal team building initiatives, or recreational activities with well designed pre-briefs and debriefs to highlight group development and group dynamics. Suitable for student groups or for staff development workshops, the programs are challenging and fun. Summer School Opportunities: Our summer school programs are designed to meet curriculum objectives experientially. Stay in our lodge, experience our outdoor education and skill development programs, and enhance relationship and personal development at the same time. This provides a perfect fit into the Physical Education, CALM, and CTS curriculums. The programs may be custom designed to meet your needs. Please call the Strathcona Wilderness Centre and let us design a package for you!

Strathcona Wilderness Centre: Programs & Bookings 780-922-3939 swcinfo@strathcona.ab.ca Kinsmen Leisure Centre: Josh 780-464-8237

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Safety Presentations Hazard house and home safety presentation Students will learn about safety hazards in the home, and how to prevent them. We can tailor this program anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour. This program is suited to grades 4 and 5. Emergency preparedness and home school safety presentation Are you and your family prepared to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours? This presentation is aimed at teachers (perfect for a staff meeting) where we will discuss what emergency preparedness is and how you and your family can get ready.

Emergency Services at your School

At home by yourself There is no “right� time for a child to be left alone in the home; the child must feel comfortable with the situation and feel ready for the responsibility. This program covers a variety of topics including general safety, the value of 9-1-1, dealing with different types of emergencies, potential hazards in the home and some basic first aid. This presentation is approximately 1.5 hours and is aimed at 10 to 12 year olds. Limited presentation spots available. Anyone who registers for one or more of these presentations will be entered to win your school a visit from a Strathcona County fire crew.

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Arbor Day 2012 Friday, May 4

Be kind to the Environment

Calling all Grade One Teachers! Help instill the importance of trees at an early age. Each year Strathcona County presents all Grade 1 students in Strathcona County with an Arbor Day seedling to help celebrate Arbor Day. This year, the seedlings will be provided to your school on May 3 for distribution on May 4. Recreation, Parks & Culture is inviting all Grade 1 students in Stathcona County Public and Separate school systems to a fun tree event at Broadmoor Lake Park on May 4, 2012. Participate in the Colouring Contest All Grade 1 students have the chance to enter a poster into the contest. Have your class draw and colour a poster that represents

“Why I Love Trees� The fabulous prizes The top class will be presented with a large replica of the winning poster. As well, $1,000 to be used towards school supplies for your classroom!

Arbor Day Sheila 780-464-8496

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Pitch-In 2012 Canadians produce more garbage than any other country in the world, approximately 15 kilograms of garbage per person per week. Show you care about your community and the environment by “pitching -in”. Our local Strathcona County campaign runs between April 23 and May 6. 2012 marks the 46th annual Pitch-In Canada campaign. The theme for this year’s program is Strathcona County’s 20 Minute Makeover. The program is the largest and only multi-province environmental improvement Campaign in Canada and involves millions of Canadians in local projects that clean-up, restore and preserve the environment. It is a partnership between governments, industry, community groups, schools and you!

Be kind to the Environment

Your school can select a date, then we supply the waste bags to help you clean up your school yard and surrounding community. Challenge your students to be ecoActive! Becoming an ecoActive school enables your students to become role models in your community by showing your school pitches-in and cares about the environment. Last year Strathcona County had 11,507 residents participate in Pitch-In and collected approximately 3000 bags of garbage! We hope you will join us during this year’s campaign to make Strathcona County clean and green.

Pitch-In and make a difference!

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Pitch-In 780-467-2211


Strathcona County Utilities

Reduce your footprint programs

Strathcona County believes that through education, current and future generations will respect and conserve natural resources by making informed choices. Various programs for all grade levels are available for your students. Choose from the following or work with a programmer to develop one that will work well for your class. Waste in our world Magic dirt - Plant native seeds in compostable cups with compost made from the Green Routine. Waste free lunch - Students get a hands-on lesson on how to reduce their lunch time waste. At play - Students are taught in a fun and interactive way how to stick to the Green Routine while visiting County facilities like Millennium Place.

Water Conservation Kids In northern Alberta, we often take advantage of our plentiful water

Get recognized! Is your school doing great things for the environment? We would love to hear about it and tell others. Contact us and we will showcase what your class is doing to help the environment on our website.

Vanessa 780-416-7296 Erin 780-416-6784

supply. But did you know that only one per cent of the world’s water supply is useable? This program will teach your students about the water cycle, global and local water availability and provide them with important water conservation tips to use at home. This program can be altered to suit any grade level.

Stormwater Pond Protection Learn about local wetlands and why it’s important to treat our stormwater runoff.

Turning waste to energy Take a tour of the Community Energy Centre and learn how we turn construction waste into power. This tour is aimed at grades 7-12.

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w resources N eonline website includes: 3 curriculum based programs 3 activity booklets 3 guest speakers 3 leadership & team building 3 community events & challenges 3 field trips & books Call 780-467-2211 for more information

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