Category Archives: Recreation

Posts that are related to organized activities.

It’s Time for a Wake-Up Call for Youth to Catch Some Z’s

by Tara G. I bet you won’t believe me when I say that 31% of school-aged children and 26% of adolescents in Canada are sleep deprived (ParticipACTION, 2016). Another astonishing fact is that in recent decades, children’s nightly sleep duration … Continue reading

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Views from the sandbar: An Islander’s perspective on the power of positive influences

by Alex W. I have personally been a massive fan of both organized recreational sport and professional sport for as long as I can remember. I am fortunate to have been raised in a household that could afford to register … Continue reading

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Bringing Nature Back to Nurturing Child Development

by Kimba M. Canadian children are growing less and less active, which is why movements such as ParticipACTION are at work advertising and trying to promote more active children. Perhaps by providing spaces that facilitate more than just physical development … Continue reading

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How extra-curricular and outdoor adventure activities promotes positive youth development

by Dave M Have you ever wondered why youth today struggle with interacting with individuals their own age? Have you witnessed youth who struggle with basic play without specific instructions? Did you ever notice that when youth are in groups … Continue reading

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