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Last Call; Game Plan presents “The Weight of Gold” in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day

In light of the global pandemic, athletes, coaches and sport leaders continue to navigate an ever-changing environment. Now more than ever, it’s time to talk and take a breath as every action counts towards improving our mental health.

For Bell Let’s Talk Day, Game Plan invites you to join us for an exclusive viewing of the documentary, The Weight of Gold .” The viewing is at 6:00 PM Eastern & will be followed by a 1-hour webinar on mental health and sport with the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Lead Mental Performance and Health Consultant, Dr. Karen MacNeill, a panel of experts, and Kyle Shewfelt.

Register Now: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/GamePlanBLTD2021


Looking Forward; Black History Month with Team Canada

Team Canada Athlete Stories by the Canadian Olympic School Program

Celebrating contributions made by Black Canadians in sport and to the history of our nation.

In honour of Black History Month, the Canadian Olympic School Program (COSP) will proudly celebrate the stories of 8 inspiring Team Canada athletes who have left a legacy in Canada. Through sharing these captivating stories, the COSP aims to foster an understanding and appreciation in the next generation of Canadians of the contributions made by Black Canadians to sport and to the history of our nation.

Driven by their values, commitment and quest for personal excellence, students will be inspired by some of the nation’s greatest role models and ambassadors including, Raymond Lewis, Phil Edwards, Daniel Igali, Gary Reed, Jennifer Abel, Seyi Smith, Sarah Nurse and Tammara Thibeault. 

Stay tuned for the release of the new Team Canada Athlete Stories on February 1st, 2021!


Professional Development Opportunity

The Canadian Olympic School Program is giving away 10 FREE tickets to the 2021 Physical and Health Education Virtual National Conference.

You have the opportunity to learn from over 20 Canadian PHE experts through live webinars hosted at 6pm ET from February 16 until April 15, 2021. You can join the live sessions and the “ask me anything” discussion or stream the recording later as an audio or video when the time and place is best for you.

Features 6 priority themes, including:

  • Outdoor Learning & Outdoor Education  
  • Assessment in PHE 
  • Indigenous Ways of Learning in PHE 
  • Physical Literacy & Well-Being
  • Inclusion & Equity in PHE 
  • Health Education & Well-Being 

If you are interested in attending the event, please send us an email at lmuzzo@olympic.ca prior to February 8th. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.


An ask from Health Canada; Sharing messages of encouragement through COVID-19

Working with our partners at the Federal Government, Team Canada is looking to spread the word and encourage Canadians to download the official COVID Alert app which tells users if they have been exposed to COVID-19. By letting people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear, we can all take care of ourselves and help protect our communities. The more Canadians who install the COVID Alert app on their phones, the better we can limit the spread of COVID-19. And that is where your reach and influence can play a huge role.

How you can help:

  1. Download Canada’s COVID Alert app
  2. Encourage your social media followers to do the same.

Ways to promote:

  • Several images describing the app are available to download HERE
  • Link to the two-minute “How the COVID Alert app works” video HERE
  • Your own photo or video encouraging all Canadians to download the app

Examples:

  • Join #TeamCanada in helping to limit the spread. Download the COVID Alert app. Canada.ca/coronavirus
  • It’s time to do our part as members of #TeamCanada. Download the COVID Alert app. Canada.ca/coronavirus
  • Let’s protect our communities #TeamCanada. Download the COVID Alert app today. Canada.ca/coronavirus
  • Before heading out, let’s protect our fellow members of #TeamCanada. Download the COVID Alert app. Canada.ca/coronavirus
  • Let’s do our part to keep our fellow members of #TeamCanada safe. Use the COVID Alert app to know if you may have been exposed. Canada.ca/coronavirus
  • Protect your fellow members of #TeamCanada. Use both a mask and the COVID Alert app. Canada.ca/coronavirus
  • As part of #TeamCanada, let’s all do our part to help prevent major outbreaks. Download the COVID Alert app. Canada.ca/coronavirus
  • As members of #TeamCanada, we can help keep each other safe with the push of a button. The COVID Alert app is easier to download than you think. Canada.ca/coronavirus

#StayHomeON

If you live in Ontario, the Government of Ontario would love to have your support with their current campaign #StayHomeON. It is more critical than ever that Ontarians stay home, stay safe and save lives. Help us break the deadly trend of COVID-19 transmission in our communities, hospitals, long-term care homes, and workplaces by using your social media channels to spread the word to #StayHomeON to your community of fans and followers.

How you can help:

Make use of these key messages, hashtag and post on your social feeds to encourage Ontarians to stay home, stay safe and save lives.

  • “Help stop the spread of COVID-19, staying home means saving lives.  We’re all in this together.”  
  • “For our health care workers, our essential workers and our health care system, let’s stay home and save lives.”
  • “Together we can stop the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, save lives.”
  • Please use the #StayHomeON

Check out Rosie MacLennan’s video here.

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.


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