Community Events 

These organizations were the winners of a Physical Activity kit and games Jigga Jumps from the Campaign Have a ball together! 
City Organization Description
Atikokan Rainbow Day Care Centre & Sundog Best Start Hub The Sundog Best Start Hub, Rainbow Day Care Centre, and Northwestern Health Unit hosted a Harvest Dinner, and "Chicken Dance" on Thursday October 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 at the Rainbow Family Centre.
Collingwood E3 Community Services Inc.- OYEC  Hosting an activity in the Healthy Active Living program for children and their parents.
Dryden Dryden Best Start Hub At our Best Start Hub, an obstacle course has been set up. We will encourage parents to participate with the children. The Have A Ball Together resources will be provided. We will feature our active play library books and toys that families may borrow to continue the "fun" at home.
Fort Frances Fort Frances Nursery School The Fort Frances Nursery School is a non-profit organization that offers 8, 2-1/2 hour programs for children 2-5. The nursery school operates mon-thurs from Sept-june, during these sessions the children are encouraged to take part in morning srteches as well as going to the gym for bike riding, balls, and clibmers.
Fort Frances Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start Progam The Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start Program did host an activity with a Personal Trainer coming to our center to do outside physical activities with our students and staff at a local park ("Workout at the Park"). We took the students for a "River Walk" as our center is located along the riverfront in our community and we will walk from our center to the Marina and back.
Ignace Ignace Nursery School /Ignace Best Start Hub Munchkin Music and Movement Program is a physical activity program geared around children ages 2-5 years and to include parent/caregivers as participants. The program will engage children and parent/caregivers by using songs, rhymes, music and props such and scarfs, musical instruments, dance, etc.
Killaloe Community Resource Centre (Killaloe) 123 Go! is a 6-week program that promotes physical activity and healthy practices for children 3-6 years old with their parents and caregivers. The hour and half program includes: - group physical activities that help to develop balance, throwing/catching, climbing, jumping/hopping and crawling/creeping/scooting skills - interactive circle activities that focus on topics such as healthy bodies, healthy food, healthy emotions, healthy self-image, and healthy minds. - relaxation activities (Mini-MmindMasters) - healthy snack and story
Kingston Kingston Gets Active Circuit activities for families as well as educational events for parents, PE educators
Lindsay HKPR District Health Unit Our Health Unit is involved in organizing an annual Family Gala event that targets families with children ages 0-6. This event includes activities for families to participate in, a healthy lunch, entertainment and many educational displays and materials. I provide physical activity information each year for parents attending and am excited to have this campaign material to promote to parents this year.
Matheson Brighter Futures/Ontario Early Years Brighter Futures/Ontario Early Years aim to encourage physical activity, and have offered some activities in the past (such as Have a Ball, Jigga Jum[p) to this end. We have incorporated physical activity as part of interactive play scheduled bi-weekly, as a new way to encourage and teach parents to establish physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Moosonee Ontario Early Years Centre "Dine & Dash" The Ontario Early Years Centre will be the host. The event will be on October 30th. Lots of new gym equipment will be available for families to play together with. Family gym time encourages physical interaction between parents/caregivers/children and siblings.
Peterborough Peterborough County-City Health Unit The Peterborough County-City Health Unit had a display and handed out "Have a Ball" resources during the Play to Learn Program drop-in from 9:30-12pm at the Peterborough Family Resource Centre/Ontario Early Years Centre on October 14, 2009. They also ran several radio ads on local radio stations over a two-week period.
Peterborough Peterborough Family Resource Centre The Health Unit will visit with a display and educate parents about the campaign and the importance of physical activity.
Picton Prince Edward Child Care Services We currently offer a Busy Feet program at QE school on Wed. nights from 5 to 7 we feel there is a need to have a similar physical activity program in Wellington. Through this Wed. evening event at QE school we will promote something happening in Wellington. We hope to offer this special evening event during our Busy Feet program at QE school, Barker St. Picton on Wed. Oct. 28 from 5 to 7. We will take registration for the Wellington group to start.
Sudbury YMCA Sudbury We are part of a Catch program with our older groups. This is a program that takes away winners and losers. It also make all the children be active the whole time the games are being played. The YMCA had developed this program and is introducing it to different sites all around Canada.
Sundridge Hands Hands Beginnings Growing Up Group South River Early Years Center Fall Nature Walk with a Fall Scavenger Hunt October 8, 2009 beginning at 11:00a.m.
Thunder Bay Thunder Bay District Health Unit This event will be hosted by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit in collaboration with one of our local Best Start Hubs and the Lakehead Public School Board. The Best Start Hub is located out of a school and we will be utilizing the gymnasium of this school for our event. There will be approximately eight-ten stations, mainly physical activity stations, but one or two nutrition stations to model healthy eating as well. The event will be held in early November, however we are still waiting for confirmation from the school as they have just started up for the new year. The event will be approximately 11/2 hours in length, starting at 10:30am.
Timmins Porcupine Health Unit Discover all available services and programs within our community for your family and children aged 0 to 6. Receive essential information regarding your child’s development and well- being during this community fair. Join the Growing Health Families team from the Porcupine Health Unit for fun and activities. Hearst (OEYC) - September 30th from 10:00am to 1:00pm Kapuskasing (Golf Course) - October 1st from 2:30pm to 5:30pm Iroquois Falls (OEYC) - October 7th (time to be determined) Cochrane (Tim Horton Centre)- October 8th from 9:30am to 11:00am Timmins (Centennial Hall) - October 14th from 9:30am to 11:30am
Toronto Claude Watson School for the Arts Toronto Districk School Board Physical Activities with 4 and 5 yr olds children in our school.
West Lorne West Elgin Community Health Centre The 11th annual Fall Family Fun Night will be held Monday, October 26th from 5:00-7:30pm at the Rodney Recreation Centre. It is an event for children and their parents to come out and enjoy a celebration of family and halloween fun.


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Have a ball together!   Raising Healthy Kids is Child’s Play
October 2009



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