Congrats to our 2016 Ophea Awards and Legacy Funds Winners!
Ophea believes it is a priority to recognize excellence by honouring distinguished individuals and organizations for their significant achievements and contributions.
Each year, Ophea presents a number of awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the fields of health, physical activity and health & physical education.
The Ophea Award of Distinction is presented to an individual who is a leader in the successful advancement of healthy, active living opportunities for children and youth in Ontario school communities. This year’s recipient is Brenda Whitteker.
The Ophea Award for Outstanding Contribution recognizes an individual, group, or organization for their exemplary contribution to the lives of children and youth in the areas of health and physical education, health and physical activity promotion, advocacy, and/or community development. This year’s recipients are Carolyn Temertzoglu and Dave Lyons.
The PHE Canada Dr. Andy Anderson Young Professional Award is presented to one professional per province that best epitomizes exemplary work on behalf of the physical and health education profession. Selection of the award recipient is made by a PHE Canada representative in each province or territory. This year’s recipient is Matthew Stewart.
Ophea Legacy Funds
Ophea’s two Legacy Funds exist to commemorate the contribution of leaders in the field of Health and Physical Education.
Through the Deb Courville Education Fund, we are working to provide an educational subsidy to support professional development opportunities for beginning teachers with a passion for health and physical education. This year’s recipients are Natasha Davey and Jillian Janzen.
Through the Don Young Innovator Fund, we are working to provide an educational subsidy to support professional development opportunities for an educator or public health professional who has demonstrated an innovative approach for motivating students and/or devising an innovative approach to instruction or program development related to Health and Physical Education. This year’s recipient is Petja Tavaissalo.
Don’t forget to join us in celebrating and honouring Ophea’s award winners, volunteers, and past presidents at our wine and cheese event taking place Thursday, October 20th at 3:30pm in Niagara Falls, ON as part of our annual Ophea Conference.