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Get Girls Active with FitSpirit

Thursday, November 14, 2019
FitSpirit motivates grade 7-12 girls in Ontario schools to become physically active and inspires them to stay active throughout their lives. Ophea is partnering with FitSpirit to promote the FitSpirit program to schools in Ontario. We all believe that all kids have the right to enjoy the lifelong...

Congratulations to the Ophea Intramural Participant Schools!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Ophea’s Raise the Bar Intramural Program has come to the end of the first year! A total of 10 schools across Ontario are recognized as a participant school for completing the 4-Step Raise the Bar Intramural Program Process! We are so impressed with the innovative and physical activity-promoting...

Less Competition + More Fun = Physical Activity for Everyone

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Intramurals welcome all students into the game! When it comes to competitive sports, some kids just get left behind. “If you’re not playing for a club team by age eight or ten, you’re rarely going to make the high school basketball team because you don’t have the skills and experience,” explains...

One A Day For Active Play: Hoop it up!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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Ophea’s One A Day For Active Play hardcopy resource includes 200 games and activities that are fun to use for active breaks, ice-breakers or to support the implementation of Daily Physical Activity. Get your hoola hoops out and have fun playing Hoop it up! This easy-to-set up activity helps...

Supporting student success with TGfU!

Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) focuses on helping students build a range of fundamental movement skills and game strategies while catering to their diverse needs and interests.The approach divides games into four categories that use common skills and tactics—invasion/territory games,...

5 Ways to Spend the Last Days of Summer Break

Thursday, August 23, 2018
It’s that time of year, Summer vacation is winding down and it’s time to get ready for the upcoming school year. But, before saying good-bye to all your favorite summer activities. It is important to take some time and enjoy the last few days of summer! In today’s blog we share five fun ways to...

5 tips to get you connected with nature this summer!

Thursday, August 2, 2018
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The weather is warm and the sun is shining. It’s the perfect time to get outside, get healthy, and get active. There are plenty of ways to enjoy summer in nature this year. Here are five suggestions. 1. Visit a provincial park: Ontario has over 280 provincial parks for you and your family to...

Build Your Own Picnic Basket!

Friday, July 13, 2018
Summer season also means picnic season! Grab the family and head to a nearby park for some summer fun. The park can be a great place for a picnic with all the grass and open space to have fun and relax. A park with a playground is a bonus when picnicking with kids, allowing them to run, climb, and...

Energize Your Family Vacation!

Thursday, June 28, 2018
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Ah … The Family Vacation. A different take on the 3 Rs: Relax, Reconnect, Rejuvenate. Oh, except maybe not the relax part. Travel, especially with young kids, can involve long, crowded and confining conditions, impacting their ability to move around. Oh, and maybe not the rejuvenate part. Because...

Exploring DPA In Action LIVE!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
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On May 4th, 2018, Ophea joined Andrea Haefele and Kelly Chatzinikolis for a Facebook Live session exploring Daily Physical Activity (DPA) In Action. The embedded recorded Facebook Live video is a follow up to the Making Sense of P/PM 138: Continuing the Conversation and Making Sense of P/PM 138:...