ANNUAL INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Since this year's CIRA conference has been postponed due COVID restrictions, the decision has been made not to present our annual individual awards. The executive looks forward to presenting the Doyle-Harkness Award, Rising Professional Award, John Byl Lifetime Achievement Award, and Honourary Award when it is safe for all of us to get together once again.
During these unique times, the CIRA executive has decided to still reward schools that have adapted to the situation and found a way to run a robust intramural program. Schools that have provided intramural programming for their school community are encouraged to apply for the Outstanding Intramural Achievement Award.
Application deadline is April 15, 2021.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE LOCATION
For years, we have been proud to host our annual conference at Geneva Park near Orillia. We have recently learned that the YMCA has initiated the sale of Geneva Park. We are currently considering a number of new locations for our conference. We need to find a location that has accommodations, dining facilities, and a variety of spaces that allow for active workshops.
CIRA Ontario is a registered charity whose mission is to encourage, promote and develop active living, healthy lifestyles and personal growth through intramural and recreational programs within the education and recreation communities.
Staying Healthy and Active at Home
CIRA Ontario understands the difficult time we are in as educators, parents and students. In order to assist the onerous task of staying active at home CIRA Ontario has prepared a series of video links and games to be used by anyone, anywhere.
Watch CIRA Ontario President Chris Wilson on CHCH Morning Live
Tim Bolen is kicking off a new week with some new ideas for you to entertain the kids. He got ideas for outside games and activities with CIRA Ontario.
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Lunch and break times provide an ideal opportunity for safe, structured and fun activities to engage all children and help meet recommended guidelines for all children to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Active playgrounds result in a reduction in break time incidents and accidents as well as a reduction in senior management time spent dealing with accidents and behaviour problems.
Daily physical activity is a critical component of making sure that publicly funded schools in Ontario are healthy places to learn. Studies have shown that when the physical health and well-being of students is supported, their academic achievement improves as well.
DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Physical literacy encompasses the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that establishes purposeful physical pursuits as an integral part of their lifestyle.
Recreational dance refers to any form of dance that is done primarily for its social, educational or health benefits. According to the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, dance is among the 12 favourite recreational activities for Canadians of all ages.
HEALTHY and SAFE PARTICIPATION
Healthy and safe participation includes the use protective equipment, supervision, water and sun safety, slips, trips and falls, age appropriateness, communicable diseases and illnesses, hydration, weather and risk assessment.
Partners in Healthy Active Play