- CAAWS PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
- CAAWS RECOGNIZES FIVE YOUNG WOMEN WITH PASSION FOR SPORT
- NEW RESOURCES: CAAWS CS4L SUPPLEMENTS
- SPORTS DAY IN CANADA
- IAPESGW’S 17TH WORLD CONGRESS WEBSITE
- NATIONAL SENIORS DAY
- STRONG GIRLS, STRONG CANADA: LEADERS FROM THE START
- UPCOMING EVENTS
1. CAAWS PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
Take an active role as a CAAWS Board Member!
CAAWS is seeking statements of interest from individuals who
are interested in potentially joining its Board of Directors.
The elected member(s) will serve a two-year term, starting
in November, 2012. For more information, click here.
CAAWS Strategic Plan Survey. CAAWS is developing
its 2013-2017 strategic plan and is inviting key stakeholders
to complete the following survey. The survey should take only
a few minutes of your time, depending on how much you want
to share with us.
Thanks in advance for helping CAAWS ensure that our programs
and services are meeting the needs of girls and women in sport
and physical activity. Click here to access the survey. Survey will close October
Canadian Active After School Partnership (CAASP)
Continues. CAAWS, along with the other partners involved
with CAASP, are excited to announce the continuation of this
important initiative designed to increase the quality of after
school programming to promote healthy living amongst Canadian
children and youth. Funding until February 2014 has been confirmed
from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
2. CAAWS RECOGNIZES FIVE YOUNG WOMEN
WITH PASSION FOR SPORT AND COMMUNITY
this month, CAAWS announced the five recipients of the 2012
Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Memorial Scholarship.
This scholarship was established in honour of Stacey Levitt,
a superior athlete and top student who was struck and killed
by a car while jogging on August 30th, 1995. The recipients
of this year’s award are from various regions of Canada
but all share a passion for sport, serve as role models in
their communities, and believe in empowering others to lead
healthy, active lives.
Chelsea Donelon, Edmonton, Alta. – Sit Skiing/Para-Swimming
Erin Mielzynski, Collingwood, Ont. – Alpine Skiing
Robyn Millson, Simcoe, Ont. - Hockey
Lisa Nakajima, Delta, B.C. - Judo
Alana Nicklin, Pondstream, N.B. - Ringette
Congratulations to all the 2012 Stacey Levitt Women and Sport
Memorial Scholarship recipients!
To read the recipients’ full bios, visit http://caaws.ca/e/article.cfm?ID=4538
3. NEW RESOURCES: CAAWS CS4L SUPPLEMENTS
A number of targeted one-pagers are now available to assist
parents, educators, community coaches and leaders, high performance
coaches, and Provincial/Territorial, National and Multi-Sport
Organizations take action to improve the Canadian sport and
physical activity system for women and girls.
The new resources provide recommendations based on findings
in CAAWS’ new Actively Engaging Women and Girls:
Addressing the Psycho-Social Factors resource, released
at the 2012 CS4L Summit. To download the supplements and the
full resource visit: http://www.caaws.ca/ActivelyEngaging/
4. SPORTS DAY IN CANADA
29, 2012 is Sports Day in Canada - a national celebration
of sport at all levels, in communities across the country.
Why not build on the excitement and plan a special
event for girls and women in your community?!
Event ideas, an event manual, and promotional tools (posters,
e-blasts, media kit) are available online. Register soon and
they’ll ship you a FREE event celebration kit with materials
such as banners, tattoos and posters, while supplies last.
Plus, your event could be featured on the CBC Sports broadcast,
airing on Saturday, September 29.
For details and to register an event, please visit www.cbcsports.ca/sportsday.
For questions, please contact Kasey Liboiron, Project Manager,
at 613 521 9533 x3219 or email@example.com.
5. IAPESGW’S 17TH WORLD
IAPESGW (International Association of Physical Education and
Sport for Girls and Women) Congress is to be held in Havana,
Cuba April 10th - 13th 2013.
For more info: http://iapesgw2013.inder.cu/index.php/en/
Abstract submission date is November 1/ 2012.
6. NATIONAL SENIORS
October 1 is National Seniors Day, a day
when individuals and communities across Canada join together
to honour and celebrate seniors. CAAWS has been coordinating
the Physical Activity for Women 55-70+ Project since 2005
over the years we have collected a number of great ideas you
might want to try- organize an event, start a program or plan
to recognize and amazing women in your community. For ideas
please go to: www.caaws.ca/women55plus
For more information on National Seniors Day check out their
website at: www.seniors.gc.ca
7. STRONG GIRLS, STRONG CANADA: LEADERS
FROM THE START
This coming October, Canada celebrates the first International
Day of the Girl and Women’s History
Month 2012. This year’s theme gives Canadians
the opportunity to recognize girls as leaders and to celebrate
the leadership role girls have played in Canadian history.
From girl guides to hockey players and from entrepreneurs
to community organizers, girls have been Leaders from
the Start. There is also a growing recognition around
the world that support for girls and their basic human rights
is key for healthy communities. In other words, Strong Girls
will help build a Strong Canada that is safe, innovative and
During October, girl's roles and achievements in Canada's
history and development will be highlighted, as well as the
challenges and opportunities girls have faced over time. October
11, 2012 marks the world's first International
Day of the Girl. This day aims to make a difference
in the lives of girls and young women as citizens and powerful
voices of change within their families, their communities
and their nations.
The new poster, ways to celebrate and facts about Canadian
girls in history will be coming soon to http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/dates/whm-mhf/index-eng.html.
8. UPCOMING EVENTS
CAAWS is not hosting any workshops and/or presentations in
the coming weeks, the following events may be of interest:
Bay St. George Aboriginal Girls and Women’s
Leadership Retreat – Join CAAWS, Motivate Canada
and the Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle of Newfoundland
and Labrador on September 29th in St. Georges for a one day
leadership development workshop. Life mapping for youth leaders,
a Fundamental Movement Skills workshop for adults, and plenty
of time together to talk about how to increase opportunities
for girls and women, will provide the foundation for a fun
and valuable day. For more information click here.
NCCP Women-Only Workshop – Coaching
Nova Scotia will deliver a Women’s Only NCCP Multisport
Competition Introduction Part B workshop this coming October.
Hosted at Acadia University, the workshop will run from October
19-21, 2012 and consists of the following three modules: Design
a Basic Sport Program, Teaching and Learning, and Basic Mental
Skills. The two-day course will be facilitated by Ann Dodge
and features keynote speaker Natasha Burgess, Canada~Snowboard
Sport Development Manager and Atlantic Freestyle Development
Coach, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. Registration
is now open for this FREE workshop. For more information,
Congratulations to our female athletes and coaches who participated
in the London 2012 Paralympic Games! All of these women were
an inspiration and deserve great credit for their accomplishments.
UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have
signed a partnership agreement which will promote
women’s empowerment through sports. The partnership
lays the groundwork for future collaborations to promote the
participation of women in sport and physical activity, and
advance gender equality and sustainable development in line
with the millennium Development Goals. For more information
about this partnership, click here.
Canadian Blind Sports is pleased to announce the appointment
by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) of Janice
Dawson, Canadian Blind Sports High Performance Head
Coach, to the IBSA Goalball Sub-Committee. Ms. Dawson’s
appointment will be until the Sub-Committee is renewed in
Canada’s two-time Olympic medalist in cross-country
Skiing, Beckie Scott, has been appointed
to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) prestigious
In the Loop celebrates women’s accomplishments in the
sport and physical activity community. Send career notices,
changes, awards and recognitions to CAAWS c/o firstname.lastname@example.org
to be included in the next issue.
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