Date: Saturday, Mar 9, 2019

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Off Campus

Nanoose Place Community Centre
2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay

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Explore the role of Physical Literacy as the foundation for active and meaningful participation in society

Presenter: Dr. Dean Kriellaars

About the talk: If there’s someone in this country who knows physical literacy, it’s Dr. Dean Kriellaars. The exercise physiologist advocates tirelessly for it because of the positive impact it can have on our society. “Learning to move is as important as reading and writing skills, and the ability to work with numbers,” he says. Physical literacy refers to the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. Kriellaars puts it simply: “Physical literacy is the foundation for active and meaningful participation in society.”

About the presenter: Dr. Dean Kriellaars is a faculty member of the School of Medical Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the Spinal Cord Research Centre and a scientist of the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. His Human Performance Laboratory has numerous students and staff directed to undertaking research on exercise, physical activity and obesity. Dr. Kriellaars has been awarded two major university teaching awards, as well as national and international awards for scientific research and innovation. Dr. Kriellaars has received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for his community work. In 2007, he was named as the co-chair of the Premiers Council on Health Living for the province of Manitoba. He was awarded the Healthy Living Award (2007) for his outstanding activities in building community wellness in the province of Manitoba. As Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Kriellaars works in rehabilitation and high performance sport. He trains athletes of all ability levels, educates health care professionals, coaches, trainers, and educators about physical literacy and healthy lifestyles, and has pioneered programs that have been adopted internationally.

$10 cash/person at the door
Free under 18

Nanoose Place Community Centre
2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay

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