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>>Funding athletes means more than just medals: Investment in sport benefits everyone (Mar, 2006)
[While we celebrate the recent sport achievements of Canadian athletes], it is also necessary to challenge our assumptions about how and why these results were achieved, and whether they can be replicated, particularly if we want to be No. 1 in 2010 and beyond...We believe two changes are needed. First is acceptance by the provincial legislature of the Sport Plan for Alberta originally presented in 2000. The second need is an Alberta Sport Fund not unlike the Alberta Arts Stabilization Fund. Read the full article here
>>Activation Alberta schools every day - helping schools implement daily physical activity (Dec, 2005)
This article from the Alberta Centre for Active Living gives an update on daily physical activity in Alberta's schools.
>>Alberta government invests $600,000 into modernizing ski jumping training centre in Calgary (Oct, 2005)
The Alberta Government injected $600,000 into the Ski Jumping Training Centre at CODA’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, a critical investment that will provide Canada’s ski jumping and nordic combined athletes with a place to train at home leading up to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
Read the full news release here
>>Alberta's sports and recreation deserve their own cut of the province's oil windfall (Sep 17, 2005)
Read this great column by the Calgary Herald's Bruce Dowbiggen. Bruce writes an open letter to Premier Ralph Klein about the sad state of provincial funding to sport. Read the full article here. (Calgary Herald) 
>>The Economic Impact of Sport in Calgary
The results are in and they are impressive! The Calgary Sport Council has written a summary of the study commissioned as part of the development of Calgary's Civic Sport Policy. “The results are huge!” says Daryl Leinweber, Chair of the Calgary Sport Council. “ Calgary is a young, vibrant city and this report refers to how activity, and being active, can generate an incredible economic impact.” Read the summary article here
>>The Socio-cultural Impact of Sport in Calgary 
The Calgary Sport Council has also summarized the recent report on the Social and Cultural Benefits of Sport in Calgary. "The report showed our sport community is expanding and thriving,” says Dale Henwood , President of the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary and Chair of Sport Alberta. “There are so many different opportunities for people of all ages, ability levels and backgrounds.” Read the article summary here
>>Buying lunch at school leads to weight problems (Sep 13, 2005)
Kids who buy their lunch at school are more likely to be overweight than kids who bring their lunch from home, says a new University of Alberta study.
Read the full article here. (Calgary Herald)
>>Obesity rates in Canada (July 6, 2005)
Obesity rates among children and adults have increased substantially during the past 25 years, according to new results from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)
Read the full article here. (Statistics Canada)
>>Canadian children get Fs in phys-ed (May 26, 2005)
A new evaluation of children's fitness gives Canada a failing grade, the head of a national charity devoted to boosting healthy living said Thursday. The report by Active Healthy Kids Canada gave Canada a D average on its report card and found that less than half of the country's children are active enough for good health.
(CBC News)
>>Sport benefits health and social skills (May 26, 2005)
Across the city, thousands of Calgary kids are playing a variety of sports including soccer and baseball, and what's more, it's good for them. Studies show children have to be active every day. Physical activity stimulates growth and leads to improved physical and emotional health. Read the full article here. (Neighbours, Calgary Herald)
>>How parents, teachers can help counter child obesity (May 5, 2005)
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Canada for which there is no vaccine or antibiotic, but parents and teachers can help fight it by setting a good example, a conference heard Thursday. For generations, children have lived longer and better than their parents. Childhood obesity could reverse the trend.
Read the full article here. (CBC News)
>>Californian's weight hikes medical costs, hinders productivity (April, 2005)
Overweight, obese and inactive Californians cost $21.7 billion annually in medical care, workers' compensation and lost productivity, according to a study commissioned by the California Department of Health Services. Read the full article here. (Union Tribune)
>>Addressing Obesity and Physical Inactivity in Canadian Children: National Study Shows it Can Be Done (March, 2005)
A study released today showed that Canadian children can achieve healthy levels of daily physical activity, regardless of socio-economic status, if parents and teachers encourage the principles laid out in Canada's Physical Guides for Children and Youth. Read the full article here.
>>How to get kids moving: improving school phys-ed (Aug 31, 2004)
Overweight, obese and inactive Californians cost $21.7 billion annually in medical care, workers' compensation and lost productivity, according to a study commissioned by the California Department of Health Services. Read the full article here. (CBC News)
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