AMA Youth Run Club Ambassador Inspires Youth in Peerless Lake

15 Tips from AMA Youth Run Club Participants ​​​​​​​

April 9, 2018 These AMA Youth Run Club participants have at least a year of running under their belts and they have some great tips to offer new runners! 1. “Wear good running shoes.” – Emily, Grade 5, Forest Green School 2. “Always look where you are going so you don’t crash into anything.” –…
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AMA Youth Run Club Ambassador Inspires Youth in Peerless Lake

February 26, 2018 Written by: Sissy Thiessen, Resiliency Coordinator, Ever Active Schools Earlier this month, AMA Youth Run Club Ambassador and World Indigenous Games gold medalist runner Rilee Manybears traveled from Siksika Nation to visit Peerless Lake School. Rilee showed staff and students his episode of the “Failure Way” video series, which tells his incredible story…
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AMA Youth Run Club heads north for its 2016-17 season-end event

June 15, 2017 Submitted by: Vanda Killeen, Alberta Medical Association Fort McMurray’s MacDonald Island Park buzzed with activity, as over 300 Fort McMurray students, teachers and families gathered to celebrate physical activity and Canada’s 150th birthday, with the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club’s end-of-season Fun Run; an event that was featured on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List national…
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A Different Kind of Run Club

March 9, 2016 Watch the CTV feature here! Submitted by: Lauren Walker Richard Secord students flock to school early on Tuesday and Thursday mornings!  Why?  They’re all excited get active before school!  Students participate in a variety of activities that change each day.  We run in the halls, play cooperative games, work out with kids fitness…
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AMA Youth Run Club – David Thompson High School Style

February 24, 2016 By: Mike Horembala We started the Run Club at David Thompson High School in a challenging environment. We are a small school located in west central Alberta. Our first challenge was location. We are located on a highway surrounded by farmland and gravel roads so we had a few options for where to…
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Harry Potter Running Club

November 19, 2015 Mattie McCullough Elementary School By AMA Youth Run Club Champion Kelly Roslinsky Last spring, students, staff and parents from Mattie McCullough Elementary School had the opportunity to take part in our “Harry Potter Running Club” which was organized by our Ever Active Team. All students from grade 1-5 were invited to participate…
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Run Club Tips: A Doctor’s Journey & Advice

September 2, 2015 AMA Youth Run Club Blog – Aug. 4/15 By Dr. Kim Kelly As I recover from today’s 2-mile run, I consider my recent interest in running. It all began when I got involved as an assistant coach with my son’s AMA Youth Run Club at Belgravia Elementary in the spring of 2013.…
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AMA Youth Run Club – Benefits Beyond the Basics…

June 3, 2015 Submitted by Tim Berret, AMA Youth Run Club Ambassador As a parent, athlete, researcher, and promoter of physical activity, when my children started attending Westglen School in Edmonton, I was keen to ensure that, along with their peers, they enjoyed the benefits associated with being active. When I grew up (in England), I was fortunate…
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Connecting the AMA Youth Run Club and Comprehensive School Health

April 10, 2015 Research shows a positive relationship between physical activity and improved academic performance in students. When schools create a healthy environment that supports physical activity, healthy eating and positive social environments it is amazing how students within that environment flourish and feel a sense of success. The AMA Youth Run Club supports physical…
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Physical Literacy, Running and the AMA Youth Run Club

March 30, 2015 By: Megan McKinlay, Resident blogger, Physical Literacy Coordinator & Southern Alberta AMA YRC Coordinator Physical activity is a lot more fun when we’re physically literate. If kids (and adults!) have the skills they need, they can engage with poise and confidence in any activity they choose. Being physically fit doesn’t necessarily mean…
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