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The Coey Communicator

Healthy Schools Projects

Please find information on upcoming Healthy Schools initiatives MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY AND BUILDING BRIDGES as well as a number of youth oriented community events and resources!



  1. Move for Health Day - Healthy Schools (all grades)
  2. Building Bridges Conference - Healthy Schools (grades 6 & 7)
  3. YouthLines Writing Contest (ages 12-20)
  4. Energy and Environment Calendar Club Art Contest (ages 6-13)
  5. Explorations Grant (all grades)
  6. 2006 Youth Initiatives Grant (grades 8-12)
  7. 2006 School Recognition Awards (all grades)
  8. 2006 Youth Now Awards (ages 11-24)
  9. Peer Helper Workshop on Mental Illness (grades 8-12)
  10. Dreamseed Community Action Gathering (grades 9-12)
  11. Youth Can Change the World Fair (Family event)
  12. 2006 Change Conference for Youth (grades 8-12)
  13. A Forum on Youth and Alcohol (grades 9-12)
  14. Interactive Theatre on Homophobia and Transphobia (open to all)
  15. Victoria Film Video Festival (ages 7-15)
  16. Earth to Clean Air Day (all grades)
  17. The SpecTAGular National School Challenge (all grades)
  18. Eat Well Get Moving School Health Challenge (all grades)
  19. Rock the World (all grades)
  20. Talks on the Heart of Leadership (8-12)
  21. Parenting Course - Dr. Allison Rees (parents)
  22. RespectED Training (adults)





 a wonderful opportunity to increase and celebrate physical fitness by encouraging students to safely walk or bicycle to school

OR organize a school event that gets your students moving!


If you choose to celebrate, please register your event with the Healthy Schools Program by emailing   by Friday April 28, 2006.  Participating schools will be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate for a sports store of their choice or intermunicipal recreation centre pass prizes.


Elementary schools only: If you would like Get Moving B.C. shoelaces (while supplies last) and/or Walk, Roll, Bike, Safe! That's the Way to Go! stickers for your students please indicate the number required in your registration reply.


For more information about the event province wide, visit and click on the "Recreation and Parks" tab at the top, then "Recreation", then "Move for Health Day".

For activity ideas, contact Way to Go! at, 388-0781, or visit

Visit for pedestrian, bicycle or driver safety materials.




We have another exciting conference lined up for this year!!

Our Keynote Speaker is Riley Inge

Veteran Motown singer and recording artist Riley Inge brings his anti-bullying message to students

through rap music, videos, humour and audience participation!


Workshops for students to choose from include:

Orienteering, So you Wanna be a Rapper, Cartoonz Fun, African Drumming, Belly Dancing, Break Dancing, Friends through Thick and Thin, Let's Talk about Drugs, Power of Hope, How to Talk so your Parents will Listen, Eat to Stay Healthy and Fit, Get Connected, Get Involved. 

Schools are invited to send a maximum of 20 students; cost is $10 per student (covers snacks and lunch).


For more information or a registration form contact the Healthy Schools Program 360-4359 or email





3. YOUTHLINES, a youth created and produced Victoria magazine, is having a WRITING CONTEST with $200 in cash prizes.  YouthLines Magazine is sponsored by the NEED Crisis & Information Line. The writing contest is open to anyone 12 to 20 years. Submissions are invited in the following categories: the environment, poetry, short stories and social issues. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31st. For more information contact  

4. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT CALENDAR CLUB ART CONTEST is a fun and educational activity to engage teachers and students (ages 6-13) in issues related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change. For more information, check out: teachers/teachers.cfm? PrintView=N&Text=N. Schools must submit artwork to their Provincial Coordinator by April 1st.


2010 Legacies Now and the Ministry of Education are currently accepting applications for the second year of Explorations Summer Camps. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for camps throughout the province in the areas of arts and sport and recreation. Applications are encouraged from eligible school districts and public schools in British Columbia if they can demonstrate: 

1. That students currently have few opportunities to receive quality experiences in arts or sport & recreation due to issues of Access (geographically remote from existing resources and opportunities) and/or Equity (other barriers to existing resources and opportunities)

2. A commitment to developing community partnerships

3. A connection of the camp program to BC Curriculum in fine arts or physical education

Applications and guidelines can be downloaded from