Developing Champions For Life

Leading the way, to learn and play

What makes a child active? Running, jumping, climbing, throwing!
These abilities are the basic skills required by children to enable them to participate in sports and active leisure activities. The capacity to execute a variety of physical abilities is defined as physical literacy. A good physical literacy is at the base of success in sports and in life: it’s the key to leading an active life. Just like reading, writing or counting, physical abilities must be taught.

The Foundation recognizes the importance of teaching basic physical abilities to children, especially to those who are underprivileged, to make sure they have the necessary tools to play and be active throughout their life.

It’s with this goal in mind that the Foundation has chosen to act as the presenter of the Champions for life program, by investing $200,000 per year for the next three years to allow schools in underprivileged neighborhood to offer active workshops to 5 to 8 year-old students attending the school’s daycare service.

The association between the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the Champions for Life Foundation is first and foremost a three-year collaboration to insure the growth of the Champions for life program and its activation in about 50 schools in the province of Quebec.

It’s with this goal in mind that the Foundation has chosen to act as the presenter of the Champions for life program, by investing $200,000 per year for the next three years to allow schools in underprivileged neighborhood to offer active workshops to 5 to 8 year-old students attending the school’s daycare service.

The association between the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the Champions for Life Foundation is first and foremost a three-year collaboration to insure the growth of the Champions for life program and its activation in about 50 schools in the province of Quebec.

 

Offered for free in the registered schools, the program lasts ten weeks, with two 30-minute workshops presented after class, two to four times per week. Trained animators define clear goals and make sure kids participate and learn all movements in a fun and safe environment.

Thanks to activities and games, the kids develop their locomotor (running, jumping, hopping, galloping), object manipulation (throwing, catching, dribbling) and stability (balancing, stopping and starting) skills. Developing these skills is part of acquiring physical literacy, which is the ability to move with confidence and competence in a wide variety of sports and active leisure activities.

Just like with its BLEU BLANC BOUGE program, the Foundation encourages appropriation of the activity model by the community and will work with the Champions for Life Foundation to create a mechanism that will allow schools and their afterschool services to pursue and activate themselves the program, for medium and long term.

 

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To learn more about the Champions for Life Foundation: championsforlife.ca

Just like with its BLEU BLANC BOUGE program, the Foundation encourages appropriation of the activity model by the community and will work with the Champions for Life Foundation to create a mechanism that will allow schools and their afterschool services to pursue and activate themselves the program, for medium and long term.

 

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To learn more about the Champions for Life Foundation: championsforlife.ca