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Community, KidsMove, Youth Development
Fortius to kick off 2018/19 KidsMove Schools program
September 28, 2018 | by Fortius Sport and Health

After successfully delivering 70 KidsMove sessions for seven Burnaby elementary schools in the 2017/18 year, KidsMove Schools returns next week, with ninety sessions planned for eight schools.

The program will start with Morley, Aubrey and Seaforth Elementary schools attending the ten week program. Starting in January, Douglas Road, Cascade Heights and Stoney Creek will participate. In April we will welcome Glenwood and Lyndhurst schools, as well as two more groups from Douglas Road and Cascade Heights.

“We are really pleased to have a great group of students and teachers this year” said Andy Price, Fortius Foundation Executive Director. “We’ll be welcoming some new students from our friends at Douglas Road, as well as introducing a whole new group of schools to the program. This year we are especially pleased to be providing more resources for teachers to continue to deliver the principles of the program in the classroom.”

“The KidsMove Schools program is a unique and innovative program focused on helping students in the Burnaby community learn to enjoy being active and participate in sports and other physical activities” said Peter Dubinsky, Director of Instruction for the Burnaby School District. “When we began this partnership, our trustees asked that it be accessible for our students with special needs, and Fortius has done a wonderful job creating an inclusive learning environment for all students.”

The KidsMove Schools program was launched in 2017, and is provided at no cost to Burnaby Schools, ensuring that children from all economic backgrounds can attend. The program is funded by the Fortius Foundation and the Steve Nash Foundation.

Watch this video to see the program in action and what the students learned from participating last year!