raising healthier generations starts here - raise the bar

Cardel Place is on a mission -- to raise healthier generations in north-central Calgary and beyond.

Physical inactivity is the number one global health challenge, especially among children. In Canada alone, 1 in 4 kids are either obese or overweight, putting them at risk for serious health problems. Why? Because kids aren't reaching the minimum 60 minutes of physical activity recommended per day.

Cardel Place's Raise the Bar campaign was launched to increase physical activity among kids, families and whole communities. We're offering ourselves as a working model pioneering local solutions and demonstrating how Canada's public recreation sector can-and must-do more to get people of all ages to live more active lives.

The result? Healthy young people are more apt to grow up to be strong leaders while maintaining healthy habits, likely resulting in reduced healthcare costs, increased workforce productivity and stronger communities.

But we can't do it all by ourselves; we need your assistance. Join Cardel Place and the numerous groups and individuals who share our passion and beliefs, as we:

  • Raise generations of healthy Canadians
  • Strengthen Calgary's north-central communities
  • Become a national leader in child and youth physical activity
  • Champion Canada's public recreation sector and its critical role in creating a healthier, stronger and more productive nation

The first of many Raise the Bar initiatives -- The Child and Youth Action Research Project, has been developed in association with Mount Royal Universitywith funding support from the Flames Foundation for Life.

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Get Involved: raisethebar@cardelplace.com

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Register your child for our action research
project focused on increasing young
peoples’ physical activity.

calgary herald

february 24, 2012
Researchers to tackle
'physical therapy' of kids

metro news

february 23, 2012
Raise the Bar launched
in Calgary

mount royal university

february 24, 2012
MRU Raising the Bar