Albertans are making great strides to make
their communities healthy and active through two
Communities Choose Well educates, empowers
and recognizes communities across the province for
efforts to promote healthier living to their residents.
The program is funded by Alberta Health and
Wellness and managed by the Alberta Recreation
and Parks Association (ARPA).
ACE (Active, Creative, Engaged) Communities,
also an ARPA initiative, is designed for rural
quality of life.
have undertaken through these programs:
are making a
in their own
Family Day Fun Fest is an annual event hosted by
the city’s Family Leisure Centre and includes free
swimming and public skating, in addition to displays
with information about healthy living.
The Crib drop-in centre was opened four evenings
a week for kids ages 10 to 17. It offers a safe
place to spend time and relax, with activities such
as pool, foosball and board games, in addition to
organized programs and events.
ALEXIS NAKOTA FIRST NATION
In the summer and fall of 2010, the Recreation
Advisory Circle of the Alexis Nakota First Nation
surveyed residents about recreational preferences
and involvement, and gathered suggestions for
to the community—for a song. The 2010/2011
shows were $15 each and featured Juno-winning
roots musician Bill Bourne, and Musaeus, a string
quartet of musicians from the Lethbridge
a campaign to buy Christmas decorations for village
streets. Their efforts included a bottle drive and
individual donations. Funds were also raised through
Longstock, the village’s music and arts festival.