Personal Case for Riding the West LRT

After last weekend's grand opening of the new West LRT in Calgary, the line started regular operation early Monday morning. Being fortunate enough to have a home office, I didn't have to join the morning rush. It was a few minutes before 11 o'clock before I started the 2 km walk to a nearby station…

Comprehensive Wellness – First Steps

This post provides a summary of key messages from keynote and workshop speakers at the Alberta School Boards' Association October 2012 Conference: Time for a Student Health Revolution, as well as some food for thought for parents. I had the opportunity to share the key messages at a School Council* meeting last night. I carefully…

Comprehensive Wellness Conference

In October, I attended a 2-day conference on student comprehensive wellness. Since the School Council paid my registration fee, I undertook to bring back the key messages from the conference and to lead a discussion around what parents would like to see happening at the school in terms of student comprehensive wellness. At the next…

2012 Western Canadian Tournament of Champions

Mrs. GeoK and the GeoKids have been students of taekwondo since 2002. In addition to learning practical self-defence skills, taekwondo provides a great mix of cardio, flexibility and balance training while improving overall conditioning. The sport is multi-dimensional and requires skills development across four main areas: self-defence, poomse (set patterns of basic attack and defence…