Monday, June 17, 2013
The Kinette Park was developed in partnership with the City of Lethridge, the Lethbridge Kinette Club and Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area. The park opened in September 2012 and is available for free access to anyone over the age of 12 years. The instructional video demonstrates the proper use of the equipment for a full body workout.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The steps for turning a patch of grass into a garden bed are as follows:
Lay out your plot – this can be curved into any shape that appeals to you. A garden hose can be used to define the shape of your plot.
Dig holes for bushes or trees at this point. If you are planting something that requires an acidic soil (such as blueberries, enhance the hole with coffee grounds. Plant the bushes and trees.
Over this spread compost. Add more leaves and grass clippings.
Top the whole works with a thick layer of rich soil to which has been added compost or well rotted manure. We used potting soil from Bos Sod that was already enhanced with compost and manure. For 100 square feet you will need 1 to 1.5 cubic feet of soil. The rake was used to spread the soil around the plants. Hands are also a tool and be prepared to get dirty.
Water well. Enjoy.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Does the Built Environment Influence Health?
Challenging the influence of the built environment on sedentary living
The Alberta Centre for Active Living, Mount Royal University and the Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area are proud to co-sponsor this important half-day Physical Activity Forum in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge.
The recent literature in public health and health promotion implies that the built environment influences physical activity and through that, individual health. Although this concept seems reasonable, we need to be able to test it.
This presentation will address the challenges of including the study of physical activity patterns in the context of disciplines where there is little history of doing this. Dr. Doyle Baker will make particular reference to the relationship between sedentary behaviour and the built environment.
When: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
To register, contact Dianne Livingstone
email@example.com or 403-320-4768
Register early, as seating is limited! There is no cost for this event.
Dr. Doyle-Baker is a doctor of Public Health, and an associate professor at the University of Calgary, in both the Faculty of Kinesiology and Environmental Design. Her research is in the field of clinical exercise physiology and her lab group is passionate about primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and obesity. Her students' skills set revolve around analyzing the impact of energy expenditure on blood and bone biomarkers.
Dr. Doyle-Baker is a mother of three boys and enjoys writing, public speaking, and playing ice hockey. She is known for her engaging style of speaking.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Given the opportunity, you would probably choose to live in a beautiful natural environment. You would prefer to eat healthy, locally grown organic food. You would feel good about supporting other species and would enjoy seeing them in your yard. Along with countless others, you are likely looking for ways to do your part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to conserve life-giving resources like water and healthy soil. You may be about ready to chuck your gas powered lawn mower and the endless hours of watering, cutting and weeding … .
If any of this is true for you, you have come to the right place!
The Urban Farmer (http://www.theurbanfarmer.ca/) is an Edmonton-based organic gardening and specialty landscaping service. Our mission is to support the development of natural, sustainable, and edible landscapes in urban areas. We work with homeowners, families, individuals, community groups and organizations who have the desire to integrate environmentally sustainable landscape practices into their own yards and communities.
Not sure where to begin? Don’t feel like you have the knowledge or the skill to take this on? Feel overwhelmed with the yard you already have? Your intentions are good but your time is in short supply? You have already started on this path but would like to take the next step in creating a truly sustainable landscape?
Sponsored by the Lethbridge Healthy Communities Committee and Active, Creative, Engaged Communities (ACE) in association with AB Parks and Recreation.
Date: Thursday, March 11 - New Date
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: No fee
Location: U of L Student Union Building B
Presenter: Ron Berezan
Register with: Lisa Mitchell at 403-388-6677
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Discussions Towards Inclusion: half-day information session and group discussion
Date: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010.
Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm (lunch provided)
Location: Lethbridge College Canbra Room
What makes physical activity easy in your community? What makes it difficult? What changes could your community work towards?
Discuss these questions and much more at this special session facilitated by the Alberta Centre for Active Living.
This session will help you:
· understand the many barriers to physical activity that are often faced by people or groups of people in your own community
· brainstorm on approaches towards inclusion, network with your peers and community leaders, and consider practices and policies that support inclusion
· think about practical means in which you or your organization can work to create supportive environments that contribute to inclusiveness
For more information, contact:
Lethbridge Healthy Communities
Building Healthy Lifestyles
Angela Torry, Education Coordinator
Alberta Centre for Active Living
Alberta toll-free: firstname.lastname@example.org