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The Healthy Communities Partnership: Lanark, Leeds and Grenville has identified two recommended actions, for our communities, in each of the priority areas:

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2014 Events

  • RRA Event - Recreation Summit 2014

    November 20, 2014 was the 4th Annual Recreation Summit held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville.  Approximately 100 people attended. Most of the Speakers presentations are available below.

    • Agenda
    • Key Note Speaker – Dr. Casey Gray, HALO – Is Canada in The Running: Canada’s Physical Activity Report Card 2014
      - Presentation
      - Bio

    Panel on Volunteering – Recruiting, Retaining and Succession Planning

    1. Harold Hess, Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence – Rideau
      - Presentation
      - Bio

    1. Mary-Anne Taeng, Kemptville & District Little League
      - Presentation

    1. Jan Bonhomme, Manager and Event Trainer, Eastern Ontario Events Centre
      - Presentation
      - Bio

    Panel on Funding Proposals

    1. Beth Peterkin, Consultant to Non-profits and Small Business
      - Presentation
      - Bio

    1. François Sabourin, Program Manager, Ontario Trillium Foundation
      - Discussed new funding threads and process. All are available online.
      - Bio

    1. Catherin Deplaedt, Canadian Tire Jumpstart
      - Presentation
      - Jumpstart Short Video
      - Bio

    Healthy Communities Vision

  • Nature for Life! - September 29 & 30, 2014

  • Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit

  • RRA Event - Let’s GOGO! – Get Out in the Great Outdoors

    Has David Suzuki found the answer to health and happiness? He prescribes a daily dose of nature to be happier, healthier, and smarter. That sounds easy enough, but could it possibly be true?

    Recent studies have shown that being outdoors is good for us physically. We are more active, have less stress, and better balance and coordination. Children have better concentration and healthy eye development with less myopia (nearsightedness).

    Our emotional health is better too. I am sure you will recognize that contented feeling you have after spending an afternoon outdoors. We can better cope with our stress and anxiety, our creativity and ability to problem solve improves and our empathy increases. Sounds like a path to healthy relationships! Children develop a sense of self and independence and have better self discipline, control and concentration, including children with ADHD.

    Families benefit too, through more cooperative behavior and increased family bonding.

    So, we are all now convinced that getting out is a good thing and something we plan to do more. Are there any resources for parents who are looking for some ideas of what to do or where to do it? First, you need look no further than your own back yard. Free time spent playing in your own yard or neighbourhood park will provide an excellent setting. If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, we just happen to live in an area rich in green space, parks, conservation areas, wetlands and trails. Your Municipality’s website is a great place to find local ‘happenings’.

    To further this initiative, the Rural Recreation Association presented, on March 22nd, a ½ day workshop on Let’s GOGO! (Get Out in the Great Outdoors).

    So Let’s all GOGO! And reap the benefits of health and happiness!


Dr. Paula Stewart

Medical Officer of Health
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Phone: 613-283-2740


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