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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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2017 Events

Recreation Summit 2017 – Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Recreation and Technology

The event was a success! The presenters have offered their presentations below.

MDS 27th Network Day – Friday, October 20th, 2017 - Where Are We Now?


  • Lived Experience with Opioids and Overdose – Leila Attar
  • Known Health Effects of Cannabis – Bonnie Schnittker PHN, LGLDHU
  • Intersections (early intervention program) – Rachel Burns, RNJ Youth Services
  • Smiths Falls Police Service (diversion program) - CTS Tompkins

High Five training Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit 2017
– Wednesday, May 31st and Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Municipal Drug Strategy Network Day Friday, May 26th, 2017
– Theme Youth Engagement and Protective Factors



Rural Recreation Association Spring Event 2017 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Recreation

  • Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at the Beckwith Recreation Complex. Approximately 35 people attended. Most of the Speaker Presentations are available below
  • Key Note Speaker – Dr Paula Stewart, Medical Officer, Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit. It takes a Community…
  • Nature 4 Life! video was featured


  • Having Your Hobby Pay For Itself – Steve Tripp, Wilderness Instructor, Wilderness Tripping
  • The Benefits of Functional Conditioning – Chris Burgess, Trainer, Armory Strength. Presentation not available

  • Yoga Builds Community – Brenna Bellhouse, Yogipreneur, Inner Revolution

  • Geocaching – Tammy Hurlbert, Recreation Coordinator, Municipality of North Grenville. Presentation not available

  • Interactive Trails – Catherine Orfald, conexdesign
  • MAPSacks – Vicki Stevenson, Programs, Rideau Lakes Public Library
  • Recreation Lending Library - Kim Goodman, Recreation & Facilities Coordinator, Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands

Dr. Paula Stewart

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

Phone: 613-283-2740


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