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October 6, 2014 -

The upcoming PLAY for Life Summit will feature national experts and 20 workshops focused on increasing the quality of sport and physical activity in Kingston.

"This is an impressive one-day event with nationally recognized speakers and active and informative workshops available.  Participants will be inspired and equipped to improve the quality of their programming," says Denita Arthurs, the City's Assistant Supervisor, Recreation Programs and CS4L Kingston's Project Leader. "The PLAY for Life Summit is a unique chance to network with other sectors while improving the quality of sport and physical activity in Kingston."

Organized by Canadian Sport for Life Kingston (CS4L), the Summit is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at the Ambassador Hotel, 1550 Princess St. The event is open to everyone, but will be of specific interest to those involved in sport, recreation, health, education and caregiving.  Participants can register online at

The Summit features two nationally recognized key-note speakers:

  • Dr. James Mandigo, Co-Director of Brock University's Centre for Healthy Development, will speak on how physical literacy is viewed through a practitioner's lens and why it is critical in the overall development of children and youth. Focused on how games can foster physical literacy and positive youth development, Mandigo has worked extensively with local teachers, school boards, governments and organizations both in Canada and throughout the Caribbean and El Salvador.
  • Dr. Colin Higgs, one of the founders of Canadian Sport for Life, will discuss the impact of high quality physical activity and sport on brain development and what coaches, parents, teachers and recreation leaders need to know about physical activity and the brain.  Higgs has spent 40 years working in sport, physical education and sport for development.

CS4L Kingston brings together individuals from sport, recreation, health, education and caregivers to teach physical literacy, increase opportunities for sport and recreation and promote lifelong participation in physical activity for all Kingston residents. 

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