Keeping Active and Getting Back to Play through COVID-19

COVID-19 has radically changed the way we live. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our need to move our bodies.  Staying active is even more important now – not just for our physical health but also for what it does to increase our sense of wellbeing and to reduce the effects of stress from living through a pandemic.

Please join the BC Alliance for Healthy Living on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 from 9:00am- 10:30am for an informative webinar highlighting why activity continues to be important and what communities can do to support safe physical activity through COVID-19.

1.5 million British Columbians are classified as inactive and many who are active, do not do enough activity to achieve health benefits. Add to that confusion around physical distancing rules, fears and perceived risks about contracting COVID-19 outdoors, and we may have even less people engaging in health-promoting movement at a time when we need it most.

Join us to learn about provincial plans on reactivating recreation and sport activities this summer and ideas on how our streets and sidewalks can be adapted to provide space for walking and biking.  With the good weather fast-approaching, now is the time to learn how we can be more active both indoors and outside during COVID-19. You don’t want to miss this free webinar! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 3rd from 9:00am-10:30am!

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Guy Faulkner is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology, UBC, and a CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health. In leading the work of the Population Physical Activity Lab (, his research focuses on two inter-related themes: the development and evaluation of physical activity interventions; and physical activity and mental health. He is chair of ParticipACTION’s Research Advisory Group and a member of the Research Work Group for the annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.  He is currently enjoying online PE classes with his kids and making embarrassing TIkTok videos.

Rebecca Tunnacliffe is CEO of the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA). Rebecca’s career in leading provincial non-profit organizations has been driven by interests in the arts, education and health. Her focus has included broadening relationships with provincial government and other sector partners, strengthening and engaging Association members, increasing funding and program opportunities and creating a high-performance and inspired team culture at the board and staff level. Rebecca enjoys a daily connection with nature, cycling and exploring the parks and trails around her home on Bowen Island.

Jesse Skulmoski is the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Active Transportation Grants. His responsibilities span a diverse portfolio of projects beyond the Active Transportation Strategy including leading the Province’s Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant program, following its recent renewal and expansion to increase eligibility and the BC Active Transportation Infrastructure Design Guide – a resource seen to be a global first and anticipated to have a lasting positive impact on planning, design and infrastructure. Jesse is a strategic professional with experience in performance audit, management consultancy, strategic planning, performance, risk, change and project management. Most of all, Jesse is creative and a free thinker with a mind that is open to, and encourages new ideas.

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