A case for physical education

Screening of doctor's speech will air on May 25 at 7 pm.

  • May. 21, 2014 3:00 p.m.

If you missed Dr. Stephen Norris’ A Case for Physical Education last April, there will be a screening of his speech at the Della Herman Theatre on May 25 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Norris, the vice president of WinSport in Calgary, visited Smithers to discuss physical literacy and athlete development, and specifically, how those topics relate to kids.

His message is founded on the belief that children should experience a variety of physical experiences and that it is important for adults to routinely structure activities for youth.

“Being a relatively small community, we are well positioned to make chances to our organizations to better serve our kids,” organizer Derek Holland said. “If you are at all interested, please attend this screening and become a part of the conversation. If not for yourself, then for our youth.”

Norris has worked with many of Canada’s national sport organizations over the past two decades.

He has played a critical role in propelling dozens of Canadian athletes to the Olympic Winter Games, having helped many of them reach the podium.

Norris has alway played a key role as a primary consultant for Canada’s Own the Podium campaign between 2005 and 2010.

Currently, he runs his own sports consulting business.

Norris combines a mix of humour and in-your-face science to pound home his ultimate message that community, sports, and goals should be what’s best for kids.

To that end, Smithers could implement several changes at the grassroots level that would ensure youth are provided with the opportunity to reach their full physical potential, Holland said.

Admission to the screening is free and entrance is on a first come, first served basis.



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