Dr. Dean Kriellaars Discusses Physical Literacy at the 2013 Canadian Sport for Life National Summit

Monday, 28 January, 2013

Victoria, B.C. – Another name has been added to the growing list of accomplished speakers at the 2013 Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) National Summit, which will be held in Gatineau-Ottawa on January 30th and 31st. Dr. Dean Kriellaars, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, School of Medical Rehabilitation in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, will present on each day of the Summit.

Physical literacy is one of the areas Dr. Kriellaars specializes in, and on the evening of the 30th, he will make a keynote speech entitled “Physical Literacy: Driving the Movement.” The following day, Dr. Kriellaars will continue to discuss physical literacy as he presents “Seeing the Whole Performance Athlete.” Both presentations will help to further indicate the importance of physical literacy to the Sport for Life movement and in increasing physical activity levels in our children.

Dr. Kriellaars’s research looks at how physical activity affects obesity and the prevention of disease. Beyond his membership with the Spinal Cord Research Centre at the University of Manitoba and his involvement in the Manitoba Institute of Child Health, Dr. Kriellaars has also been the chair of the M.Sc. (Rehabilitation) program at U of M and was an original contributor to the development of the new Ph.D. program in Applied Health Sciences.

Individuals can still register for the Summit, as well as the pre-, post- and mini-Summits at www.canadiansportforlife.ca.

Canadian Sport for Life and Long-Term Athlete Development

Canadian Sport for Life is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation, and health and aligns community, provincial, and national programming. Long-Term Athlete Development is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. CS4L, with LTAD, represents a paradigm shift in the way Canadians lead and deliver sport and physical activity in Canada.

For more information, contact:
Danielle Bell
Canadian Sport for Life