Wreath Making

by Nancy Schneider, PHEc, M.Sc., C.I.M. Wreaths have traditionally been used to decorate for the holidays. There are many different ways to create a wreath with children using simple materials …

Making a Gift Bag

by Nancy Schneider, PHEc, M.Sc., C.I.M. Wrapping paper or gift bag? How about a combination of both! Wrapping paper generally can be used only once, but if you create a …

Preparing for the Holidays

by Nancy Schneider, PHEc, M.Sc., C.I.M. I don’t know about you, but for me, the holidays always seem to sneak up. December seems so far away and then all of …

Let’s plan a Gingerbread House Party!

Gingerbread Houses and Gingerbread Men cookies are a time honoured family tradition in our home during the holidays. Children and adults of all ages love to decorate a Gingerbread House …

Summer Memories

Nancy Schneider, PHEc, M.Sc., C.I.M. Summer is a great time for kids and families to create memories. If you have been fortunate enough to get to a beach, you probably …

Eat, Play, Love

by Christine Houde, PHEc, Heart and Stroke Foundation Spring has finally come to the prairies. The threat of snow is waning, the crocuses are blooming, the garden is beckoning and …

Is Work Killing You

By Lavonne Kroeker, PHEc Lately I’ve been reading this book, and it has given me a lot of food for thought.  I found it on the new acquisitions shelf at …

Allow Your Children To Be Themselves

By Josh Lockhart, MC (Candidate), PHEc I think if we could let our children and youth frolic in the fields throughout their upbringing, we would see child and youth mental …

The shaming behind excessive TV use

By Josh Lockhart, PHEc Did you see the headlines Feb. 18? That TV and antisocial behaviour are linked? There was avid attention garnered by this recent study released from New …