Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY)Tools Workshop

Wed, 14 December 2016
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville
Markham, ON L3R 2E5

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The Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools support the delivery of programs that improve our population’s level of physical literacy. PLAY Tools determine gaps in physical literacy development, and provide calls-to-action to help improve these areas.

This workshop will provide activity leaders with the ability to measure and score the physical literacy of participants and interpret the results. Workshop participants will gain a strong working knowledge of the PLAY tools and their application, which includes improving physical literacy awareness among recreation instructors, educators and coaches, and assessing the impact of programs for physical literacy development.

Please wear active clothes and running shoes to the session.

For more information please contact Susan Jurbala, Project Lead, Markham in Motion or visit

Performing Diaspora 2016

December 1-4 / Thur-Sat 8pm, Sunday 3pm

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CounterPulse is proud to present Performing Diaspora 2016, featuring works from two emerging, radical Bay Area choreographers, Samantha “SAMMAY” Dizon and dana e. fitchett. SAMMAY’s silbihan is a multimedia dance theatre piece that reflects on personal experiences of first-generation Pilipina-American daughters and their migrant mothers from womb to present day. An intimate investigation of the (dis)connections between mothers and daughters of the diaspora through the lens of religion versus spirituality – this piece serves as a portal to pastpresentfuture dialectics as well as a bridge for (re)awakening the maternal bond. dana e. fitchett’s unending represents fitchett’s work to create space for individual and collective authenticity and reject oppressive narratives particularly within the current reality of Black life in America.

Performing Diaspora is a seven-year-old artist residency program of CounterPulse that focuses supporting artists that are drawing on tradition in new and radical ways to be responsive, inclusive, and supportive in driving equity. The CounterPulse Artist Residency & Commissioning Programs offers emerging, local performing artists space and the technical and administrative support to create new work, carving space for experimentation and risk-taking by lifting many of the responsibilities of self-production.