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Test your Eye-Q

September 1st, 2016

The connection between vision and learning should not be overlooked. By Dr. Sam Dhaliwal, optometrist
Between elementary, junior high and high school, most kids spend 12 years of their lives in…

7 Must-Haves for Healthy Living in a College Dorm

September 1st, 2016

By Robin Wilson
Going off to college and living in a dorm will perhaps be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, but unfortunately, it’s not always the most sanitary of conditions.

Preparing Your Child for School

September 1st, 2016

Submitted by The Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Team
“What…. it’s time for school?” It’s hard to believe how fast the first five years have gone by, and it’s already time to take…

First Visit to an Orthodontist: What to Expect

September 1st, 2016

Submitted by Signature Orthodontics
So, you have decided to visit an orthodontist for a new patient exam and consultation. You’ve done your research on which office will suit you and your family…

Helping a Family Whose Child Has Cancer

September 1st, 20166 Comments

By Shirley Perry
While childhood cancer is rare, when it does happen it can be very devastating. As a close friend or family member, you probably want to help but struggle to know how to show your…

September Gym Survival

August 29th, 2016

Submitted by World Health Club
The clock blinks 6:00 a.m. on August 31 and I’m wondering why I’m awake. Wait, it’s September 1 but why 6:00? Was it gymnastics? Hockey? No, it’s definitely…

The Importance of Youth Fitness

August 28th, 2016

According to a report in 2015 from the Health Quality Council of Alberta, nearly 60% of people in Alberta are overweight or obese. And Alberta Health reports that over 25% of our Province’s children…

Summer Vacation - Planning Ahead

July 1st, 2016

Submitted by the Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Team
Summer is a great time to enjoy the warmer weather by planning more outdoor activities and taking family trips together. Whenever you’re…

Summer Bedtime

June 28th, 2016

By Heather N. Plante
The sun’s still up so it’s too early for bedtime, right?  - Definitely NOT! Frequently I am told, “My children are always up at the crack of dawn – 6/6:30 – even…

Eating together

June 15th, 2016

Studies show that families who sit down to regular meals together tend to eat better. Like most Canadians, you're probably juggling work and family life, leaving little time to cook and eat together.…

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    • Night Under the Stars at Allstars Playland
    • October 21, 2016
    • Literacy & Learning Day 2016
    • October 22, 2016
    • Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market
    • October 22 to January 7, 2016