Westman Physical Literacy

Helping kids learn to MOVE!

The Westman Physical Literacy Committee strives to provide an avenue for interested partners to work together to promote, implement and evaluate programs, services, amenities and policy which increases the physical literacy of Westman children ages 0-12.

We have representation from Prairie Mountain Health, Recreation and Regional Services, Sport Manitoba, Westman Childcare Directors, Westman Recreation Practitioners Association and the Assiniboine North Parent Child Coalition
What is physical literacy?
Physical Literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.

Physically literate individuals:

  • are able to demonstrate a wide variety of basic human movements, fundamental movement skills, and foundational sport skills with confidence, competence and creativity in different physical environments.

  • develop the motivation and ability to understand, communicate, apply and analyze different forms of movement

  • make choices that engage them in physical activity, recreation or sport activities that enhance their physical and psychological wellbeing, and permit them to pursue sport excellence commensurate with their ability and motivation.

Physical literacy is the foundation for healthy development of the whole person. It helps to create a lifelong relationship with physical activity and supports performance to the best of one's ability. Physical literacy is the cornerstone for both participation in physical activity and excellence in sport.

Physical literacy is the ability of an individual to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person. Physical literacy is important for every individual because it is related to the holistic nature of a person, the importance of our relationship to the environment in which we live, and the role of movement in the development of both cognitive functions and sense of self.

​​Physical Literacy definition from
the International Physical Literacy Association, May 2014.

Canada's Physical Literacy Concensus Statement

Winter is a great time to work on physical literacy!

It can be hard to motivate ourselves to get outside and play during these harsh Manitoba winters - but our bodies and minds will thank us for making the effort.  Fresh air and physical activity help us to feel energized and happier, sleep better, and it's fun!

We have a lot of great ideas in our February activity calendar - Click the link below to check them out!

Did you participate in the 8th annual Green Action Centre's Jack Frost Challenge?

There has typically not been alot of participation here in Westman, but this year there were over 15 teams!  Mother Nature did not exactly cooperate and chose to give us unseasonably cold weather during the challenge, but we are actually thankful for that - as it encouraged us to get outside in weather that we may not normally have.

Check out our Facebook Page to see what fun we had!

Check out these Physical Literacy Calendars for some great ways to get active!









Listen to the radio clips that were played on local radio stations during our Physical Literacy Awareness Campaign!

Find us on Facebook!
@ Westman Physical Literacy!


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