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  • 1. M E M P R É E N M O U V E M E N T Partners Newsletter Issue n°13- march 2013EditorialBefore you begin reading this March issue, I’d like to ask you something: have you felt a change these past few days, induced by thewarm spring sun?...On the contrary. The warm temperatures are to be expected for spring, especially for our current outdoor activities, which are soenjoyable! And to further boost our enthusiasm, why don’t we try Wixxing together?I know most of us aren’t allowed to Wixx, unless we’re among the lucky ones who organize and animate activities. But that doesn’tmatter. As long as the youngsters get moving.Besides, there are other challenges in which we can all take part, such as the Défi Moi J’Croque, in which the goal is to eat 5 portionsof fruits and vegetables a day. How about you? Will you be eating fruits and vegetables and competing with the other schools? Willyou be this year’s winner?The sugar season is fast approaching; let’s take the time to enjoy the moment and the activities that are available to us during thisperiod. Summer is right around the corner and fall not far behind. So, let’s not wish for this season to end... Let’s enjoy it to thefull!!!Denis Delbois DID  YOU  KNOW  THAT...? In  each  issue  of  our  bulle0n,  we’re  going  to  present  a  capsule  en0tled  «Did  you  know  that...?».    These  capsules  will   help  you  influence  decision  makers  when  you  meet  with  your  Execu0ve  Board,  Administra0ve  Council  or  Municipal   Council. The  purpose  of  these  brief  capsules  is  to  provide  you  with  informa0on  and  «0ps  and  tricks»  that  relate  to  healthy   lifestyle  habits.    The  capsules  will  deal  with  physically  ac0ve  lifestyles  and  ea0ng  habits  as  well  as  the  type  of   environment  that  promotes  these.    The  capsules  are  mostly  produced  by  Québec  en  Forme,  but  they  could  also   come  from  other  organiza0ons,  such  as  Kino-­‐Québec,  Health  Canada,  etc...     I  hope  you’ll  find  them  interes0ng! Did  you  know  that...? «There’s  a  convenience  store  near  (15  minutes  of  walking  distance)  almost  two  thirds  of  schools  and  a  fast-­‐food   restaurant  near  one  third  of  schools  (Robitaille  et  coll.  2009).    In  urban  areas,  the  probability  of  finding  a  fast-­‐food   restaurant  near  secondary  schools  is  30  Mmes  greater  in  disadvantaged  areas  (Kestens  et  Daniel,  2010).» MeM Partners Newsletter, March 2013 1
  • 2. M E M P H R É E N M O U V E M E N T It’s happening right here! Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping.... Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping....DEUX-­‐SOLEILS  IN  A  FRENZY             WIXX’s  4  «A’s»,  go  to   that  ended  with  everyone  si`ng  down  Last  December  14th,  the  young   www.opera0onwixx.ca):     at  the  table  to  enjoy  lunch  together...  leaders  and  the  referees  of  l’École  des   skateboarding,  ball-­‐hockey,  and  the   For  the  occasion,  the  dessert  was  Deux-­‐Soleils  in  Omerville  took  part  in   original  Panda  course.    This  is  a   generously  prepared  by  the  team  on  an  ac0vity  that  was  definitely  WIXX.     ver0cal  course  ending  with  a  jump   guard  duty.    All  this  made  for  a  Everything  was  set  up  to  allow  the   onto  a  big  ma^ress!    Each  youngster   successful  WIXX  ac0vity,  with  pictures  4th-­‐,  5th-­‐,  and  6th-­‐grade  students  to   was  free  to  take  part  in  one  or  more   to  prove  it!  move,  and  to  have  plenty  of  fun  doing   ac0vi0es  of  his  or  her  choice,  and  the  it.    The  gymnasium  offered  a  large   more  compe00ve  among  them  could  number  of  ac0vi0es  that  were   0me  their  performance  for  the  fun  of  accessible,  appreciated,  appealing  and   it.    Good  music,  smiles  and    laughter  adapted  to  preteens  (to  check  out   set  the  tone  for  this  lunch  hour  treat    WIXXING  IT  UP around  20  of  them  staying  for  the   IM:    The  WIXX  glasses  were  very   By  telephone en0re  ahernoon!!! popular!!!    The  kids  thought  the   MeM:    Hello  Isabelle.    Recently,   MeM:    In  your  opinion,  were   idea  was  COOL! the  municipality  of  Eastman   some  of  them  already  familiar   MeM:    Did  the  ac0vi0es  you   hosted  a  WIXX  Zone.    Could  you   with  WIXX? offered  live  up  to  their   tell  us  about  it? IM:    Yes.    Five  kids  were  already   expecta0ons? Isabelle  Mercieca:    Certainly.   familiar  with  WIXX  (through   IM:    They  were  really  crazy  about   Here’s  some  news  about  our   television  ads),  and  two  others   the  ac0vi0es,  especially   WIXXED  «Winter  pleasures»   had  already  signed  up  on  wixx.ca. broomball  (a  hit  with  a  bunch  of   event,  held  last  Saturday  in   MeM:    Did  that  spark  an  interest? girls!)  and  the  inflatable   Eastman. IM:    Yes!    The  other  kids  were   mecanical  snowboard!    The  mood   There  were  some  40  youngsters   very  eager  to  sign  up,  especially   was  great,  and  the  kids  were   between  the  ages  of  9  and  13   for  the  contests  (laughter)!   really  mo0vated  by  the  crazy   who  par0cipated  in  the  WIXX   MeM:    Did  the  promo0onal  items   challenges! ac0vi0es  throughout  the  day,  with   s0r  up  any  interest?2 MeM Partners Newsletter, March 2013
  • 3. M E M P H R É E N M O U V E M E N T It’s happening right here! Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping.... Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping....MeM:    We’ve  talked  about  the  kids   MeM:    Could  you  send  us   MeM:    Thank  you  for  this  account,  who  par0cipated,  but  what  about   something  to  support  your   Isabelle.    Well,  there  you  have  it!    the  parents  who  accompanied   statement? Who  will  be  the  next  to  host  a  them? IM:    I’ll  send  you  the  pictures  as   WIXX  Zone?IM:    The  parents  wanted  to  be  sure   soon  as  I  get  them!  (laughter)to  get  their  WMAG.ca  rack  card;   MeM:    Is  there  anything  you’d  like  they  were  very  interested  and  said   to  add?they  were  going  to  check  it  out! IM:    Yes.    I’d  like  to  once  again  The  red  rack  card  is  a  winner  -­‐   thank  the  WIXX  team  from  Québec  everyone  is  intrigued  by  it  and   en  Forme  for  its  collaboa0on  and  its  wants  one!!! great  ability  to  react!   Our  event  was  a  great  success!!WORKING  TOWARDS  A  BETTER   groups  of  local  partners  on  our   Finally,  we’ll  look  at  ways  to  make  MATCH!!!                                                                                               MRC  territory  in  order  to  be^er   the  transi0on.  You  might  have  no0ced  over  the   meet  the  needs  of  the  target  last  few  weeks  that  we’ve   popula0on. The  success  of  this  ini0a0ve  undertaken  steps  to  ensure  a   The  result  should  be: depends  on  the  par0cipa0on  of  be^er  match  between  the   *  Improved  governing  ability; members  from  both  groups  of  local  Partenaires  Pour  la  PeMte  Enfance   * The  establishment  of  a  dialogue   partners,  because  they’re  the  ones  de  Magog  and  Memphré  en   integrator  model; who’ll  determine  how  they  wish  to  Mouvement! * Be^er  integra0on  of  ac0ons; arrange  and  create  partnerships  Following  last  fall’s  consulta0on   * Simplified  and  improved  group   that  will  serve  the  youth  of  our  with  the  partners,  we  made  a   management. Memphremagog  MRC!    Therefore,  decision  to  hire  an  outside   they’re  officially  invited  to  get  consultant  to  assist  us  with  this   Mélanie  and  Maïa  Poulin  will  soon   crea0ve  with  all  the  partners  on  ini0a0ve.    Hence,  Mélanie  Lagacé,   begin  conduc0ng  interviews  with   our  territory!!!        with  the  firm  NISKA,  will  be   some  of  the  partners.    Then,  a  big  accompanying  us  over  the  next  few   mee0ng  will  we  held  later  on  May  months,  along  with  her  colleagues. the  30th  to  allow  us  to  work  The  goal  of  this  ini0a0ve  is  to   together  to  find  OUR  solu0on,  one  improve  the  governing  of  the  two   that  is  appropriate  for  us. MeM Partners Newsletter, March 2013 3
  • 4. M E M P H R É E N M O U V E M E N T It’s happening right here! Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping.... Everything is fine in a perfect world, the sun is shining and the birds chirping....HOW  CAN  WE  REACH  OUR  MORE   supported  by  young  leaders  in  their   -­‐  125  hours  of  support  work  SEDENTARY  YOUTH? 5th  year! (prepara0on  and  promo0on,  Some  ini0a0ves  have  been   That’s  right!    You  see  what  I’m   upstart  and  management,undertaken  on  our  territory  to   ge`ng  at!    For  the  past  three        finaliza0on  and  assessment).improve  the  lifestyle  habits  of  our   years,  dozens  of  young  leaders   -­‐  104  youth  from  Cycle  1  who  teanagers,  especially  the  more   have  been  trained  at  the  following   signed  up  for  workshops,  82  of  sedentary  ones! schools:  St-­‐Jean  Bosco,  Ste-­‐ whom  took  part  in  ones  promo0ng  One  of  these  is  the  AcMve  Lunch   Marguerite,  Jardin-­‐des-­‐Fron0ères,   healthy  lifestyle  habitsHours  at  the  Polyvalente  La  Ruche.   Deux-­‐Soleils,  Le  Baluchon,  Val-­‐de-­‐ -­‐  8  different  workshops  promo0ng  Here’s  some  informa0on  about  this   Grâce,  St-­‐Barthélémy,  Ayer’s  Cliff,   healthy  lifestyle  habits  (  5  to  10  project. Princess  Elizabeth  and   sessions  each):  circus,   Mansonville!!!    They’ve  been   skateboarding,  cheerleading,  The  AcMve  Lunch  Hours  are  in  their   anima0ng  or  refereeing  games  for   karate,  dance,  ball-­‐hockey/soccer,  first  year  at  La  Ruche.    Because  the   the  younger  ones  on  the  lunch   mul0-­‐ac0vity,  and  cooking  students  from  Le  Transit  moved  to   hour  or  during  recess. workshops  (3  groups!)  La  Ruche,  it’s  important  for  the   -­‐  60%  to  85%  commitment  by  team  at  La  Ruche  to  make  sure  the   But  they  grew  up  and  went  on  to   youngsters  in  these  workshops!students  are  integrated  into  the   secondary  school!    This  year,  we   -­‐  Young  leaders  taking  part  in  school  and  all  its  ac0vi0es.  Thanks   welcomed  our  second  cohort  of   dance,  cooking,  and  circus  to  the  support  of  a  resource   young  leaders  to  La  Ruche!    What  a   workshops  who  are  commi^ed  to  person,  a  variety  of  workshops  are   wonderful  opportunity  for  them  to   improving  their  skills!  offered  every  lunch  hour,  as  a  way   con0nue  their  involvement!to  entertain  Cycle  1  students.     We’ll  follow  the  results  for  the  These  workshops  are  animated  by   Here  are  some  numbers  on  the   winter  term!adults  (outside  teachers  or   AcMve  Lunch  Hours  at  La  Ruche  for  intervenors)  who,  in  turn,  are   the  fall  term:4 MeM Partners Newsletter, March 2013
  • 5. M E M P H R E E N M O U V E M E N T Links et info Short guide to links that seem interesting. Enjoy your visit!SOCIAL NETWORKS (there is already a school listed in our Themes are identified based on currentIn addition to this superb tool that bulletin MRC ... which involved too?) issues.partners, we continue to update the news They cater to all players orbiting the fieldin Healthy Habit Life via networks-socios COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE FOR mobilization and communityas Facebook, Twitter, Scoop It and BEING ACTIVE AND SAFE SCHOOLS: development.Wordpress. here is the collective work’s result of Whether you Potton, Stanstead or AyersAs much support as I invite you to follow. different environments in the Eastern Cliff, these workshops are for you withoutOne of the easiest is just to be where a Townships on the community of practice you having to move!simple Facebook "Like" button allows you in connection with the case schoolyard.to receive our news and our partners. Good ideas that everyone has made ​andSee you soon! documented authorized are almost all made online. I invite you to visit theRISE UP AND MOVE! ITS TIME TO website to see the result of this collectiveREGISTER! effort.The contest Arise and moves will be held http://www.usherbrooke.ca/from April 29 to May 27 in primary schools mouvement/cour-decole/in Quebec. It is a dynamic and unifyingproject to encourage young people to adopthealthy lifestyles and to move as much as COMMUNAGIR WEBINARS:possible. They are development workshops orhttp://levetoietbouge.com/fr/ exploration, animated remotely via an interactive platform on the web. Briefs! Editorial Staff Remind! Denis Delbois — assistant coordonator Morning Conference on Municipal Development concerted citizen participation, Contact social engagement, attraction and retention of Memphré en Mouvement young families Thursday, April 11 at 8:30 am in 120, rue Bellevue the auditorium of the Weavers. Magog J1X 3H2 To reserve your place: 819 843 3007 ext 225 Tél. : 819 446 5005 Next meeting of the group: On April 4, 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Memphre@regroupement.quebecenforme.org Deniscoordoadjoint@me.com Twitter : @MemenMouvement WELCOME! www.facebook.com/MemphreEnMouvement I facebook You twitte He/she scoopes it And you?.....MeM Partners Newsletter, March 2013 5

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