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M E M P R É E N M O U V E M E N T Partners Newsletter Issue n°12- January 2013ÉditorialHere we are in 2013, having survived the end of the world predicted by the Mayans...or at least the end of a way of life. Which iswhy, in this new year, on top of wishing you health, prosperity, joy and happiness, I would like to wish for a little magic in yourlives!And what could be more magical than hoping to see things in a whole new light. Seeing a healthy community take up newchallenges together. Seeing smiles on the faces of children playing outside with their parents, in the middle of winter. Imaginingteenagers realizing their projects and thriving in their own community, and their region.And who knows, we might even get the opportunity to discuss sustainable change when Québec en Forme has its large gatheringin 2013, with its theme, «Go! On fonce!» (Let’s Get Going!)Denis DelboisHealth Wellness ChallengeDon’t forget the 5/30 Health Wellness Challenge and the category created for municipali=es and families! «GeAng our youth to move more and to eat beDer is the challenge put forth by the Ministry, the Fédéra=on Québecoise des Municipalités, the Union des Municipalités du Québec, and by ACTI-‐MENU -‐ who introduced the 5/30 Health Wellness Challenge, category «Municipali=es and families working together for healthy children» -‐ and its partners. For more informa=on, go to www.deﬁSante.ca»Therefore, «the registra=on period for the 5/30 Health Wellness Challenge, category «Municipali=es and families working together for healthy children», has been extended to January 18, 2013. The municipali=es and local communi=es who are not yet registered have four weeks to do so». For more informa=on, don’t hesitate to visit the website www.deﬁsante.ca (link: hDp://www.deﬁsante.ca/fr/municipalites/le-‐projet-‐municipalites-‐et-‐familles-‐ensemble-‐pour-‐des-‐enfants-‐en-‐santeMeM Partners Newsletter, January 2013 1
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....Winter Fun Inscrip=ons begin in January! Be Go play outside! Every weekend, Québec en Forme oﬀers a glimpse on the lookout!from late January un=l early of its upcoming programming, March, there’s something going on available, as of January, on its If you have any ques=ons or in the Memphremagog area! You’ll website: comments, visit ﬁnd aDached a calendar of some of grandrassemblement@quebecenfothe ac=vi=es that are planned for -‐ Workshops, round tables, plenary rme.org ...I trust this event is the coming year: check out what’s work sessions as well as an idea-‐ already marked on your calendar?happening near you and in sharing session (presenta=ons of neighbouring municipali=es! successes and solu=ons for sustainable change!)Go! On fonce! (Let’s Get Going!) -‐ Ac=vi=es based on the exchange The 2013 large gathering of of actual experiencesQuébec en Forme! -‐ A general formula that will allow Québec en Forme urges everyone par=cipants to build their own to aDend its next event, a large work toolsgathering with a new theme: Let’s Get Going! The goal is to mobilize This conference will bring together in order to bring about sustainable some 1,000 local, regional and change! na=onal players who share the will The dates to remember are March to mobilize in order to bring about 18, 19 and 20 at the Centre des sustainable change when it comes Congrès de Québec. to the lifestyles of young people. 2 MeM Partners Newsletter, January 2013
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.... Strategic Plan for 2013/2016 The extracurricular ac=vi=es have Each one of the commiDees has The next steps will take place during also resumed in PoDon. A dozen or been working hard these past few the January and February mee=ngs. so young people are taking part in the months in order to see our new We should therefore be ready to two ac=vity anernoons! upcoming strategic plan progress! submit our request for aid from Here are the main changes that we Québec en Forme on April 30th, The École du Val-‐de-‐Grâce in Eastman can expect on our work tablets. following the group mee=ng in April decided to train young people to 2013 to adopt the work plan. We’re become leaders when it comes to First of all, we’ve modiﬁed our not giving up. We’re on the right healthy ea=ng. It’s part of its project strategic view because we want to track! designed to «cul=vate healthy ea=ng focus heavealy on families. In fact, all habits». Last fall, the students the partners want to REALLY reach It’s Happening Right Here! cooked garden potatoes, a dish that the parents. With this in mind, we The parent/child psymotor was well received by all the students. gave a lot of thought to how we’d workshops at the Maison de la More is to come! proceed and we believe we’ve come Famille in Magog are going well. up with a plan that will make a real Annie leads a group of 8 to 10 parents Finally, let’s not forget the 12 diﬀerence. It will feature an approach who enjoy wiggling around with their «schoolyard» projects that encourage that is empathe=c, posi=ve, simple liDle ones! children between the ages of 5 and and enjoyable. There can be The workshops in PoDon are set to 12 to be physically ac=ve during renewed pleasure in being ac=ve and begin shortly. recess and/or the noon hour. Not to ea=ng well, in discovering the men=on the 32 preschool teachers richness of our infrastructures and in The parent/child cooking workshops who play a big part in improving the striving to get everyone on board. organized by the Cuisines Collec0ves motor skills of preschool children (4 The following three main PRIORITIES Bouchée-‐Double have already begun and 5 years of age) in all 15 primary have emerged: at the Villa Pierrot, as well as the Play schools in the Memphremagog Group and the stroller walks. The region! -‐ Access to services is a challenge in parents who take part are as pleased terms of costs, =me, distance, as ever! What’s more, seven schools oﬀer variety, and quality... We need to cooking workshops as well as ADAPT the services to the needs of The ac=vity evenings have started up workshops that teach nutri=on! The families and to encourage them to again at the Maison des Jeunes in Nutri=on Educa=on Program be ac=ve on their own as well. Magog. They take place every (sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of -‐ Policies, the promo=on of healthy Wednesday evening, with the support Canada), is provided by class teachers lifestyle choices, and the role of of Louis-‐Charles. The team helps the who, if needed, are supported by the decision makers: We need to beDer youngsters become more self-‐reliant, CSSSM team. The cooking inform poli=cians and make them and tries to ins=ll the desire to be workshops, provided by Nutri-‐Santé aware of their important role. ac=ve in a more systema=c way. The commiDee volunteers, are oﬀered in -‐ The need to help children and their girls remain a challenge when it the two schools in PoDon. The parents develop abili=es while comes to their interests, but it’s a volunteers were trained and assisted addressing their speciﬁc interests challenge we’re determined to meet! by the CSSSM nutri=onist and by a and making sure they enjoy member of the Cuisines Collec0ves. themselves!MeM Partners Newsletter, January 2013 3
M E M P H R É E N M O U V E M E N T Links et info Short guide to links that seem interesting. Enjoy your visit!PRESS OUR SMALL EATERS YOUNG’S CORNER FOR THEA press of the web to discover. A first PLEASURE OF DISCOVERYsubject on the school activity or 1 hour per A website that offers more reasons today and health inequalities. make easy healthy recipes for our little The universe rich and tasty food,Good read. ones will you tell me! In fact it is much agriculture and ﬁsheries, would youYou can also find articles on our Scoop it. more than that ..... Go and visit. It talks say? Want to know more about it?http://www.lapresse.ca/debats/votre- about family recipes but also for 100 Would you like to test your knowledge?opinion/201210/31/01-4588999-a-quand- guests, food and nutrition: Do you dream of a career in this ﬁeld?une-heure-par-jour.php Happy searching! http://www.nospetitsmangeurs.orghttp://www.ledevoir.com/societe/ http://www.mapaq.gouv.qc.ca/fr/sante/362808/les-fruits-ca-coute-plus- CoinDesJeunes/Pages/cher-que-le-macaroni coindesjeunes.asp You can also ﬁnd various tools on the platform in Quebec Form: http://www.quebecenforme.org/outils.aspx And for diagnostics: http://www.quebecenforme.org/outils/enquetes-sur-les-jeunes-l-alimentation-et-l-activite%C2%A0physique.aspxNews Briefs! Editorial StaffCalendars! Denis Delbois — Assistant coordinatorHave dates, special events, do not hesitate to Contactsend them to me so that I add them to our Memphré en MouvementFacebook page. 120, rue Bellevue Magog J1X 3H2 Tél. : 819 446 5005 Welcome! Memphre@quebecenforme.org Have photos of your school during an Deniscoordoadjoint@me.com activity or your organization at a workshop Twitter : @MemenMouvement www.facebook.com/ you would like to share, tweet it to me and I MemphreEnMouvement will share it on Facebook! Go on your smartphone ..... Support by Québec en Forme 4 MeM Partners Newsletter, January 2013