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This weekend I am attending the B Connected Conference in Ottawa. I am working with Active for Life to bring awareness to their site and social media channels.

” Experts agree that physical literacy is just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.”

This simple statement made me want to work with the Active for life team. Really, that is it. They capture my values as a parent, educator and community coach.

As well, I hope to help parents, community members and coaches develop an understanding of physical literacy.


“Physical literacy comes from developing a wide variety of fundamental movement skills such as hopping, skipping, throwing, catching and jumping. Kids have a lot more fun being active when they are physically literate. Physically active kids get higher grades in school, have better social skills and are happier and more confident.”

Is there really anything else we want for our kids then for them to be happy?

This weekend, I will be asking questions, tweeting pictures and generally engaging my community to connect with the #AfLKids community.

RT my tweets or ask me questions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest using the #AfLKids hashtag this weekend, and each impression will enter you into a draw to win an Active for Life Spring Kit. My friends at Active for Life headquarters will pick a winner Sunday night.

Good Luck to all my readers and active families across Canada. If you are at the B Connected Conference come over and ask me Physical Literacy.

Save the date! We will also be hosting a Facebook party on April 26th, 2014 at 8:00 pm. There will be interesting questions, fun ideas to keep your kids active and of course prizes. There will be more information to come!

Yes it is true, summer is just around the corner. Summer brings with it many amazing things…sunshine, more time with my family and  I can reboot my blog & have some fun in Ottawa with PR Mom Ottawa

I will be creating a calendar of events for the GOA (Greater Ottawa Area). Send me your fundraisers/events/openings  to be included in the PROttawaMom Buzz Calendar of Events. 

Today’s Buzz!

 we are heading to Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre to support Big Sky Animal Ranch (located in Kemptville) for Animal Fest. After the amazing and inspirational Max Keeping will be MC’ing an Evening at the Races complete with silent auction, performances, buffet dinner and of course horse racing. All funds will go towards Big Sky Animal Ranch that gives unwanted or abused animals a place to call home. 

Details are below! 

AnimalFest 2013

Big Sky Ranch is celebrating 10 years of helping animals in need! 

To mark the occasion we are hosting 2 fun-filled events on June 23, 2013 atRideau Carleton Raceway, located at 4837 Albion Road, Ottawa.

Pony RidesANIMALFEST runs from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and provides fun for the whole family.  Activities include pony rides, live entertainment, face painting, carnival inflatables, games, birthday cake, Shake-A-Paw Dog Training show, a classic car display, and much more.  Of course it wouldn’t be complete without our famous animal display where you can  meet some of the animals who now call Big Sky home.  They’d love you to help them celebrate!  Admission is free. 

YoyoBIG SKY GOES TO THE RACES The festivities include a sumptuous buffet dinner (all taxes and gratuities included), valet parking, $5 worth of Slots tokens, a silent auction, live racing complete with a special Big Sky race program, PLUS  a special birthday celebration hosted by Max Keeping.

Note: All guests must be 19 years of age or older with valid government issued photo identification to enter the SLOTS facility to access the dining room.  Everyone 19 to 25 years old will be required to show a second piece of non-photo id. Guests under 19 years of age must enter the dining room through the Family Entrance located on the South Side of the Building.

Tickets are $35 for the evening and are available at:

      • Pet Valu, Kemptville, 309 Colonnade Drive (all payment methods accepted)
      • Pet Valu, 2515 Bank Street (cash only)
      • Rideau Carleton Raceway — Reception Desk on lower level (cash only); open daily 9 am to 5 pm; Thursday and Sunday until 10 pm
      • in person at Big Sky Ranch (cash or cheque only)
      • Eventbrite - Tickets for Big Sky Ranch Goes to the Races
        Please note that a small admin fee will be charged by Eventbrite for online purchases.

Join us on today and help us help the animals in our first #GuthrieFamilyAdventure of the summer ! 


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