Events

Summer of PLEY

Come join us for our Summer of PLEY series, where we will be sharing the importance of outdoor play – including its risks – on health and well-being in the early years.

August

August 7th, 2019

Building Resilient Children: Injury Prevention in the World of Risky Play

Location: IWK Health Center – Cineplex Auditorium
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Brief Description: Dalhousie University’s Physical Literacy in the Early Years project research team is hosting a free panel discussion with the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia Dr. Robert Strang, Dr. Mariana Brussoni, Dr. Michelle Stone and Dr. Jane Cawley from the PLEY Project, Sandra Newton from Child Safety Link.
Audience: For Injury Prevention and Health Professionals (or anyone who is interested).

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August 8th, 2019

Risk, Resilience and the Renaissance of Play

Location: Dalhousie’s University Club
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Brief Description: Dalhousie University’s Physical Literacy in the Early Years (PLEY) project research team is hosting a keynote lecture and social event with Dr. Mariana Brussoni about how risky outdoor play is critical for establishing healthier, happier, and resilient communities.
Audience: Researchers and Community Builders

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August 10th, 2019

The Power of PLEY: Why Kids Need to Play Every Day
Part 1: Loose Parts Play Session

Location: Halifax Central Library – BMO Community Room
Time:
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Brief Description: Dalhousie University’s Physical Literacy in the Early Years (PLEY) project research team is hosting a free loose parts play event in the BMO Community Room for families to drop in and play with loose parts ahead of presentations on how to support outdoor play and physical literacy taking place in Paul O’ Regan Hall (See event Listing below).
Audience: All members of the public

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THE POWER OF PLEY: Why Kids Need To Play Every Day
Part 2: Panel Discussion

Location: Halifax Central Library – Paul O’Regan Hall
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Brief Description: Dalhousie University’s Physical Literacy in the Early Years (PLEY) project research team is hosting a free panel discussion about the importance of outdoor play and physical literacy development.
Audience: All members of the public

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Past Events

July 22, 2019

Pop-up Loose Parts Playground

Location: Halifax South Common adjacent to The Pavilion
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Brief Description: Dalhousie University’s Physical Literacy in the Early Years (PLEY) project research team is hosting a free loose parts pop-up playground event in collaboration with Pop-Up Adventure Play. Bring your children to the Halifax Commons and play with us!
Audience: Free public event for children aged 2 -12.



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