Programs: Communities Choosewell

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Youngstown-ST2

With just 170 residents and no nearby major centre, Youngstown has had to figure out how to create its own fun. Behind its success stands an all-volunteer community club that draws all ages into being active together, sometimes on less than a dime.
  • Affordability & Accessability
  • Community Events & Celebrations

Wood Buffalo-ST1

With a trio of trophies in hand for 2006 ChooseWell successes, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo captured yet another award by replaying popular workplace and school-based challenges tweaked for flexibility and simplicity.
  • Activity Challenges
  • Healthy Eating

Wainwright-ST1

Building on a foundation laid as an Overall High Achiever in ChooseWell 2006, Canadian Forces Base Wainwright earned a Creating Healthy Opportunities award this year by offering a cornucopia of options for a wide range of abilities and interests.
  • Children & Youth
  • Healthy Eating

Vermilion-ST3

It’s a “do” team. That’s how Community Services Director Shawn Bell describes the Vermilion Wellness Coalition, and it’s true in more ways than one. Not only does this group get things done, but it offers the entire community more healthy things to do.
  • Activity Challenges
  • Collaborative Leadership

Vermilion-ST2

A dedicated committee has taken Communities ChooseWell to the streets in Vermilion, earning a Creating Healthy Opportunities award as well as funding for barrier-busting with Teens and Tweens.
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Community Events & Celebrations

Two Hills-ST1

Want to improve the quality of school lunches in your community? Take a page from the Two Hills ChooseWell plan.
  • Children & Youth
  • Healthy Eating

Trochu-ST2

Developing a wellness plan that addresses the needs of the whole community was the first step towards active living and healthy eating in Trochu. Mike O’Connor, coordinator of Trochu Neighbourhood Place, considers this the most significant change for his community.
  • Children & Youth
  • Collaborative Leadership

Tofield-ST2

No age group is ignored in Jonathon Brindza’s campaign to encourage the people of Tofield, Ryley and Holden to get involved in healthy eating and exercise. Brindza is the Marketing and Promotions Manager for the Ryley Economic Development Society, and is building partnerships with the Holden Economic Development Society and the Tofield Chamber of Commerce. “I try to tie ChooseWell into every town event,” he says.
  • Children & Youth
  • Healthy Eating

Sturgeon County-ST1

Once the healthy living ball gains momentum, it rolls on even as individuals come and go. That's the lesson Sturgeon County learned by earning a Creating Healthy Opportunities Award despite the loss of its local ChooseWell champion, Recreation Coordinator Melonie Dziwenka.
  • Community Events & Celebrations
  • Community Research & Development

Strathmore-ST3

Since 2007, a grassroots team named HEAL our Future has made great strides in promoting healthier lifestyles in Strathmore, exactly as its name implies. To help determine what action to take, HEAL (which stands for Healthy Eating, Active Living) began by surveying the community.
  • Community Research & Development
  • Walking & Walkability