Programs: Communities Choosewell : Events


Healthy Community Symposia

Join Communities ChooseWell on March 20th and 21st in Edmonton, and on March 22nd and 23rd in Calgary for our first Provincial Symposia! Be inspired by influential leaders in health promotion, while connecting and engaging with other advocates working to address healthy eating and active living in Alberta.

The event is free to attend for anyone who is interesting in improving wellbeing in their community.

The event begins with an evening keynote from Dr. James Talbot, followed by networking over appetizers. The following day is filled with more speakers, including Dr. Trevor Hancock, as well as interactive activities focused on improving wellness in your community.

Edmonton Symposium

Where: Nisku Recreation Centre, 606 18 Ave, Nisku, Alberta T9E 7T5
When: March 20th, 7pm-9pm; March 21, 9am-4pm
Eventbrite - Healthy Community Symposium - Edmonton

Calgary Symposium

Where: Ralph Klein Park, 801 6 Street Southwest, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5
When: March 22, 7pm-9pm; March 23, 9am-4pm
Eventbrite - Healthy Community Symposium - Calgary

Keynote Speakers

Dr. James Talbot
Dr. Trevor Hancock

Travel Subsidy Information

Limited travel subsidies are available to support communities travelling 30km or more to attend the Symposium. Travel subsidies are limited to 1 per registered community and to $500 per subsidy to encourage room-sharing and carpooling. Cheques will be issued after the event after the event is complete and all receipts are submitted. The deadline to submit a travel subsidy request is March 3. Completing an application does not guarantee you a subsidy. Costs that can be claimed under this subsidy include:

Mileage ($0.40/km) OR Car rental and gas
Hotel (max $150/night)
Meals not provided by the event (Up to $10 for breakfast, $15 for lunch and $20 for dinner)

Click here to apply for a travel subsidy.

Hotel Information - Group Rates

Edmonton (Nisku), March 20th

Holiday Inn & Suites, Edmonton Airport and Conference Centre 
Ph: 780-979-0839
Rate: $110+tax, includes breakfast
Amenities: Free parking, restaurant onsite, pool, fitness centre 
Group code: ARP
Available until: March 1st

Nisku Inn and Conference Centre 
Ph: 1-780-955-7744
Rate: $99+ tax, includes breakfast
Amenities: Free parking, restaurant, pool, fitness centre 
Group Code: ARPA
Available until: March 6th

Calgary, March 22nd

Service Plus Inns & Suites
Ph: 403-256-5352
Rate: $129+tax, includes breakfast
Group code: 2493 or Alberta Recreation & Parks Association
Amenities: Free parking, pool, fitness centre
Available until: March 7th

Deerfoot Inn & Casino
Ph: 403-236-7529 or 1-877-236-5225
Rate: $129 + tax
Group Code: GMSARPA3, Alberta Recreation & Parks Association 
Amenities: free parking, restaurants, pool, fitness centre
Available until: February 18th

Contact the ChooseWell staff at or (780) 415-1745 if you have any questions.