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Follow the Champions for Health in Antigua

Students from the Kinesiology and Teacher Education programs are currently in Antigua, West Indies, for the 2016 Champions for Health Promoting Schools program. This is the eighth year that kinesiology professor Joanna Sheppard has led  UFV students volunteering on the island (and the 11th year of the program).A total of 21 students from UFV are participating […]

Champions for Health program is life-changing for UFV students and those they mentor

It’s four life-changing weeks in a Caribbean nation, but it’s no vacation. Each year, UFV students from the bachelor’s degree programs in Kinesiology and Education head to the tiny island country of Antigua to volunteer as physical education leaders in elementary schools. It’s a win-win-win situation for the UFV students, the children they interact with, […]

Champions for Health receive government kudos in Antigua

Once again a group of UFV students are having the experience of a lifetime by spending several weeks interacting with school children in Antigua through the Champions for Health Promoting Schools project. Led by Dr. Joanna Sheppard of the Kinesiology and Physical Education department, the group is comprised mostly of KPE students, but this year […]

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Antiguan teachers learn with Canadian counterparts through UFV

Three wise, warm Antiguan teachers joined University of the Fraser Valley Kinesiology instructorJoanna Sheppard — and her students — in elementary schools across the Chilliwack school district this month. It’s the first visit by Antiguan educators since Sheppard began taking students to the Caribbean island seven years ago (including five expeditions with UFV students and […]

UFV students and program reach new heights in Antigua

Building relationships, gaining confidence, and being humbled are just a few of the experiences had by a group of UFV students on a recent trip to Antigua with the Champions for Health Promoting Schools program. In its seventh year, the project also reached new heights — from being commended by the Antiguan minister of education, […]

UFV students host sports day with a twist in Antigua

Following an early morning tropical rainstorm over the Caribbean island of Antigua, the sun eventually came out on Friday afternoon, helping a group of UFV students host a successful Unity Games. The event is described as a Canadian sports day with a twist, by UFV Kinesiology instructor Joanna Sheppard. This is Sheppard’s seventh year hosting […]

Antigua: Unity Games run through

Bean bags, frisbies, and skipping ropes will be the building blocks for teaching life skills at this Friday’s Unity Games in Antigua. For the month of May, a group of UFV students are in the Caribbean working with young kids in both the classroom and outdoors. It’s part of a program called Champions for Health […]