Episode 14: Season 2- Recreational sprawl and Sports in Canada

By: Andrew Holloway
Published January 6, 2019
Chris Robicheau is a born and raised New Brunswicker who has grown up active and interested in physical education. He is a regional consultant with Tourism, Heritage and Culture who works with regional sport and recreation clubs to help build capacity, help new clubs get started and foster participation in the community. They don’t connect with fundraising activities but can help connect groups to funding.

Chris Robicheau is a born and raised New Brunswicker who has grown up active and interested in physical education. He is a regional consultant with Tourism, Heritage and Culture who works with regional sport and recreation clubs to help build capacity, help new clubs get started and foster participation in the community. They don’t connect with fundraising activities but can help connect groups to funding.

“Recreational sprawl”- certain things that require long open roads could be achieved more in a rural setting vs in an urban centre- looking to build a stronger relationship between recreation and sport and rural vs urban.

Sport in Canada starts from infancy to competitive. A main focus right now is to provide the most positive environment for kids to learn how to move their bodies, play and have fun, with less focus on competition early on vs after they have matured. The system in Canada is set up to support Recreation at a younger age vs competitive sport/proficient with physical literacy.

Physical Literacy can be improved at any age of life!

Chris’s top 3:

Favourite place: He has many! Grand Falls, Tobique River, Mount Carleton, Saint John River, Moncton Area beaches, Petticodiac River, Hopewell Rocks, Elgin, Caledonia Gorge, Port Elgin Area, Cocagne, Bathurst, Acadian Peninsula, Youghall Beach, Caraquet

Favourite food: Tiramisu

Favourite activity: Being in the woods, taking his dog for a walk in the woods, anything to do with outdoor recreation

Codiac cycling trails: https://www.facebook.com/CodiacCyclingTrails/

Gran Fondo in Shediac: http://herosducoeur.org/grand-fondo-et-criterium-des-heros-du-coeur/

NB Physical Literacy: http://www.nbphysicalliteracy.ca/index.php/en/

Lawn darts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn_darts

Penny Oleksiak: https://olympic.ca/team-canada/penny-oleksiak/

Mount Katahdin (in Baxter State Park): https://baxterstatepark.org/

Volunteering at the Olympics: https://olympic.ca/become-a-volunteer-for-team-canada/

https://olympic.ca/tag/tokyo-2020/

North American Indigenous Games: http://www.naigcouncil.com/

Aboriginal Sport and Rec NB: http://asrnb.ca/

Canada Games: https://canadagames.ca/

Some information on competitive canoes/kayaks: http://canoekayak.ca/go-paddling/sprint/

War Canoe: http://canoekayak.ca/go-paddling/war-canoe/

Contact your local regional consultant: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.201039.Sport_and_Recreation_Organizations_(Regional__Local_Grant).html#serviceLocation

Published January 6, 2019
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