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UBU: Girls-Empowerment, Active Wellness, Mindful Life 8-Week Program

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Spark Centre

116 Broadmoor Place IV

2257 Premier Way

Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 2M8

Canada

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Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.: Oct. 8 - Dec. 3

UBU: Girls - Focuses on empowering young girls to move more, try more new things, connect more & become more self-aware in a multi-session format. Each spring and fall, this program is run out of Sherwood Park (with plans to expand into Edmonton soon) for youth who identify as female in Grades 6-8 to attend. UBU: Girls offers participants space to practice overall well-being as they create connections/community through physical activity and conversations relevant to them. In small-to-medium-sized group settings, participants engage in fitness-related activities combined with mindful exercises like journaling, breathing, setting intentions, and more, that help them be more in the present moment.

The stats of girls stopping being physically active by choice are increasing in greater numbers than males and the intention of UBU: Girls is to tackle those stats and help girls see physical activity as fun, social, inclusive, and strongly connected to their social, emotional, mental, and physical health. The program is to put the seed in their minds that they can create lifelong overall well-being for themselves through intentional, mindful, physical activity.

*Program needs a minimum of 9 girls to run. Will take up to 15 max. per season.

Here are the themes for the 2019 fall program:

Oct. 8 - Week 1 - WELCOME WEEK
Oct. 15 - Week 2 - FIND YOU
Oct. 22 - Week 3 - OPENMINDEDNESS *Guest speaker - Patrycia Rzechowka (Ambassador and Spokesperson, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, MS'ed with the Wrong Girl)
Oct. 29 - Week 4 - BE YOU *Guest leader - Jessica Smith (Professional photographer)
Nov. 5 - Week 5 - LEAD YOUR WAY
------November Break - no session Nov. 12------
Nov. 19 - Week 6 - MINDFUL CONNECTIONS *Guest instructor- Bobbi-Jo Siverns (Yoga instructor & owner/founder of Elemental Wellness)
Nov. 26 - Week 7 - COMMUNITY
Dec. 3 - Week 8 - CELEBRATE *Parents/Guardians invited to be part of last celebration session activities & then a party with snacks afterwards!


Program FAQs

Do I select all dates when registering my daughter?

Please just pick the first date and the fee will include all 8 sessions. All dates are listed simply for your reference to check your schedules and confirm you can make all/most sessions. The system should stop you from picking two dates, but if you notice your total cost is more than $150 + Eventbrite fees, then deselect one date.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send an email to u.b.u.programinfo@gmail.com and You Be You Wellness (UBU) Founder and Coach, Michelle Lindstrom, will respond.


What's the refund policy?

Fees can be refunded up to one week prior to start date of the program (Sept. 30). Please contact u.b.u.programinfo@gmail.com by Sept. 30 if the youth you've registered can no longer participate in the program, or else fees can no longer be refunded.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. I will receive the name and email address of the person who registers a participant and be in contact with him/her to gather some info before the start date of the program.


Is there parking?

Yes. There is free parking that you can use.


Do guardians stay at the site during the program?

No. There will be a sign in and sign out form for parents/guardians to come into the Spark Centre to initial at the beginning/end of each session, but otherwise you have almost two hours to yourself! The last session on Dec. 3 is an exception, when guardians/parents/siblings are invited to join in on the fun for a celebration challenge, a little help guiding the kids, and then snacks and fun afterwards.


Can someone other than me drop off or pick up my daughter/registered participant?

Yes. If you can let me know when dropping off kids that you've carpooled, for example, and are signing in two participants, and if the same is happening for pick up. But I'll have waivers, emergency contact forms, and a survey for you to fill out before the program starts to cover the various scenarios of what to expect and if there are any people your child cannot go home with.


My daughter is very mature for her age but in Gr. 5. Can she be a part of the program?

Unfortunately, no. I appreciate that every child is different in maturity levels and so a Gr. 5 student may be more mature than some Gr. 6 students, but it gets complicated when I make one exception to the rule for one person and then not for another. From my experience with program creation and facilitation, this age group works well together, and I'd like to stick to the Gr. 6-8 span for now.


Do you have a similar program for boys? They need something like this, too.

Not yet, but I absolutely agree. I must be mindful of my own capacity, research, experience, and program intention. I don't want to spread myself too thin to accommodate too many populations and dilute the effectiveness of this program.

But I do have other streams of UBU programming that include boys.

My UBU: Schools program works with boys and girls in schools in Grades 5-9 Sport Fit, Sports Performance, and Sport for Life programs to bring mindfulness into their physically active programs.

And my UBU: Sports program works with youth U11-U17 teams/groups of any gender to help with team-building, leadership, inclusion, etc. for 1-3 workshop sessions.


Why is a program like this necessary?

Yes, the stats show that girls are being less active and most youth programs either work on the fitness element or the empowerment element and opportunities in school and in higher levels of sport are limited compared to males. Girls look at fitness differently than boys and many youth programs paint all youth with the same brush assuming the same approach should work for all.

"If a girl hasn’t participated in sport by the age of 10, there is only a 10% chance that she will be physically active as an adult. Only 16% of adult women report sport participation."— Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)

"For many women and girls, social acceptance enhances group performance (in contrast to men and boys, for whom performance enhances social acceptance)." – CAAWS.


If my daughter can only attend 6 of the 7 sessions, can I have a refund for one?

Unfortunately, no. The same goes for missed days due to illness or a conflicting activity. Once the number of participants is set a week prior to the program's start date (with a min. of 9 participants to run the program), I buy all the materials required and prepare accordingly and cannot refund individual sessions. Please consider your child's schedule and potential conflicts before registering.


If my daughter misses one session, will she be behind for the rest of the program?

No. The ideas and themes build off of one another and attending all sessions will give the most complete experience but missing one session will not set your child behind or make her feel left out when she returns.

Location

Spark Centre

116 Broadmoor Place IV

2257 Premier Way

Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 2M8

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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