Canadian Olympic Activity Challenge

The Canadian Olympic School Program has partnered with Canadian Tire’s ACTIVE AT SCHOOL movement to launch the Canadian Olympic Activity Challenge, with the aim of getting kids across the country active for 60 minutes a day through new classroom resources.

Students will be introduced to various sports included in the summer and Winter Olympic Games, learn about their history and develop an understanding of the Olympic values of Friendship, Excellence and Respect. The Canadian Olympic Activity Challenge resources, found at the bottom of this page, include:

  • A Teacher’s Guide that contains helpful tips on motivating student fitness, and making physical activity fun;
  • A Canadian Olympic Activity Tracker that offers students a place where they can record their daily physical activity. The Activity Tracker is organized into three sections: Gold, Silver and Bronze. These represent the three categories of exercise recommended in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines: strengthening activities, moderate activities and vigorous activities. It also encourages students to try new activities; and
  • Canadian Olympic Activity Challenge Cards that feature an Olympic or Pan Am sport. The sport is described in basic terms, including its origins and inclusion in the Olympic Games. Each sport profiles a featured country that is associated with the sport and a featured Canadian athlete. The Canadian Olympic Activity Challenge Cards also include a follow-up classroom activity, which allows teachers to connect the activities to language, arts or social studies learning. The current cards feature the sports of fencing, badminton, rugby, canoe/kayak, swimming, softball, speed skating and athletics.