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The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) is thrilled to announce the Fearless Physical Activity event series that will be held across Ontario in 2017. Through funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the CCHA has partnered with the CHEO Research Institute and recreational facilities in your local community to deliver Fearless Physical Activity events for children, teens, and adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD). The events will offer:

  • A variety of fun physical activity opportunities
  • Learning sessions to enable those living with CHD to adopt an active lifestyle without fear.
  • The opportunity to network with other CHD families
  • Discovery of community resources that will help you to lead an active lifestyle.
  • Learn more about the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA).

Individual events are designed for children (5-12 years old), youth (13-18 years old) and adults.  Families of those living with CHD are invited to join their loved ones to participate in these fun events. We recommend that you select the event based on the age of your family member with CHD as activities and education sessions are geared towards their age.  However participants are encouraged to attend the event that best suits the age range of their family (i.e. your child with CHD is 12 years old, but siblings are older, you may want to register for the youth event.  Note – if you are an adult with CHD but would like to bring young children, we suggest you contact Jenna Yaraskavitch at jennayaraskavitch@cchaforlife.org to discuss).

Starting in the spring of 2017 Fearless Physical Activity events will be held in London, Ottawa, Thunder Bay or Sudbury and Toronto every season of the year! The three hour long, Fearless events will take place on the weekends, either on Saturday or Sunday at a local recreational facility.  Can’t make it out to a Fearless event, no problem. 'Fearless' information and resources needed to enable children, youth and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) across Canada to lead active, healthy lifestyles without fear will be available via the CCHA web site after the completion of the 2017 Fearless events.

Fearless Physical Activity is the perfect opportunity to learn more about leading an active lifestyle with congenital heart disease and to try fun seasonal physical activity opportunities available in your community!

See the schedule below to find a Fearless event in a city near you. More dates will be available throughout the year. Please keep up to date here on our website or follow us on social media to learn when there will be a Fearless event near you!

If you have any questions or would like more details please contact Jenna Yaraskavitch at jennayaraskavitch@cchaforlife.org.

Registration is required! Keep in mind that there may be limited spots available, which we expect will fill up quickly – so register as soon as possible. Registration link is provided at the bottom of the webpage.

*Note: Fearless Physical Activity events will be held in English

 

LONDON

Download Fearless Events London Schedule.pdf (4.98 MB)

OTTAWA

Download Fearless Events Ottawa Schedule.pdf (4.66 MB)

SUDBURY

Download Fearless Events Sudbury Schedule.pdf (4.65 MB)

THUNDER BAY

Download Fearless Events Thunder Bay Schedule.pdf (4.78 MB)

TORONTO

Download Fearless Events Toronto Schedule.pdf (4.97 MB)

ALL FEARLESS EVENTS

Download Fearless Events Master Schedule.pdf (5.09 MB)

 

REGISTER HERE

To register for a Fearless Physical Activity event in your area, please complete our registration form using the link below.

http://www.cchaforlife.org/webforms/fearless-physical-activity-registration

 

 

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