Ontario Physical Literacy Summit

Meet the Change Agents Behind #OPLS2019

OPLS is the longest running summit in physical literacy in the world.  The OPLS committee is a collective team of professionals that represent a variety of sectors of the community, including education, recreation, public health, community services, early learners, research, and sport.  The OPLS committee members recognize the value of Physical Literacy and its benefits for people of all ages and abilities and the importance of engagement in physical activities for life.

Amber Aquin

Supervisor of Engagement at HWDSB

Hilary Caldwell

PhD candidate with the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program at McMaster University

Sonia Macaluso

RECE at HWCDSB and current co-chair

Mike Ras

City of Hamilton Recreation

Lynn Campanella

Chief Play Officer at Playocracy Inc. and current co-chair

John Madalena

Equal Opportunities Consultant with HWCDSB and current co-chair

Andrea Topic

Professional Learning Consultant at ASCY

Erica Otaguro

OPLS Administrative Coordinator, Educator at Hillfield Strathallan College

Duane Dahl

Boys and Girls Club

Katrusia Marunchak

Physical Activity Specialist with the City of Hamilton Public Health Services

Tyler Sinke

Program Coordinator Y on Wheels at the YMCA

Marianne Vrbanic

Recreation Development Consultant with the City of Hamilton Recreation

John Byl

Canadian Gopher Sport Educational Consultant

Helen Downey

President at Sport Hamilton, Sport for All, Official Sport Council for the City of Hamilton

Monica Moran

Physical Education and Health Consultant with HWDSB

Mark Verbeek

K-8 Physical Education Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Director at Hillfield Strathallan College and Sport for Life’s Manager of Innovation.

Past Summit Highlights

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