Monday 22 October 2018

HPEC Annual Conference, An Excellent Professional Development Opportunity!

Conference Registration for HPEC 2019 is open!

The HPEC Annual Conference is a “must do” for health and physical education teachers in Alberta. This annual professional development event is held in early May each year. It is an exceptional learning opportunity put on by Alberta teachers for Alberta teachers. Some words used to describe last year’s HPEC conference include: informative, engaging, collegial, inspiring, active, fun, social, exciting, refreshing, connecting, learning, laughing, awesome, useful, relevant, motivating, energetic, captivating, enlightening, uplifting, worthwhile, professional, exceptional, enjoyable, interesting, wonderful, rewarding, applicable, insightful, fulfilling, educational, invigorating, amazing, outstanding and practical. With teachers describing the annual HPEC Conference with words like these, who wouldn’t want to attend?

The 2019 HPEC Conference will be held in Red Deer on May 9, 10 and 11. Here is the HPEC 2019 Top Ten Reasons to ensure your attendance at this year’s conference.

  1. The Conference Theme: Life’s A Journey, Let it be ACTIVE! 
  2. The Conference Keynote Speakers: Hal Johnson and JoAnne MacLeod. These are iconic Canadian figures promoting physical activity for all. 
  3. The Conference Venue: New facilities will be used for the conference at Red Deer College. These facilities have been specifically built for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. 
  4. The Conference Program: Countless sessions sharing information and best practices related to Health and Physical Education. 
  5. The Conference Friday Night Social at Canyon Ski Hill: Canadian themed and there might even be snow to play in and cardboard tobogganing races at the Friday Night Social in May. Let’s Play Eh?! 
  6. The Alberta Teachers recognized with HPEC Awards: Celebrate the exceptional teaching and contributions to Health and Physical Education in our province with the HPEC Awards of Distinguished Service, PHE Canada Young Professional Award and the HPEC Certificate of Commendations. 
  7. The Conference Exhibitors: Check out the latest and greatest resources and equipment on display to enhance your health and physical education program. 
  8. The Conference Nutrition Breaks: Get re-energized during the day with healthy snacks to keep you going throughout the sessions you attend. 
  9. The HPEC Executive: Meet the HPEC President and fellow executive members throughout the conference. The HPEC Executive members volunteer to serve Alberta teachers and promote health and physical education throughout the province. 
  10. The Pre-Conference Session put on by Ever Active Schools. Learn about the resource, “Ski, Skate and Slide”. Using an alternative environment of ice and snow. 

All HPEC 2019 Conference information can be found on the HPEC website conference link:

I hope to see you in Red Deer on May 9, 10 and 11, 2019! Conference registration is now open on the HPEC website.

Blog post submitted by:
Sonia Sheehan
HPEC Vice President Communication