Canadian Play List by ParticipACTION

ParticipACTION is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with a “150 Play List“. The list is meant to encourage Canadian’s to get active by doing all the great physical activities available in Canada.

Check out the list and join in the challenge at the ParticipACTION 150 Play List site. Be sure to help create the list vote for, or add, your favourite activity, like “Play on the playground,” “Exercise in the park,” or “Play Biba!”.

Best Canadian Playground Equipment

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Rock’N Ship from PlayPower Canada

 

 

Gravity Rail from Miracle Recreation. Zipline fun for the playground!

Thrilling Products and Announcements at the NRPA Show in St. Louis

If you are headed to the NRPA show in St. Louis, be sure to stop by booth 2210 to learn about the latest developments from PlayPower. The Little Tikes Commercial booth has exciting information about the latest development in inclusive play, while the Miracle Recreation booth has information about thrilling products such as the Gravity Rail.

This video gives you a taste of what you can experience at the show:

gravity-rail-from-miracle-recreation-the-ultimate-in-zipline-playground-funGravity Rail from Miracle Recreation. Zipline fun for the playground!

Enjoy the show!

New barrier-free playground at Westboro Elementary School in Sherwood Park, Alberta

CBC News just broadcast a feature on the opening of the new barrier-free playground at Westboro Elementary School in Sherwood Park, Alberta. The article on the CBC website has video of the playground in use and interviews with happy residents and teachers at the grand opening. (http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/sherwood-park-playground-opens-after-2-years-of-fundraising-1.3785030)

The playground features many of the amazing inclusive Little Tikes Commercial products available from PlayPower Canada. These include the Rock ‘n Ship, Revolution Inclusive Spinner, Generation Swing, Inclusive Swing Seats, Infinity Web, and so much more.

Check out our August 15, 2016 post that includes a link to the Parents Group blog detailing the process and finished playground. The blog also celebrates “all those people, businesses and groups who help us achieve our dream as they are true HEROES and deserve to be celebrated” and is “actively looking for HEROES to help build playgrounds designed with all children in mind; playgrounds with the right equipment & surfacing solutions to accommodate everyone’s needs.”

A few interesting quotes from the blog are:

“It appears that the Revolution Spinner is the biggest hit; there are always tons of kids crowded on it spinning around and around. I’ve heard that at recess time, there is always a line up. I’ve noticed adults swinging in the special needs swings since they are large enough to hold an adult which is cool; they have a good vantage point towards the one half of the playground. I’ve seen kids in them too; with the full back, it’s a different swinging sensation than a regular swing. I’ve noticed kids climbing around and through the Infinity Web, and digging in the sand below it. Other kids rocking in the ship that really rocks, or running through it and climbing through the port holes on their way somewhere else. They are climbing, and sliding like crazy too.”

“I also really enjoyed watching the Generation Swing in use. I have never seen one of these and I saw a dad swinging with his toddler and they both looked like they were having a blast. I wish these existed when my kids were little.”

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For more information contact your local PlayPower Canada representative.

 

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Videos Of Favourite Play Events

PlayPower Canada just posted videos of some of the world’s favourite play events online. Now you can see children interact, build skills, learn, and have fun when you are planning what events you want in your local playground or park.

See Little Tikes Commercial videos at http://littletikescommercial.ca/media/videos/ and Miracle Recreation videos at http://www.miracle-recreation.ca/videos/

For reference material on all your favourite play equipment, go to http://playpowercanada.ca/resources/

Ziplines, Inclusive Spinner, Best Play Equipment, Fantastic Park In Acton, Playground, Canada

 

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Vancouver Sun Article On Playgrounds That Get Kids Off The Couch!

The Vancouver Sun article Biba: An app that creates treasure maps and obstacle courses within playgrounds”  tells the story of the exciting new app that is helping to get children off the couch, and municipalities to get data on their park usage.  Reporter Jenny Lee interviewed creator Matt Toner, PlayPower’s chief marketing officer Lynne Vandeveer, and City of Sudbury (Ontario) recreation coordinator Anne Gervais to capture all the details.

For additional articles and information on Biba! see:

Two Northern Ontario Communities Unveil Biba! Enabled Playgrounds

Bienvenue au terrain de jeu Biba!

Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference in Truro April 6-8th

Make the Most of the 48th OALA Conference!

Free Games To Encourage Outdoor Play!

Free games to encourage healthy outdoor play

PlayPower Canada Sharing the Fun!

Inclusive Paradise!

The Town of Paradise, NL, now has a beautiful Accessible playground for everyone to enjoy. Paradise Park is next to the Double Ice Complex at the end of Sarah Davis way. This play area features a Little Tikes Commercial KidBuilders play structure and is packed with features that makes it fun for everyone, from the accessible ramps and swings, to the surfacing and picnic tables. Fun and challenges are provided for all skill levels!

For more information check out the Town of Paradise website, or PlayPower Canada to find your local representative. The park also has a splash pad, beach volleyball court, and separate fenced dog parks for small dogs and big dogs).

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Accessible Swing Seat, Best Swing Seat, Canada Swing Seat

Inclusive Swing Seat from PlayPower Canada

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Rock’N Ship from PlayPower Canada

Canadian Playground Equipment

Be A Playground Hero – Great Website to Check Out

A fantastic website worth checking out is “Be A Playground Hero” .

This site is actively looking for HEROES to help build playgrounds designed with all children in mind; playgrounds with the right equipment & surfacing solutions to accommodate everyone’s needs. The site is http://www.beaplaygroundhero.com/ and states “We want to celebrate all those people, businesses and groups who help us achieve our dream as they are true HEROES and deserve to be celebrated.”

“Be A Playground Here” is loaded with good advice and a real world look at how playgrounds happen. They are based in Alberta, but they also link to other good resources, like this CTV News link to an excellent report on an inclusive playground that was just opened in Halifax.

 

Play Biba!, Cache Bay Playground, 55 Cache St, Cache Bay, ON, Mobile game for families

Two Northern Ontario Communities Unveil Biba! Enabled Playgrounds From PlayPower Canada!

The Municipality of West Nipissing and the City of Greater Sudbury just took a step forward in promoting the active outdoor play which is essential to the development of healthy children. Both communities just unveiled Biba! enabled playgrounds. Biba is a mobile game system that blends the digital play that kids love with the active outdoor play and joyful imaginative fun that parents remember from their childhood.

Head to Jeanne D’Arc Playground on J’eanne D’arc Street in Val Therese, Ontario, or Cache Bay Playground, 55 Cache Street in Cache Bay, Ontario to explore the fun. The games are available for FREE at the App Store or Google Play. Download them today!

The local PlayPower Canada representative, CRCS Recreation, helped the communities design and bring their Biba! enabled Little Tikes Commercial playgrounds to life. For more information, have a look at this video, and contact your local PlayPower Canada Representative.

Play Biba!, Cache Bay Playground, 55 Cache St, Cache Bay, ON, Mobile game for families

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Free games to encourage healthy outdoor play

Free games to encourage healthy outdoor play

Comment jouer!

 

Biba vous montre une nouvelle façon de jouer sur votre terrain de jeu!

Comment jouer!

  1. Ouvrez l’App Store ou Google Play sur votre mobile
  2. Recherchez “Playbiba”
  3. Téléchargez le jeu et jouez avec votre enfant!

Comment jouer!

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