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Balance – 16 participants measured their balance skills in a very challenging sequence of balance exercises: good leg, bad leg, open and closed eyes, arabesque, and so on. Participants were eliminated as the challenge was getting more difficult. The big winner was Yun Yu. Congratulations to her! Thrin and Por were in a tight race for the Queen of balance title.

Jump Rope – A total of 14 participants showed up their jumping skills in a 1 minute challenge. Some were jumping high others were jumping fast and others had a style of their own.  The big winner in the Woman Category was Yumei  (117) and in the men category was Jason (132).  Bravo also to Shafiq (120) and Kosta (118) for their impressive performance.

All participants earned raffle tickets to win the Fitbit 2 and the winners received a 20$ gift card from President’s Choice.

The next challenge is the Smoothie Challenge tomorrow Thursday April 26th. Join us at 1:00 p.m. to taste the smoothies and vote for your favorite! #CDCGetsFit

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Équilibre – Le défi Équilibre a connu un franc succès avec 16 participants qui ont relevé le très difficile défi d’équilibre : sur la jambe dominante puis l’autre, les yeux ouverts et fermés, jambe levée puis l’arabesque. Les participants ont été éliminés au fur et à mesure que le niveau de difficulté augmentait, dès qu’ils posaient le pied au sol. Félicitations à notre grande gagnante est Yun Yu! Mentions spéciales à Trinh et Por qui ont donné une chaude lutte pour se mériter le titre de Reine de l’équilibre.

Corde à sauter – Un total de 14 participants ont démontré leurs habilités à sauter à la corde au défi de 60 secondes. Certains sautaient très haut et d’autres très vite. Chacun avait son propre style et sa technique. La grande gagnante pour les femmes est Yumei (117 sauts) alors que Jason (132)  a gagné dans la catégorie des hommes. Félicitations aux gagnants! Bravo également à Shafiq (120) et à Kosta (118) qui ont donné une performance impressionnante.

Tous les participants ont gagné des billets de tirage pour courir la chance de gagner un Fitbit 2 and les gagnants sont repartis avec une carte-cadeau de 20$ chez les marchands de President Choice.

Le prochain défi aura lieu demain le jeudi 26 avril à 13h00. Venez à la cafétéria pour goûter les smoothies de vos collègues et voter pour votre favori! #CDCEnForme

 


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Join the fun and get fit!

To keep the Healthy Body Healthy Mind spirit strong, TLE is excited to launch the 3-week CDC Gets Fit challenge starting April 23rd and running until May 3rd!

Here’s how it works: each week we have new challenges to help you improve your health, or just show off your strength, speed, balance, endurance, and food-preparation skills. Every winner of the challenges on Tuesdays and Thursdays gets a prize and everyone who participates in any challenge will get their name entered into a draw to win a great prize! Come to more events to increase your chance to win.

#CDCGetsFIT

We want to start a conversation about health and fitness, so anytime you share a post from the TLE social media accounts or post a picture with the hashtag #CDCgetsfit, your name gets entered into the draw. Take the stairs, eat healthy – at any time you can get your name put into the draw just for taking these simple steps to improve your health! Stay tuned on social media or take a look at the bulletin board on the 2nd floor for a calendar of events!

 

Amusez-vous en gardant la forme!

Afin de rester dans l’esprit de la campagne Healthy Body Healthy Mind, nous sommes fiers de vous présenter le défi CDC En Forme qui commence le 23 avril et se termine le 3 mai!

Voici comment cela fonctionne: chaque semaine, nous vous invitons à participer à des défis pour améliorer votre santé ou pour simplement montrer votre force, votre vitesse, votre équilibre, votre endurance et vos compétences en matière de préparation d’aliments. Chaque gagnant des défis recevra un prix et tous les participants pourront courir la chance de gagner un grand prix! Plus vous participez et plus vous avez la chance de gagner!

#CDCEnForme

Pour mettre l’accent sur la santé et la forme physique, chaque fois que vous partagez un message sur les réseau sociaux ou que vous affichez une photo avec le hashtag #CDCEnForme, vous faites automatiquement partie du tirage du grand prix. Prenez les escaliers, mangez sainement – à tout moment vous pouvez faire partie du tirage! Restez à l’écoute sur les réseaux sociaux ou jetez un oeil au tableau d’affichage au 2e étage pour connaître le calendrier des événements!


A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner project funded by
regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative

 


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Students and staff of TLE and CDC Vimont attended Ian Hepburn’s Mindfulness Practice: Two workshop sessions were held on March 14th:  Morning Session + Afternoon Session

MINDFULNESS PRACTICE is exactly that – a practice.

  • It is something we do.
  • It is the easiest thing you have ever done … and the most difficult.
  • It is Sitting-up straight
  • It is Feeling the breath
  • It is Seeing the seeing
  • It is Hearing the hearing
  • It is Feeling sensations of the body
  • It is watching thoughts come & go

Why do we Practice Mindfulness?

  • To wake-up to our lives as they unfold moment-to-moment
  • To live fully in THIS MOMENT – the only moment there ever is

Ian has practiced Mindfulness Practice for more than 20 years. He has presented workshops to elementary and high schools in Quebec and Ontario. He has recorded the “2-Minute Mindfulness Bell” for use in schools to help students make transitions throughout the day. Ian is a certified Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy practitioner whose work has been written about in newspapers and journals in Canada and the U.S. His website includes a 23-minute documentary broadcast nationally on CBC radio. Ian holds diplomas in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has taught piano and harp for more than 40 years. With his band Imaginary Heaven, he has toured Canada several times and sold more CDs in Japan than in Canada. In some half-life, Ian is also a handweaver whose weaving may be found in private collections in Canada and throughout the world.

 

A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner project funded by
regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative

 


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#HookedonSchoolDays

As a part of Hooked on School Days, students participated in this event by writing a few words dedicated to an important person that is an inspiration in their studies. They wrote a message to this person mentioning the reasons for which they are staying in school and why this person is important for them.

 

A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner project funded by
regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative

 


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On Thursday, TLE had the privilege of having Eric (dietitian) and Matthew (physical trainer) at CDC Vimont to talk about Health and Nutrition with students, as part of the Healthy Body, Health Mind Connection project. Over 350 students were present to visit the kiosk, sample a healthy smoothie and learn about health & fitness.

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Matthew and Eric distributed educational health, fitness and nutrition pamphlets for free, courtesy of Dairy Nutrition. They also provided information to individuals who had many questions regarding diet, physical training, health in general along with many other subjects.

Upcoming Lunch and Learn topics:

Morning Routine
Essentials to Smart Affordable Eating
Be Aware of How You Move
Workouts on a Budget
No Time, No Problem!
How to Fuel for School
You’re Eating Wrong! Here’s Why
You’re Breathing Wrong! Here’s Why
Corrective Conditioning Q & A
Body Breakdown


Health & Fitness Lunch & Learns 2018

Learn about nutrition and fitness from experts in the field. Join Eric and Matthew for informative fitness and nutrition Lunch and Learn sessions as part of the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Connection!

  • Increase your self-care skills
  • Learn Tips and Tricks to keep you on track and thrive physically
  • Progress towards the goals you want, in and out of school
  • Have the energy to stay focused and feel good

Have some questions or need fitness/nutrition information? Private consultations are also available for free. Contact TLE in room 106 for more information.

A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner project funded by
regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative

 


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Learn about nutrition and fitness from experts in the field. Join Eric and Matthew for informative fitness and nutrition Lunch and Learn sessions as part of the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Connection! Information session February 22 noon to 2 PM:  Lunch and Learn topics and Smoothie tasting

  • Increase your self-care skills
  • Learn Tips and Tricks to keep you on track and thrive physically
  • Progress towards the goals you want, in and out of school
  • Have the energy to stay focused and feel good

Upcoming Lunch and Learn topics:

Morning Routine
Essentials to Smart Affordable Eating
Be Aware of How You Move
Workouts on a Budget
No Time, No Problem!
How to Fuel for School
You’re Eating Wrong! Here’s Why
You’re Breathing Wrong! Here’s Why
Corrective Conditioning Q & A
Body Breakdown


Have some questions or need fitness/nutrition information? Private consultations are also available for free. Contact TLE in room 106 for more information.

A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner project funded by
regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative

 


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Let’s unite our voices with words of motivation! The YES YOU CAN Words of Motivation Writing Contest #HookedonSchoolDays is meant to help to inspire and motivate learners to persevere and stay in school. What drives you to continue your studies? Did someone motivate you? Did you have to overcome obstacles? What are your personal experiences? What are your words of advice? Tell us your account through a song, a story, poetry…or something of your choice!

SUBMIT AN ORIGINAL PIECE: see FULL WRITING CONTEST DETAILS

  • Poetry
  • Story
  • Personal Account
  • Song
  • Opinion piece
  • Your own idea

DEADLINE to submit: midnight, April 13th, 2018.

OPEN to all learners and students of CDC Vimont and The Learning Exchange.

PRIZES: 

  • 1st PRIZE $100 cash prize
  • 4 finalists will each receive a $50 cash prize
  • Gift cards for honourable mentions

INFORMATION & QUESTIONS: Contact The Learning Exchange :

  • by email: TLEliteracy@yahoo.ca
  • in person: See Karen in room 106
  • by phone: Call Karen at: 450-688-2933 ext. 3126

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Mona and Armen went to Laval Senior Academy to take in Converto where it was very exciting to see the robots challenging each other to win the football dropping game.


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Gumboots session April 16th will kickoff Adult Learner’s Week!

JUST AISSI

Join Just Aissi for a truly unique and fun workshop combining exercise, rhythm and percussion as well as the genesis of Gumboots, its origins and story. Fun is Guaranteed!

Choreographer and percussionist for 20 years, Just Aissi taught at the School Dance Louise Lapierre, at Vanier College, Montmorency College and the University of Montreal.

Passionate about African culture and thirsty to share it to the public, Just Aissi is convinced that culture is an essential ingredient for the well-being and identity of every society. This is the reason that Just Aïssi was successfully able to promote the finest arts of the African scene across Canada. A true ambassador of his cultural heritage, he decided to share his values through dance and percussion.

 

GUMBOOTS

He invites you essentially, to discover the Gumboots, a first influence of Stomp. It is a discipline where the body becomes a musical instrument, where the eyes are the lyrics and dance, a medium of communication. He is ready to share his passion for this discipline that has as languages: music, rhythm and gesture. He offers you his creativity and ability to develop and communicate original concepts that will capture all, regardless of age.

This is a sort of African percussive dance practiced with rubber boots. In general, all the dancers wear this kind of boots, perform a dance on the rhythm of percussions and sings. The beauty stays in harmony of gestures and the sound of boots : everything must match. Gumboots practice requires concentration, listening to each other and audacity to express themselves aloud. During the workshop, you will be introduced to basic movements of this art.

GUMBOOTS ASSETS:

Good for health

Allows you to perform memory

Enhances the ability to concentrate

Enhances the ability to listen to others

Enhances the ability to work in teams

Enhances the ability to communicate

Enhances the ability to persevere

Enhances the ability to manage stress

Enhances the ability to listen to oneself

Helps develop a musical sense rhythm


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Following Bell Let’s Talk Day, six information sessions for The Three Friends of Winter Art Project took place in classrooms early February, to introduce the idea of Winter Art as therapy for better mental health. The first art workshop was held at lunch on Feb 7th with 8 students in attendance. Students observed tree branches from the window and could also trace plants collected from the field behind the school. These will be turned into abstract stained glass inspired by trees/three friends of winter.

 

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The Three Friends of Winter Art Project/Mental Health Art project will run until the end of March 2× at lunch per week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Students will have the opportunity to explore stained glass, painting and printmaking.

 

A LEARNING EXCHANGE funded project: