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1:30 p.m.    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
             Catriona Le May Doan

             Catriona Le May Doan has done what no other Canadian athlete has ever accomplished—
             she won an Olympic Gold medal and then successfully defended her 'Olympic Gold' title.

             Twenty-three years in the sport of speed skating taught Catriona a great deal and she
             realized her dream of winning an Olympic gold medal. Reaching your potential is
             limitless. Catriona will share strategies and tactics applied to her sport, and how they can
             be applied universally.

2:45 p.m. Refreshments

3:00 p.m.    Motivation, Older Adults and Participation in Physical Activity: Physical Activity for
             Health, a Right not a Privilege

             Dr. Joseph Levy, BA, BPHE, MSW, PhD

             Active living is a way of life, encompassing social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-
             being. Participation in physical activities among older adults has not only mitigated the
             impact of chronic diseases but has also contributed to resiliency and hardiness among
             older populations. The evidence is overwhelming on the overall benefit of physical activity
             for older adults. However, the major barriers to participation in physical activities for the
             older adult are related to emotional, social, economic, political, cultural, administrative,
             religious, and design barriers. The majority of inactive older Canadians have reported
             access barriers despite their desire to lead healthier lives. Physical activity for health goals
             among older populations should be a RIGHT not a PRIVILEGE or an elitist form of

4:00 p.m. 4  Closing remarks
5:00 p.m.
             Networking Reception - Royal Tyrrell Museum
             Discover Drumheller Night
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