Game on!

Athlete participating in the 2014 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games in Tracadie, New Brunswick.

Photo: Terry Kelly ©

NB PLAYS! has a game plan for creating a healthier, happier province through quality after school programming.

Here's how you can help make it happen.

Watch the trailer video.

Less screen time, more green time.

Lisa Brown and her children at Tír na nÓg Forest School, Roachville, New Brunswick.

Photo: Terry Kelly ©

Concerns over child safety, coupled with the perceived risks of outdoor play have left kids with nowhere to roam but online.

The New Brunswick Health Council estimates that 55% of children in New Brunswick spent two hours or more on screen time each day.

Learn how children at one forest school in Roachville are pushing the boundaries of the classroom. And rediscovering the great outdoors along the way.

Nekon-ont Temhuwet

Chris Brooks and his drummers from St. Mary's First Nation, New Brunswick.

Photo: Terry Kelly ©

Be a champion.

Elder-youth programs nurture the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of many First Nations youth.

Yet the benefits of these relationships extend well beyond the communities in which they thrive. As respect for Indigenous knowledge grows, so too do our prospects for a healthier future.

Discover how one community is drumming up support for the next generation of champions.

Plant a seed.

Children planting their own vegetable garden, Explore Your World, New Maryland, New Brunswick.

Photo: Terry Kelly ©

It's easier for children to distinguish between processed foods and healthier alternatives when they understand where their food comes from.

And yet more and more children in New Brunswick are out of touch with the origins of what they eat.

Read how children in New Maryland are rediscovering the roots of a healthy diet.

Level the playing field.

Children playing Chain Tag (Physical Activity p.50 in The Playbook), Boys & Girls Club of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Photo: Terry Kelly ©

With the cost of living on the rise, it's never been so important to make quality programming accessible to all New Brunswick families.

Find out how the staff of the Fredericton Boys & Girls Club is cultivating a safe, supportive space where youth can develop new skills, overcome barriers, and build healthy relationships for life.

Playing at a community near you.

The Town of Oromocto's after school program walking to the CFB Gagetown pool, one of their community partners.

Photo: Terry Kelly ©

Children and youth who use active forms of transportation not only develop a stronger connection to communities in which they live, but they also build positive associations between exercise and independence.

After school leaders can help this process along by encouraging the use of facilities that are well within reach.

Read how the Town of Oromocto is playing to its strengths by staying locally active.

Keep learning after school.

Tír na nÓg Forest School, Roachville, New Brunswick.
Photo: Terry Kelly ©

Inactivity, poor dietary decisions, and risky behaviours are mostly likely to occur between the hours of 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

By focusing on this time frame, we can turn after school into a province-wide opportunity for positive change.

Let's make a difference together.

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What Others Say

Kelly Gapp

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The Town of Oromocto’s Department of Recreation and Tourism

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Tír na nÓg Forest School

Lisa Roy

resource is fantastic.”

Lisa Roy

Boys & Girls Club of Fredericton