in collaboration with Fraser Health, White Rock South Surrey Division of Family Practice, and the White Rock South Surrey Primary Care Network

Project Description

Move for Life White Rock–South Surrey is an innovative health promotion project that brings together community partners in the areas of health, recreation, education and sport. The project is funded by the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation and Innovative Fitness White Rock, and managed by Sport for Life. Move for Life partners uniquely work together from four different sectors to advance physical literacy and promote physical activity to improve community health by:

  • building a physically literate community,
  • teaching community leaders how to build physical literacy into programs and services, so residents have the tools to be active for life,
  • promoting physical activity for improved health and educating around the many benefits that come from being active,
  • supporting schools in addressing specific local barriers to provide quality physical education, and
  • working with local sport clubs to create positive, inclusive sport experiences across all ages.

Start Date

The Move for Life project started in 2017.

Regional Manager & Associate Mentor

The Regional Manager for Move for Life is Drew Mitchell, Director of Physical Literacy with Sport for Life. 

The local associate mentor is Allison Giuliani, Community Physical Activity Coordinator.

Community Partners/Stakeholders

The community partners for Move for Life have each shown great leadership and collaboration in developing physical literacy in the community. Currently, the table includes partners from:

City of White Rock

South Surrey Recreation

Surrey School District 36

Semiahmoo Minor Hockey

Pacific Sea Wolves

Urban Recreation

Coastal FC

Innovative Fitness White Rock

Seniors Health Network

Dr. Jeffery Purkis

Sectors represented

Project Reach

This project aims to improve the competence, confidence and motivation of 33,000 community members in order for them to achieve better health and be active for life.

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More Information

For more information, contact Allison Giuliani