3 results for author: Judith Lipp

New Faces, Growing Capacity, More Take Me Outside Initiatives

The Take Me Outside team is growing and with that we are able to offer new initiatives for getting students outside.  New skills and expanded capacity = new TMO challenges and awesome new shirts; we’re excited to tell you all about it. At the beginning of this year we put out a national call for new Directors and were overwhelmed by the interest, passion and skill that has come our way.  We added five new Directors for a total of nine with representation from across the country. We regret not being able to accommodate everyone that applied, but a Board of 30 would be unwieldy! Check out our stellar roster of new (+ the previous) Directors ...

2018 Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Contest Winners! Here are the winning videos from each category. Stay tuned for details for the 2019 Contest coming soon! Grade 7-12 Category: Grand Prize and 1st Place Winner Rachel Peressini from Victoria, BC 2nd Place Winner Ian Oliphant from Vernon, BC 3rd Place Winner Jacqueline Shi from Oakville, ON Grade K-6 Category: 1st Place Winner Sophie Colden from Calgary, AB 2nd Place Winner Katelyn Paiuk from Kleinburg, ON 3rd Place Winner Kiaera McQuillan from Langley, BC Rules

Are You In or Out?

Written by Judith Lipp, TMO's new Manager. In my second week of being the new manager for Take Me Outside, I was inundated with hundreds of new e-mails in a period of just a few hours. As I sat before my in-box, I had a sinking feeling and doubts about the job all of a sudden.  How would I be able to achieve the balance for which I am advocating: between stationary, screen time and being outside and active regularly. So there I was, staring at all those unread e-mails in my work inbox, feeling overwhelmed and wondering how I would ever breathe the fresh air again. But as I scanned the long list of unread messages (page after page after page) ...