Health and Physical Education Council

Upcoming Conference(s)

May 3 - 5, 2018  Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Link to Health and Physical Education Council website


The Health and Physical Education Council (HPEC) advocates for health and physical education in Alberta's schools.


HPEC provides assistance to members so that they may improve curriculum and instruction through increased knowledge and understanding. The Council studies health and physical education issues and prepares professional responses and also networks with other agencies with common objectives.

The Council holds drive-in workshops throughout the province that offer a potpourri of health and physical education sessions. The Council also sponsors professional development grants from a donation fund called the Friends of HPEC. The annual conference is held in the spring and features practical and theoretical sessions related to all areas of health and physical education for all grade levels.

In addition, HPEC coordinates the Schools Come Alive Project, which provides support, leadership resources and workshops relating to active living and physical education.


The HPEC publishes the E-Sprinter e-newsletter and the Runner journal.

Council Fees

Category Fee
Regular Membership $35
Student Membership $0
Life Membership $35
Subscriptions $37

Contact information for the executive members of the Health and Physical Education Council is provided to assist the ATA in conducting its professional and business affairs.

Health and Physical Education Council

Council Executive

Elisha O'Lain
Phone (bus): 403-777-7490 
Fax: 403-777-7499
Chris Shaw
Kim Bates
Phone (bus): 403-710-9930
Editor, Runner
Brent Bradford
Phone (bus): 780-490-9278
Social Media
Collin Dillon
Phone (bus): 780-560-0336
Editor, Sprinter
Sonia Sheehan
Phone (bus): 403-241-7400 
Fax: 403-258-2701
ATA Staff Advisor
Fred Kreiner
Phone (bus): 780-447-9400 OR 1-800-232-7208 
Fax: 780-455-6481
ATA Ever Active Schools Liaison
Mark Yurick
Phone (bus): 780-447-9475 OR 1-800-232-7208 
Fax: 780-455-6481
PEC Liaison
Robert Twerdoclib
Phone (bus): 780-963-7431 
Fax: 780-963-5212