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Be your best you in 2016

Brookvale Provincial Park offers lots of fun activities to get you and your family active this winter.

The trees are at the curb, the last of the plum pudding out with the compost and the Visa bill is in the mailbox.

Now what? As we stare down a few months of winter, why not work on improving yourself so that when the snow melts you will be your best self? There are lots of self-improvement opportunities for Provincial government employees to take advantage of through work.
The best employees are healthy and happy – mental and physical health in the workplace is essential to a great public service.

Whether you want to lose weight, get active, quit smoking, improve your relationships or spend more time outdoors, there are lots of resources to help.
For example, the Weight Watchers at Work group meets every Monday at noon in the media room in the basement of Shaw South.

The group is up to 19 members who get discounted rates and enjoy the support of co-workers to reach their goals. A Weight Watchers representative comes in weekly with her scale and presents a regular meeting for the group. Want to join? Contact Margaret Simpson at 368-4140 or email

If you’re looking for ways to move your body more, or to get outside and fill your lungs with  crisp winter air go!PEI has lots of programs, activities and challenges to take part in, such as an indoor walking club. For more information on this highly successful government group go to
Brookvale Winter Activity Park, located in the central part of Queens County, has lots of fun activities for winter enthusiasts of all ages, including x-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Check out the website at or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for conditions and events.

Sometimes learning something new can really recharge your batteries.

The PEI Public Service Commission is hosting a series of wellness lunch & learn events throughout 2016.  Monthly, thirty minute lunch & learn events will take place on a variety of wellness topics, with the primary theme being "Taking Charge of ME."
Each session will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m at the following worksites across the Province:  (pack your lunch.)     

Charlottetown - Shaw Building, Media Room
Upcoming sessions  include: The Heart and Stroke Foundation on Make Health Last (Feb. 11), The Canadian Cancer Society PEI about The Power of Prevention (March 17), The Arthritis Society of PEI on Exercise Control Over Arthritis (April 14), and go!PEI on Healthy Living (May 19).
Montague, Provincial Government Building, 548 Main Street, Boardroom
Upcoming session:  The Canadian Diabetes Association on Your Roadmap to Wellness (Feb. 3)

Summerside - Holman Centre, 250 Water Street, Room 208   
Upcoming session:  The Canadian Diabetes Association on Your Roadmap to Wellness (Feb. 4)

Stay tuned, as additional Wellness Lunch & Learn Sessions will be added to the itinerary.  

For more information on these sessions contact Crystal-Lynn O’Meara, HR Officer with the PEI Public Service Commission at 902-368-6599 or email  

To find other learning sessions between now and May, visit
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