Ted Temertzoglou Awarded PHE Canada’s Most Prestigious Award.
Congratulations to Ted Temertzoglou, an active member at Georgian Peaks Ski Club on winning the prestigious PHE Canada R. Tait Mackenzie Award. The award was presented at the recent National PHE conference in St. John’s NFLD with Ted’s entire family in attendance. The R. Tait Mackenzie Award is considered PHE Canada’s most prestigious award.
As posted on the PHE Canada website “Ted is a tireless advocate for the health and physical education profession and its practioners, Ted Temertzoglou has spent his career working with health and physical education teachers across Canada and around the world. He has developed programs, authored text books and literature that support curricula in many Canadian provinces. Ted has been invited to consult on the content of provincial curricula and has been engaged to speak about the health and physical education profession throughout Canada, North America and around the world.
Ted Temertzoglou’s work is his true passion and his ability to pass that passion on to others is his legacy. He has always been very conscientious about ensuring that everyone finds their own personal success in health, fitness and well-being. A man who cannot sit still for any length of time, Ted is the epitome of a body in motion in both his personal and professional life and his movement is contagious. Whether through his professional development sessions, keynote addresses, daily conversations or as a role model, Ted makes a person want to move, reminds them of the value of movement and inspires renewed dedication and desire to share that love of movement with others.
As an invited international keynote speaker, lead author of numerous Canadian curriculum related texts, leader of curriculum development and reform and inspiring colleagues in the quest to offer meaningful educational opportunities, Ted continues to share his love and passion for physical and health education and wellness in all its forms.
Through his service to humanity, his dedication to and promotion of the advancement of knowledge and understanding of physical and health education, Ted epitomizes Dr. R. Tait McKenzie’s professional ideals and truly embodies the spirit of this award. We are blessed to have someone like Ted Temertzoglou working in our field and it is truly fitting to honour him with this award.”
Ted has been a physical education teacher for more than 20 years. He is the Vice President of Teacher/Student Success at Thompson Educational Publishing authoring several resources for Health and Physical Education. He works with provincial governments, ministries of education, school boards and health and physical education teachers, implementing UNESCO’s Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policy-Makers. He delivers keynote addresses and conducted workshops on physical literacy, health & physical education and staff wellness, all over the world. He is also a certified personal trainer with The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. Ted and his wife Carolyn have two kids heavily involved in ski racing – their son Zach is entering the SOD Ski team program and their daughter Rebecca is now coaching at Georgian Peaks.
Readers can follow Ted on twitter @LifeIsAthletic for valuable insight on sport education and physical literacy.
For more information contact:
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA)