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Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life Resource


Aboriginal Sport Circle and its partner the Sport for Life Society are proudly unveiling a new resource for communities on National Aboriginal Day. The launch is to occur simultaneously online and at an event hosted today at the Cowichan Tribes Gymnasium in Duncan, B.C. Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life is a culturally-tailored resource that is designed for Aboriginal community members, such as parents, Elders, educators, recreation leaders, and coaches, who value physical activity and healthy living as a vehicle to the holistic development of both the individual and the community.

Deadline Extended: 2018 BC Games Coach Mentorship Program


The deadline to submit applications for the BC Games Coach Mentorship Program has been extended to Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Women in Sport Spotlight: May 2017


“Take the chance and put your hand up. Get involved and you’ll never regret it.”

Taking her own advice to heart, Tanya Donaldson has been, and continues to be, an irreplaceable contributor to amateur and high performance sport. Currently Manager of the Richmond Tennis Club, Tanya also wears a variety of different hats for BC Rugby as the Tournament Director for the Vancouver Rugby Festival and a Director for their Board. She’s also an active member on the Governance Committee and the Competition and Events Committee. In another rugby-related capacity, Tanya works with the Justice Rugby Club as their administrator.

Team BC unveils custom art to unite athletes at Games


This summer, Team BC athletes will represent our province at two major multi-sport Games - the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg and the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto.The organizers of the two Team BC contingents are excited to unveil a custom art design that was commissioned to celebrate the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

Apply now! 2018 BC Games Coach Mentorship Program


viaSport and BC Games Society are seeking interest forms for the BC Games Mentorship Program for the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games (February 22 - 25). Through coach mentor/apprentice pairings, this program is designed to assist coaches in enhancing and developing their coaching skills in pursuit of coaching certification.

Registration now open for the 2017 Coach Developer Conference in Victoria


The 2017 Coach Developer Conference is a multi-sport event open to all NCCP Coach Developers. Join us in beautiful Victoria, BC from October 12 – 15 to further develop yourself professionally in any of the Coach Developer roles. This will be a great opportunity to network and learn from sport leaders representing a variety of sports and from all over Canada.

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds


Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, measured the physical activity and bone strength of 309 teenagers over a specific four-year period that is crucial for lifelong, healthy skeletal development.

Women in Sport Spotlight: April 2017


As the Manager of Program Development at BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS), Makiko Harada would disagree with this particular definition of wheelchair basketball based on how the hard-hitting sport resonates with her. When asked to use one word to describe the sport, it’s simply the word “sport” that rings true. 

Leading Sport: Cultivating Curiosity to Realize Vision


Leadership in sport is a practice and not a position. Unlike traditional organizations where leveraging positional authority is used to motivate people, the sport leaders I interact with strive to inspire and guide independent local sport organizations through vision, influence, and persistence. While this community-based drive and passion is what sustains sport, it is also what makes leadership challenging for provincial sport executives and managers.

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Core Strength and Conditional Training

Best Practices

Remember that commercial that showed an athlete doing a thousand plus sit-ups to train for a sport? The boxer is dripping with sweat from doing sit-up after sit-up. Strengthening the core used to be considered thousands of sit-ups and curl-ups. We now know that these exercises are not effective to train you for performance sport. In fact, they actually could hurt you physically and not help you perform your sport the best you can.

Do you know our next Women in Sport Spotlight?

Do you know an inspiring women who could be our next Women in Sport Spotlight? Each month we highlight an exceptional women who has made a difference in the world of sport for her community.

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