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Register to protect youth from sexual abuse in sport


In order to support sport organizations and drive change in B.C., viaSport is hosting BUILDING SAFE SPORT: Protecting Youth from Sexual Abuse, an event to bring awareness to the realities of child abuse in sport and implement preventative measures. The event will kick off with a free film screening of Swift Current, a feature length documentary around former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy who was sexually abused by his junior hockey coach.

Announcing our Surprise, Coach! Contest Winner!


Thank you to all the sport teams and clubs that took the time to appreciate your coach for Coaches Week. We were incredibly moved by the 21 videos representing 13 unique B.C. communities that were submitted to our Surprise, Coach! Contest. Seeing the different ways that your coach has positively impacted you is a vivid testament to the passionate work they’re doing to further sport and physical activity.

Q&A: Team Canada’s Head Coach and the Healing Power of the Invictus Games


Alongside his many accolades, there’s another international, multi-sport event that Lawless holds near and dear to his heart – the Invictus Games. Created by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games harnesses the power of sport to inspire wounded, injured and sick servicemen and servicewomen. The Games are also a means to help them build physical and mental strength, and increase public awareness for those that serve in the army. Derived from Latin, “Invictus” means “unconquered” or “undefeated.”

3 tips to keep your kid in sport


Being the parent of a young athlete is no easy feat. It can involve practices that occur at unimaginable hours, uniforms with persistent stains, and lost voices from constant cheering. However, the toughest challenge of all can be instilling a love for sport and physical activity that extends beyond their teenage years.

Are you Canada's next Paralympian?


The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, is pleased to announce that the PARALYMPIAN SEARCH will be visiting Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 22 and Toronto on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Coach Feature: Parliamentary Secretary, Sport & Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon


Parliamentary Secretary (PS) Ravi Kahlon learned one of his most valued and memorable life lessons as a young adult from his coach: that process is more important than outcome. A key learning that he attributes to making him a better human being across all areas of his life. And that’s the thing about coaches – they have the influence and impact to profoundly shape and change lives.

Celebrating coaches in B.C – #ThanksCoach

News Release

The government of British Columbia has proclaimed Sept. 23 – 30, 2017, as British Columbia Coaches Week, recognizing the impact of the more than 10,000 coaches in the province.

Coaches Week: Building a lifetime love for exercise


In her final year of high school, Crystal Thomas had one goal: to attend the BC Summer Games. She doesn’t remember the specifics, but recalls competing at the Summer Games for modern pentathlon which consists of swimming, fencing, running, shooting and stadium jumping. Since 2004, she’s taken a number of athletes from northern B.C. to attend the Games, just like she once did.

Coaches Week: Home is where a coach's heart is


The beauty of sport lies in the different ways that one can get involved. You can choose to play pick-up games. You can join an organized league with friends. You can dedicate more than three quarters of your life to reach the Olympic stage.  

For Dylan Armstrong, his involvement has always been the latter

Coaches Week: Full-time coaching? It's never too late


“Don’t give up.”

It’s these three words that encouraged Brandon Archer to begin his pursuit of coaching full-time. After having a heart attack last year, he promptly quit his other profession. The stress was simply not worth the negative effects on his health.