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Time is runing out! Apply before the deadline of 5:00 pm PT on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 for the position of viaSport CEO.

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B.C. and I·SPARC Honour Provincial Recipients of Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport

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The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, created the Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport to highlight the incredible achievements of Aboriginal youth athletes in the province. The second-annual awards honour Aboriginal athletes under 25 years of age who have achieved excellence in performance sport, are regarded for their leadership qualities, are committed to a higher education, and are recognized as community role models both on and off the field.

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In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, ParticipACTION revealed the 150 Play List earlier this year with 150 activities that uniquely define us as Canadians. The 150 Play List is Canada’s physical-activity movement of 2017, inspiring Canadians everywhere to sit less and move more through a variety of different ways to get active. The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a collaborative effort supported by the Government of Canada, premier corporate partners Manulife, Chevrolet and Shaw, the Government of B.C., the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador and national media partner Corus.

Host cities announced for BC Winter and BC Summer Games

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Fort St. John, Maple Ridge, Greater Vernon and Prince George have been announced as host cities for the 2020 and 2022 BC Winter and Summer Games. These games bring together athletes, coaches, officials, spectators and visitors, and result in significant economic benefits to the regions over the four days of competition.

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Victoria sports ambassador receives Medal of Good Citizenship

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Today, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond, on behalf of Premier Christy Clark, presented Peter Lawless, a well-known Victoria citizen, with the Province’s newest honour, the Medal of Good Citizenship. Launched in July 2015 by Premier Christy Clark, the prestigious Medal of Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term service, have made outstanding contributions to their communities without expectation of remuneration or reward. The medal reflects their generosity, service, acts of selflessness and contributions to community life. Nominations for the Medal of Good Citizenship are accepted year-round.

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Loreen Barnett Awarded Prestigious Daryl Thompson Award

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Sport BC is pleased to announce the prestigious Daryl Thompson Award winner who will be recognized at the 51st Athlete of the Year Awards in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. The 2017 recipient of the Daryl Thompson Award,  North Vancouver’s Loreen Barnett, is a long-time contributor to the sport of Triathlon. One of the most influential Builder’s in the history of triathlon in Canada, Loreen Barnett has worn many hats throughout her career in sport. Whether it’s been at the local, provincial, national, or international level, Loreen has helped grow the sport to where it stands today.

Sport organizations benefit from Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games Legacy Funds

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Making a direct impact on sports in Penticton, $62,000 in Legacy Funds was disbursed to local groups from the organizers of the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games. The BC Winter Games brought 1,700 athletes, coaches, and officials to Penticton and area in February of 2016 to participate in 17 different sports, including four sports for athletes with a disability.

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Province welcomes the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships

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More than 100 athletes, coaches, and support staff from 17 countries around the world have arrived at Big White Ski Resort to compete in the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships, thanks in part to $165,000 provided by the Government of British Columbia. The championships, running Feb. 1-8, 2017, is the first World Para Snowboard Championships to be held in North America since its debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The event includes men’s and women’s snowboard-cross and banked slalom events.

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Immediate injuries need immediate P.R.I.C.E.

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When you suffer an injury, the first 48 hours is the most important. This first phase of healing is called the acute phase, when blood rushes to the area to fix the problem. The body naturally experiences heat, pain, redness and swelling to protect itself. A change in colour and a stiff joint are also signs of injury. Chronic injuries are different than acute because they are nagging aches and pains that get worse over time. Both acute and chronic type injuries can be painful and prevent the body from healing.

The selfish pursuit of greatness

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“I will sleep soundly tonight, and for the rest of my life, knowing I made the right decision. I will never allow myself to be defined by the accolades I receive, rather the integrity I carry through life.”

Half a year ago, Evan Dunfee became a household name after his first Olympic appearance and a grueling 50km walk. His choice to refrain from an appeal not only inspired a nation and beyond, but also gave a much needed reminder of why we participate in sport. Why medals don’t equate to the true nature of competing in sport.

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