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Last chance! Apply now for viaSport CEO job opening

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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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Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life Resource

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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

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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

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“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

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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.

Registration now open for the 2017 Coach Developer Conference in Victoria

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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.

Apply now! 2018 BC Games Coach Mentorship Program

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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.

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds

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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.

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Team BC Seeks Female Golf Athletes for  2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

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The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) oversees the Team BC Program for the North American Indigenous Games. I·SPARC and our Team BC coaches are seeking female (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) golf athletes born 1998 through 2005 to attend a Team BC Golf NAIG Development Camp, to be held at Two Eagles Golf Course in West Kelowna.

Sport fund launched with $50,000 in matching provincial funds

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The BC Games Society is creating the Powering Potential Fund to support B.C.'s sport sector, thanks in part to up to $50,000 in matching funds from the B.C. government. The Powering Potential Fund will invest in projects that develop individual athletes, teams, sport organizations and communities. It aims to address the challenges young athletes may face in pursuing high-performance pathways in sport, such as the costs and access to sport facilities or specialized equipment needed in the pursuit of excellence in provincial, national and international competition.

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