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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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Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens half as likely to play sports as straight youth

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While participation in sports has been declining among high school students in British Columbia overall, even fewer gay, lesbian and bisexual (LGB) teens are involved in sports than 15 years ago, says a new University of British Columbia study. The study is the first of its kind to track sports involvement among LGB youth in Canada and was conducted in collaboration with the youth research nonprofit McCreary Centre Society.

BC sport sector promotes inclusion in sport at Pride Parade

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This past Sunday (August 6) was the 39th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade where viaSport marched alongside You Can Play, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, B.C. Lions, and provincial sport organizations Curl BC and Judo BC. Under the rainbow balloons and flags was a larger purpose – one where sport organizations across all levels marched together in commitment of making sport a place where all British Columbians feel safe and welcome.

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Parachute announces Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport to protect health of active Canadians

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Concussions in sport are a recognized public health problem because of their frequency of occurrence and their potential short- and long-term consequences. These include cognitive, emotional and physical symptoms, and when left undetected, even death. Parachute Canada (Parachute) works closely with concussion experts from across the country to better understand the most effective prevention, recognition and management strategies for concussion. Parachute is announcing the new Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport.

Team BC ready to take on the nation's best at the 2017 Canada Summer Games

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Team BC is ready to take on the best athletes in the country at the 2017 Canada Summer Games which open in Winnipeg on July 28. 354 athletes, 52 coaches, 27 managers and technical support staff, and 22 mission staff make up Team BC and will proudly represent British Columbia at the Games. Competition will take place in 16 sports against teams from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. The 2017 Canada Summer Games marks the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games and coincides with Canada’s 150th birthday. Special celebrations in Winnipeg will mark the importance of the Games to our country.

Microsoft & viaSport partner to make sport inclusive

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viaSport British Columbia and Microsoft Canada announce their commitment to creating a more inclusive British Columbia through their recent collaboration on a new online chatbot for sport in B.C., entitled ASH, Accessibility Sport Hub. ASH provides a human-centred technology platform for experts to share their resources with those interested in participating in or improving disability sport experiences.  Both organizations recognize that quality sport and physical activity can have positive social, physical and emotional benefits to those living with a disability. As a result, the purpose of the first phase is to leverage innovative and emergent technology to improve disability inclusion in sport and physical activity.

I·SPARC unveils new Team BC theme song

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After launching a province-wide competition, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) has unveiled Team BC’s new theme song set to premiere at the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). The song will be used to inspire Team BC during competitions and to create a unique presence at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

 

Sport Canada to Support Long-Term Targeted Excellence and Sustainable Sport Development

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In order to be the best, athletes and coaches must constantly review and adjust how they compete based on their training and performance results. Over the past year, Sport Canada has done the same to ensure that the investments Canadians make in high-performance sport allow Olympic and Paralympic athletes to push for the podium.

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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.

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