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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.

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.

Wood chopping anyone? ParticipACTION 150 Play List revealed for Canada's 150th

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Now that Canadians have had their say, the ParticipACTION 150 Play List - the ultimate list of 150 physical activities that define us as Canadian – is here. Along with hockey, hiking and curling being some popular choices, so were dog walking, building a snowman and 5-pin bowling. Throughout 2017, Canadians are being challenged to try as many of the activities on the list as possible in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. This nationwide challenge will see events taking place from coast to coast to coast to give Canadians the chance to get moving and participate.

RBC Training Ground Returns to BC with Five Regional Qualifiers

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Five RBC Training Ground qualifying events are set to take place across British Columbia in 2017, in the hopes of finding Canada’s next great Olympic athletes. RBC Training Ground is a program designed to help sport officials uncover athletes with Olympic podium potential, in sports they may not have considered. 

Sliding into 2017 as BC Champions

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On New Year’s Day, Team Brown and Team Tardi slid past Team Daniels and Team Habkirk to become BC Junior Curling Champions. Both teams will move on to represent British Columbia at the 2017 Canadian Junior Curling Championships taking place in Esquimalt from January 21 – 29.

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Watch live! 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships

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On January 1, 2017, viaSport Media will be on-site at the Royal Curling Centre to live-stream the emerging, young talent across the province at the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championship. The winning teams will go on to compete for a national title at the 2017 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Watch the championship LIVE from home or on demand!

Apply now to be a Physical Literacy Mentor!

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Apply now! As part of the enhanced Action Schools! BC program, viaSport is building a team of Physical Literacy Mentors to implement the physical literacy mentorship program created to provide targeted support for elementary school teachers delivering the physical and health education curriculum.

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