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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.

3 tips to keep your kid in sport

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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.

Announcing our Surprise, Coach! Contest Winner!

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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.

Are you Canada's next Paralympian?

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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.

Nominate an outstanding woman in B.C. sport

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Do you know a woman who has brought about significant positive change in the world of physical activity, sport and recreation in BC through their actions, passions, and commitment for the advancement of girls and women in sport?  Please take this opportunity to nominate her for this prestigious award.

New NCCP module Coaching Athletes with a Disability launches Sept. 21!

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To ensure that all athletes experience a positive, safe, and inclusive sport experience, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) has developed the National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) Coaching Athletes with a Disability eLearning module. To celebrate Canada’s 150th, Coaching Athletes with a Disability NCCP training is available for FREE throughout 2017!

She shoots, she scores! Female hockey on the rise in B.C.

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With four gold medals achieved by the Canadian women’s national ice hockey team at the last four Winter Olympic Games, it’s no wonder that female ice hockey is on the rise in British Columbia. The sport’s ever-growing popularity can also be accredited to the prominence of strong female role models such as Hayley Wickenheiser and the increase in televised female hockey games. With more opportunities for females to play, coach, and referee hockey, support for equality towards Canada’s official winter sport is more apparent than before.

Coach Developer Conference: Develop yourself to develop others

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Kate Kloos is currently the Manager of Coach Development at viaSport BC. She encourages all NCCP Coach Developers to attend the 2017 Coach Developer Conference, a multi-sport event with the opportunity to network and gain invaluable experience from sport leaders across Canada representing a variety of sports.

Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Heil Joins viaSport to Advance Sport Across B.C.

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Jennifer Heil, Olympic gold and silver medalist in Freestyle Mogul skiing joins viaSport as VP of Sport Development. As a life-long sport veteran, Heil understands first-hand how the importance of sport and physical activity reaches far beyond the playing field – that it is a significant building block for an individual’s overall well-being and success.

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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.

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