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Improving your speed

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Speed is needed in every sport. A football receiver needs it to run down a pass, a baseball player needs it to run the bases or track down a fly ball, a tennis player needs it to return a serve. It is important to maintain your speed training throughout the year so your muscles and nervous system always keep the feeling of moving fast. You can develop this skill using sprint drills - an effective way to train your body to move quickly.


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


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.

Right where I belong


60% of the human body. 75% of the human brain. 100% of Alexa Loo’s soul. As an athlete, Alexa was well acquainted with the thirst-quenching abilities of water. However, her familiarity with the liquid transcended beyond these basic properties. Immersing herself within its natural elements, Alexa competed in both swimming and rowing as a UBC Thunderbird. Her natural affinity with water eventually led her to the snow-covered mountains in Turin, Italy as a snowboarder on the national team. Needless to say, water satisfied Alexa Loo’s soul. 

Host cities announced for BC Winter and BC Summer Games


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


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


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.

Target Your Motivation

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Imagine what is possible if you were able to free yourself from doubts and fears. Allow yourself to dream big and imagine how successful you could be at your sport. Dream goals let you explore unlimited possibilities and strive to achieve your maximum potential. As long as you can envision that your dream is possible then you can challenge the impossible. Write down your dream goals and explore these strategies to help you move towards achieving your dreams.

The pieces we leave behind


Because programs didn't exist for children with intellectual disabilities to engage in sport, Eunice took it upon herself to hold a summer day camp in her very own backyard. Fifty years later, her camp has evolved into a global movement known as Special Olympics. Without her, 4.2 million athletes around the world would not be participating in sport today, including Special Olympics British Columbia (SOBC) athlete, Paige Norton.

Deadline extended: viaSport Coach of the Year Awards


Do you know an outstanding coach? viaSport wants to hear from you!

Deadline for nominations for the viaSport 2016 Coach of the Year Awards has been extended until Wednesday, March 8.


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