In 1976, 17-year-old Carl Valentine made his professional debut with the Oldham Athletic Association Football Club in England. That same year, Carl Valentine got punched in the gut by his coach. What seems like an atrocity of an action committed by his coach... Read More...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... Read More...Q: Who won Canada’s first gold medals at both the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro? A: Penny Oleksiak and Aurélie Rivard. Q: What sport did they compete in? A: Swimming. Q: [Insert Beyoncé] Who run the world? A: Swimmers. Not an... Read More...You come home after school one day to an elusive package with your name on it. After a relentless struggle with the packaging, your eyes are laid upon all that you’ve ever hoped for: Team Canada clothing. You’re excited as ever to put on your gear. To see... Read More...You can't be what you can't see Canadian Olympic Committee President, Tricia Smith. Canadian Paralympic Committee CEO, Karen O’Neill. Own The Podium CEO, Anne Merklinger. Canadian Coaching Association CEO, Lorraine Lafreniere. viaSport CEO, Sheila Bouman. At... Read More...“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... Read More...Vancouver, B.C. - In a province-wide call to action, provincial sport organizations are being asked to erase bullying in sport by making it a more inclusive and safe environment. viaSport and the Government of British Columbia are encouraging all provincial... Read More...Do you know an outstanding coach? viaSport wants to hear from you! Nominations for the viaSport 2016 Coach of the Year Awards are now open until Tuesday, February 28. These awards were founded by the Coaches Association of BC, and are funded by the Bob... Read More...Sign up for our monthly newsletter to get amateur sport news right to your inbox!
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