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BC Sport Organizations come together to celebrate Olympic Day in Kamloops 2017 on November 22nd

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Members of BC’s sport community are set to descend upon Kamloops on November 22nd, as the BC sport sector joins forces with the Canadian Olympic Committee to bring Olympic Day to Kamloops. Hosted by PacificSport Interior BC, the event will provide over 1,500 school aged children from the region with valuable physical movement skills through fun activities from a wide-range of provincial sport organizations, including viaSport BC, 2018 BC Winter Games Society and BC Sports Hall of Fame.

B.C. coaches praised at 2017 Sport Leadership Conference

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On November 3rd, The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) celebrated 61 coaching leaders at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Canadian Association of Canada, the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference brings together like-minded leaders who are fuelled by the desire to strengthen existing experiences in sport. Coaches from across Canada were presented awards for the phenomenal impact they have within sport, of which 13 hailed from B.C.

Register to protect youth from sexual abuse in sport

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In order to support sport organizations and drive change in B.C., viaSport is hosting BUILDING SAFE SPORT: Protecting Youth from Sexual Abuse, an event to bring awareness to the realities of child abuse in sport and implement preventative measures. The event will kick off with a free film screening of Swift Current, a feature length documentary around former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy who was sexually abused by his junior hockey coach.

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.

Q&A: Team Canada’s Head Coach and the Healing Power of the Invictus Games

Profiles

Alongside his many accolades, there’s another international, multi-sport event that Lawless holds near and dear to his heart – the Invictus Games. Created by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games harnesses the power of sport to inspire wounded, injured and sick servicemen and servicewomen. The Games are also a means to help them build physical and mental strength, and increase public awareness for those that serve in the army. Derived from Latin, “Invictus” means “unconquered” or “undefeated.”

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.

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.

Coach Feature: Parliamentary Secretary, Sport & Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon

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Parliamentary Secretary (PS) Ravi Kahlon learned one of his most valued and memorable life lessons as a young adult from his coach: that process is more important than outcome. A key learning that he attributes to making him a better human being across all areas of his life. And that’s the thing about coaches – they have the influence and impact to profoundly shape and change lives.

Celebrating coaches in B.C – #ThanksCoach

News Release

The government of British Columbia has proclaimed Sept. 23 – 30, 2017, as British Columbia Coaches Week, recognizing the impact of the more than 10,000 coaches in the province.

Coaches Week: Building a lifetime love for exercise

Profiles

In her final year of high school, Crystal Thomas had one goal: to attend the BC Summer Games. She doesn’t remember the specifics, but recalls competing at the Summer Games for modern pentathlon which consists of swimming, fencing, running, shooting and stadium jumping. Since 2004, she’s taken a number of athletes from northern B.C. to attend the Games, just like she once did.