National Coaches Week #ThanksCoach

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National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle. From September 21 - 29, 2019, encourage yourself to say thanks to the coaches who call B.C. home.

To celebrate National Coaches Week, viaSport is giving away $1000 through our Coaches Week Contest! See below for more details.


We're giving away $1000 to celebrate B.C. coaches! Enter to win $500 for your sport team/club/association and another $500 for your coach(es)! All you have to do is post a photo on social media that includes your coach(es) and why you appreciate them:

  1. Follow/like viaSport BC on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram
  2. Post a photo that includes your coach(es) to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. Also include:
    1. The name of the team/club/association you're a part of
    2. The name of the coach(es)
    3. Why you appreciate them
    4. The hashtag #thanksBCcoach
  3. Tag @viaSportBC in the post
  4. Ensure your Facebook/Twitter post and/or Instagram profile is made public so that your photo is viewable
    (If we've liked it, we can see it)


Q. What do you mean by a sport team/club/association?

A. You must be an individual (ie. athlete, parent, administrator, etc.) affiliated with a team/club/association to qualify. The money will be awarded to the team/club/association as a whole.

Q. I have a personal coach - can I enter the contest?

A. Yes, but only if you and your coach are affiliated with a team/club/association. The money will be awarded to the team/club/association as a whole.

Q. How many photos can I enter?

A. One per social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), up to a maximum of three submissions per user.

Q. What can the money be used for?

A1. Team/club/association: Expenses that benefit the entire team/club/association ie. travel expenses, equipment, uniforms, team celebration, etc.

A2: Coach(es): Expenses that benefit the coach(es) ie. travel expenses, coach development (education, courses, workshops), equipment, etc.

Q. How will my photo be used?

A. Any submitted photo may be used by viaSport and provincial and regional sport organizations for promotional purposes. By submitting a photo, you allow consent for use.

Q. How will the winning photo be selected?

A. One photo will be randomly selected from all submissions submitted through the three social media platforms. If a potential winner is not in compliance with contest rules, viaSport BC reserves the right to disqualify the photo from the contest and select an alternative winner.


  • All entries must be posted between 4:00pm PT, September 9, 2019 and 11:59pm PT, September 29, 2019.
  • By entering our contest, the entrant consents to the release of their photo for promotional use by viaSport BC, and provincial and regional sport organizations. Entrants must own the rights to the photo.
  • Sport teams/clubs/associations must be based in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Entrants must be in compliance with contest rules indicated above to win.
  • The winning entrant will be awarded $500.00 for the sport team/club/association and $500.00 for their  coach(es).
  • The winning photo, on behalf of the team/club/association and coach(es), will be contacted via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram in the beginning of October.
  • In order to receive payment, the winning entrant must complete and sign an ‘Intention of Use Agreement’ form after the contest commences. Before the money is awarded, viaSport BC owns the right to approve its intent.

Good luck!

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