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Team BC unveils custom art to unite athletes at Games

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This summer, Team BC athletes will represent our province at two major multi-sport Games - the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg and the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto.The organizers of the two Team BC contingents are excited to unveil a custom art design that was commissioned to celebrate the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

Apply now! 2018 BC Games Coach Mentorship Program

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viaSport and BC Games Society are seeking interest forms for the BC Games Mentorship Program for the Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games (February 22 - 25). Through coach mentor/apprentice pairings, this program is designed to assist coaches in enhancing and developing their coaching skills in pursuit of coaching certification.

Registration now open for the 2017 Coach Developer Conference in Victoria

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The 2017 Coach Developer Conference is a multi-sport event open to all NCCP Coach Developers. Join us in beautiful Victoria, BC from October 12 – 15 to further develop yourself professionally in any of the Coach Developer roles. This will be a great opportunity to network and learn from sport leaders representing a variety of sports and from all over Canada.

Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds

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Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, measured the physical activity and bone strength of 309 teenagers over a specific four-year period that is crucial for lifelong, healthy skeletal development.

Women in Sport Spotlight: April 2017

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As the Manager of Program Development at BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS), Makiko Harada would disagree with this particular definition of wheelchair basketball based on how the hard-hitting sport resonates with her. When asked to use one word to describe the sport, it’s simply the word “sport” that rings true. 

Leading Sport: Cultivating Curiosity to Realize Vision

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Leadership in sport is a practice and not a position. Unlike traditional organizations where leveraging positional authority is used to motivate people, the sport leaders I interact with strive to inspire and guide independent local sport organizations through vision, influence, and persistence. While this community-based drive and passion is what sustains sport, it is also what makes leadership challenging for provincial sport executives and managers.

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Core Strength and Conditional Training

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Remember that commercial that showed an athlete doing a thousand plus sit-ups to train for a sport? The boxer is dripping with sweat from doing sit-up after sit-up. Strengthening the core used to be considered thousands of sit-ups and curl-ups. We now know that these exercises are not effective to train you for performance sport. In fact, they actually could hurt you physically and not help you perform your sport the best you can.

viaSport recognizes top coaches for 2016

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Behind every great athlete in British Columbia is a coach deserving of praise. For nearly 20 years, the Coach of the Year Awards has recognized individuals for their relentless contributions to sport, community and the lives of those they impact. Founded by the Coaches Association of B.C. and funded by the Bob Bearpark Foundation, the Coach of the Year Awards were created to recognize the history and dedication to coaching in British Columbia. Each year, B.C.’s best coaches are nominated for their contributions across three categories: Recreational/Grassroots, Regional/Provincial and International. For 2016, viaSport is proud to honour the following three inspiring individuals. 

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Team BC Seeks Female Golf Athletes for  2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

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The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) oversees the Team BC Program for the North American Indigenous Games. I·SPARC and our Team BC coaches are seeking female (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) golf athletes born 1998 through 2005 to attend a Team BC Golf NAIG Development Camp, to be held at Two Eagles Golf Course in West Kelowna.

Sport fund launched with $50,000 in matching provincial funds

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The BC Games Society is creating the Powering Potential Fund to support B.C.'s sport sector, thanks in part to up to $50,000 in matching funds from the B.C. government. The Powering Potential Fund will invest in projects that develop individual athletes, teams, sport organizations and communities. It aims to address the challenges young athletes may face in pursuing high-performance pathways in sport, such as the costs and access to sport facilities or specialized equipment needed in the pursuit of excellence in provincial, national and international competition.

Do you know our next Women in Sport Spotlight?

Do you know an inspiring women who could be our next Women in Sport Spotlight? Each month we highlight an exceptional women who has made a difference in the world of sport for her community.

Email us at info@viaSport.ca to let us know your suggestions!