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viaSport news releases cover a variety of important amateur sport announcements that have been shared with local and province-wide media.

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New LeadForward Grant tackles much-needed gender representation in sport

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The new LeadForward Grant will fund up to $2,000 to local, multi or provincial sport organizations to support training, education or policy development activities to advance female leadership opportunities in sport.  

B.C. Paralympians and Team Canada celebrating PyeongChang 2018

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B.C-connected athletes earned 57% of the Canadian Paralympic Team’s total medal count, including four gold, three silver and nine bronze medals!

B.C. Secures Federal Funding to Advance Disability Inclusion in Sport

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To increase the quality of experience and opportunities in sport and physical activity for people living with a disability, UBC's School of Kinesiology and viaSport have received federal funding to study disability inclusion in the B.C. sport sector.

Close to 50% of Canadian Paralympic Team has a Connection to B.C.

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There are 24 athletes with connections to B.C. competing in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games, which twice as many as those who competed at Sochi 2014. 

B.C. Sport Sector Tackles Bullying and Harassment with Investment from the Province

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With a $50 000 investment from the Province of British Columbia, we're committed to working with the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to ensure athletes and coaches are safe in sport. 

Indigenous athletes in B.C. continue to benefit from Vancouver 2010's Olympic legacy

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viaSport, in partnership with the West Vancouver Community Foundation, has launched a new High Performance Athlete Assistance Grant to assist B.C. amateur athletes of Indigenous ancestry in their pursuit of excellence in sport.

More than a Quarter of Team Canada’s Athletes are from B.C.

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Noteworthy, considering that B.C. only accounts for 13% of the country's population. Go, Canada, go!

B.C. Sport Sector Unites to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse in Sport

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B.C. is taking a stand against child abuse in sport. Led by viaSport B.C., a spectrum of B.C. sport organizations will align on Tuesday for a full day of education and planning to advance child protection within sport in the province. The event is the first of its’ kind in Canada and puts B.C. at the forefront of the movement to address the issue of sexual misconduct within sport.

Celebrating coaches in B.C – #ThanksCoach

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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.

Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Heil Joins viaSport to Advance Sport Across B.C.

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Jennifer Heil, Olympic gold and silver medalist in Freestyle Mogul skiing joins viaSport as VP of Sport Development. As a life-long sport veteran, Heil understands first-hand how the importance of sport and physical activity reaches far beyond the playing field – that it is a significant building block for an individual’s overall well-being and success.