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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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Canadian Paralympic Committee Paralympian Search

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Paralympian Search to look for aspiring Para athletes in Kelowna on November 30

BC Games Coach Mentorship Program partners with Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

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(Vancouver, B.C.) – As part of a mutual commitment to developing sport leaders in British Columbia, viaSport BC and the BC Games Society

viaSport and the Government of British Columbia Celebrate coaches in B.C.

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viaSport appoints new CEO to continue to grow sport participation in B.C.

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viaSport is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlene Krepiakevich as Chief Executive Officer.

Celebrate coaches in B.C. during National Coaches Week

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viaSport joins the Province of British Columbia in proclaiming September 22 – 30, 2018 as British Columbia Coaches Week.

B.C. is taking the lead in establishing a Safe Sport Movement

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B.C. is taking its efforts further by establishing a Safe Sport working group to address sexual abuse in sport.

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.